Le Jour se Lève: French Film Guide

Le Jour se Lève: French Film Guide

by Ben McCann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857734747
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Series: Ciné-File French Film Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Ben McCann is Associate Professor of French Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His main teaching and research focus is French cinema. He is the author of Ripping Open the Set: French Film Design 1930-1939 (2013) and Le Jour se lève (2013) and the co-editor of The Cinema of Michael Haneke (2011) and Framing French Culture (2015).

Table of Contents


Context and Planning
Carné and the team
France in the 1930s - The Film Industry and Dominant Genres
Poetic Realism
Filming Le Jour se lève

2. Structure, Set Design, Style
Set Design

3. Performance and Politics
Performance styles
Sequence analysis I: the caf­é-concert (26m. 56s.)
Gender politics
Sequence analysis II: the greenhouse (56m. 14s.)
Class struggles
Sequence analysis III: François's death (1h 19m. 23s.)
A reflectionist film?

4. Reception and Remake
French reception
Blame the barometer?
International reception
Le Jour se lève remade – 'As dark as a Hallmark card?'
Afterlife I: Whatever happened to Marcel Carné?
Afterlife II: The rise and rise of Le Jour se lève


Appendix 1: Credits
Appendix 2: Marcel Carné filmography
Appendix 3: Select bibliography

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