Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema

Masculine Singular: French New Wave Cinema

by Geneviève Sellier
     
 

A socio-cultural analysis of French New Wave cinema, with a focus on issues of gender and the construction of sexual identities.

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A socio-cultural analysis of French New Wave cinema, with a focus on issues of gender and the construction of sexual identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822341925
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Aesthetic Doxa on the New Wave 1

1. A New Generation Marked by the Emergence of Women 11

2. Cinephilia in the 1950s 22

3. Auteur Cinema: An Affair of State 34

4. Contrasting Receptions 41

5. The Precursors 70

6. Between Romanticism and Modernism 95

7. Nostalgia for a Heroic Masculinity 128

8. The Women of the New Wave: Between Modern and Archaic 145

9. Jeanne Moreau: Star of the New Wave and Icon of Modernity 184

10. Brigitte Bardot and the New Wave: An Ambivalent Relationship 199

11. The Independent Filmmakers of the Left Bank: A "Feminist" Alternative 210

Conclusion: The New Wave's Legacy: "Auteur Cinema" 221

Appendix One: Box Office Results 225

Appendix Two: The Press 227

Notes 231

Bibliography 245

Index 253

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