La Grande Illusion

La Grande Illusion

by Julian Jackson

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Overview

Jean Renoir's 1937 film La Grande Illusion is set during the First World War, but its themes of Franco-German conflict, divided loyalties in a time of war and the rise of anti-Semitism made it compelling and controversial viewing. Julian Jackson traces the film's historical context and its reception history.


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ISBN-13: 9781838716691
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2019
Series: BFI Film Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

JULIAN JACKSON is Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include The Popular Front in France: Defending Democracy 1934-1938 (1988), France: the Dark Years 1940-1944 (2001) and The Fall of France (2003), which was the joint winner of the 2004 Wolfson Prize for history. He is a fellow of the British Academy and Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques
JULIAN JACKSON is Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include The Popular Front in France: Defending Democracy 1934-1938 (1988), France: the Dark Years 1940-1944 (2001) and The Fall of France (2003), which was the joint winner of the 2004 Wolfson Prize for history. He is a fellow of the British Academy and Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Paris 1937
1. Renoir before La Grande Illusion
2. An Escape Story
3. The Making of the Film: Auteur as 'Ringmaster'
4. Variations on Realism: 'Interior Truth' and 'Exterior Truth'
5. Boundaries and Crossing Boundaries
6. Politics: La Grande Illusion between the Popular Front and Vichy
7. Afterlives: Escape and Survival
8. What Illusion(s)?
Notes
Credits
Bibliography

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...clear, to the point and packed with black and white stills...' Total Film

'...Jackson's commentary on the film is passionate and informed...' - H-France Review

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