Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking

Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking

by Alan Williams, Alan L. Williams
     
 

Republic of Images traces the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895--the year of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris--to the present day. Williams offers a unique synthesis of history, biography, aesthetics and film theory. He captures the formal and stylistic developments of film in France over nearly one hundred years.See more details below

Overview

Republic of Images traces the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895--the year of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris--to the present day. Williams offers a unique synthesis of history, biography, aesthetics and film theory. He captures the formal and stylistic developments of film in France over nearly one hundred years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674762688
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
642,482
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.22(d)

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Table of Contents

A Note on Film Titles and Dates

Introduction

Part I: French Cinema Dominates the World Market

1. The Cinema Before Cinema

2. An Industry Begins

3. Growth and Diversification

Part II: The Golden Age of the Silent Film

4. Decline and Mutation

5. The Mental and the Physical

6. The Commercial and the Esoteric

Part III: The Golden Age of the Sound Cinema

7. An Unexpected Upheaval

8. Art and Entertainment in the Sound Film

9. Politics, Poetics, and the Cinema

Part IV: A New Kind of Cinema

10. War and Occupation

11. Liberation-Change and Continuity

12. An Alternative Film Culture

Part V: The Nouvelle Vague and After

13. Fourth Wave

14. Filmmaking at the Margins

15. Winds of Change

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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