The Cinema of France / Edition 1

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The Cinema of France is an in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, containing 24 essays, each on an individual key film. The book features works from the silent period and Poetic Realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carne, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnes Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France provides an illuminating history of this essential national cinema, and includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot(1953), Le Samourai (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904764465
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Series: 24 Frames Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published widely on French film, including French Cinema in the 1980s: Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity; Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference; and French Cinema: A Student's Guide.

Wallflower Press

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors     vii
Acknowledgements     xii
Preface   Michel Marie     xiii
Introduction   Phil Powrie     1
Napoleon   Maureen Turim     11
An Andalusian Dog   Ramona Fotiade     21
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange   Alan Williams     31
The Rules of the Game   Martin O'Shaughnessy     41
Children of Paradise   Ben McCann     51
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday   Jean-Louis Pautrot     61
Rififi   Graeme Hayes     71
The Four Hundred Blows   T. Jefferson Kline     81
Breathless   Douglas Morrey     91
Last Year in Marienbad   Laura Rascaroli     101
Cleo from 5 to 7   Florence Martin     113
The Godson   Tim Palmer     123
The Mother and the Whore   Martine Pierquin     133
Going Places   Pierre Sorlin     143
Diva   Will Higbee     153
Shoah   Kathryn Robson     165
Three Men and a Cradle   Brigitte E. Humbert     175
Jean DeFlorette   Russell Cousins     185
Nikita   phil Powrie     197
The Lovers of Pont-Neuf   Wendy Everett     207
The Visitors   Isabelle Vanderschelden     217
Queen Margot   Alison Smith     227
Hate   Dayna Oscherwitz     237
Will It Snow for Christmas?   Martine Beugnet     247
Filmography     255
Bibliography     263
Index     277
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2006

    great book!

    Terrific set of essays on key French movies. The chapter on Le Samourai is great!

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