Les Enfants Du Paradis

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This text looks at one of the masterpieces of French cinema, made under great difficulties during the German occupation in World War II, and set in the world of nineteenth-century Parisian theatre.

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Overview

This text looks at one of the masterpieces of French cinema, made under great difficulties during the German occupation in World War II, and set in the world of nineteenth-century Parisian theatre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851703657
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: BFI Film Classics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 78
  • Sales rank: 1,474,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Forbes is Ashley Watkins Professor of French at the University of Bristol and author of The Cinema in France: After the New Wave (BFI/Macmillan)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9
Genesis of the Film 11
An Alternative Cultural Strategy 12
History and Fiction 18
Carne, Barrault, Prevert - Les veritables auteurs du crime 26
The Theatre in Les Enfants du paradis 41
The Performer as Hero: Frederick and Debureau 45
Theatre as Memory and Repetition 47
Gender and Genre: The Politics of Identity 53
The Viewer from Flaneur to Voyeur 63
The World Turned Upside Down 69
Notes 73
Credits 76
Bibliography 78
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