Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris

Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris

by Ginette Vincendeau

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Ginette Vincendeau discusses the artistic value of his films in their proper context and comments on Jean-Pierre Melville's love of American culture and his controversial critical and political standing in this English language study.

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ISBN-13: 9781838716530
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 285
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author or editor of numerous publications including The Encyclopedia of European Cinema, Stars and Stardom in French Cinema, Pepe le Moko and (with Alastair Phillips), the forthcoming Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood.
Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at King's College London . She is the editor of the BFI/Cassell Encyclopedia of European Cinema, and the author of The Companion to French Cinema (BFI/Cassell 1996) and Pépé le Moko (BFI, 1998).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jean-Pierre Melville, 'An American in Paris'
1. From Film Lover to Film-maker: The Life and Career of Jean-Pierre Melville
2. Stylistic Exercises: 24 heures de la vie d'un clown, Les Enfants terribles, Quand du liras cette lettrre
3. Melville's War: Le Silence de la mer, Léon Morin, prêtre, L'armée des ombres
4. Between the New Wave and America: Bob le flambeur, Deux hommes dans Manhattan, L'Ainé des Ferchaux
5. Série noire - films noirs: Le Doulos, Le Deuxième souffle
6. The Delon Trilogy: Le Samouraï, Le Cercle rouge, Un flic
Conclusion: Neither American nor French, but Melvillian
Appendix 1: Melville's Films at the French Box Office
Appendix 2: Melville's Films as Actor
Appendix 3: Melville's Pantheon of Sixty-four Pre-war American Directors

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