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Genre,Myth,and Convention in the French Cinema,1929-1939 / Edition 1

Genre,Myth,and Convention in the French Cinema,1929-1939 / Edition 1

by Colin Crisp, C G Crisp


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ISBN-13: 9780253215161
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Before his recent retirement, Colin Crisp was Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Griffith University in Brisbane, which he joined when it first opened in 1975, and where he served as Chairman and Dean of Humanities, and later as Acting Provost and Director of the Queensland College of Art. He has published a number of books on the French cinema, and notably The Classic French Cinema 1930-1960, which the present work supplements by its consideration of genre and myth in the first decade of the French sound cinema.

Table of Contents

Part One: Thirteen Hundred Films
1. Identity
2. Nation and Race
3. Class
4. Gender and the Family
5. Education, the Media and the Law
6. Art and Transcendence
Part Two: Genre, Star, Box Office
7. Cinematic Genres in France: "a grotesque mask," or "the genius of the system?"
8. The Stars in their (dis)courses: "anemic dreams and poetry for pallid people?"
9. Box Office Success in the Thirties: "films debased by popular taste?"
Appendix A. A Viewer's Guide
Appendix B. Filmography 19291939

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