City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigre Filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939 ( Film Culture in Transition Series)

City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigre Filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939 ( Film Culture in Transition Series)

by Alastair Phillips
     
 

The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris—a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture—these experienced professionals also encountered resistance:

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The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris—a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture—these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789053566343
Publisher:
Amsterdam University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Film Culture in Transition Series
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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