French Cinema Bookby Michael Temple
The French Cinema Book is an accessible and innovative survey of key topics in French cinema from the 1890s to the twenty-first century. It proposes new insights into familiar areas and sets out a fresh agenda for the study and appreciation of French cinema. The book combines historical context and background information with detailed discussion of/i>… See more details below
The French Cinema Book is an accessible and innovative survey of key topics in French cinema from the 1890s to the twenty-first century. It proposes new insights into familiar areas and sets out a fresh agenda for the study and appreciation of French cinema. The book combines historical context and background information with detailed discussion of casestudies and analysis of films. It also provides guidance for further reading, and additional resources for readers to consider. The French Cinema Book is addressed to all lovers of French cinema, students and teachers, specialists and fans.
The book addreses such questions as
* Who are the men and women who have made French cinema happen?
* What is the business culture in which French cinema evolved?
* How has technological change effected artistic and commercial innovation?
* What have been the most popular and the most experimental forms?
* How has the spectator's experience of filmgoing changed in the past 100 years?
* How have debates about film reflected cinema's unique place in French culture?
- BFI Publishing
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- 6.72(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)
Table of Contents
|General introduction : rethinking French cinema||1|
|Introduction : hello cinema!||9|
|1||People : the men and women who made French cinema||18|
|2||Business : a re-examination of key milestones in the development of the industry||34|
|3||Technology : the drive to mechanisation and digitisation||42|
|4||Forms : the shifting boundaries of art and industry||50|
|5||Representations : mutability and fixity in early French cinema||65|
|6||Spectators : the cinemising process : filmgoing in the silent era||74|
|7||Debates : thinking about cinema : first waves||82|
|Introduction classicism and conflict||93|
|8||People : migration and exile in the classical period||103|
|9||Business : anarchy and order in the classic cinema industry||118|
|10||Technology : imported technologies in French film-making||128|
|11||Forms : the art of spectacle : the aesthetics of classical French cinema||137|
|12||Representations : the geography and topography of French cinema||153|
|13||Spectators : the golden age of spectatorship||162|
|14||Debates : critical debate and the construction of society||172|
|Introduction : a new world||183|
|15||People : the other auteurs : producers, cinematographers and scriptwriters||194|
|16||Business : a certain idea of the film industry||209|
|17||Technology : from images of the world to the world of images||221|
|18||Forms : 'for it is the critical faculty that invents fresh forms'||230|
|19||Representations : Parisian images and national transformations||247|
|20||Spectators : the decline, fall and rebirth in cinemagoing||256|
|21||Debates : the exercise was beneficial, Monsieur Daney||265|
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