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Overview

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?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844570119
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Temple teaches French at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of The Name of the Poet (1995), editor of Meetings with Mallarmè (1998), and coeditor of The Cinema Alone: Jean-Luc Godard 1985-2000. Michael Witt teaches Film Studies at the University of Surrey, Roehampton. He is coeditor, with Michael Temple and James S. Williams, of For Ever Godard: The Work of Jean-Luc Godard from 1950 to the Present (2004).

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Table of Contents

General introduction : rethinking French cinema 1
Pt. 1 1890-1930 7
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
Pt. 2 1930-60 91
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
Pt. 3 1960-2004 181
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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