The cinema of France

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Wallflower, 2006 - 283 pages
An in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, The Cinema of France contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. The book features works from the silent period and Poetic Realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carn?, Fran?ois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agn?s Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samoura? (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).

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Contents

introduction Phil Powrie
1
NAPOLÉON Maureen Turim
18
UN CHIEN ANDALOU AN ANDALUSIAN DOG Ramona Fotiade
21
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Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published widely on French film, including French Cinema in the 1980s: Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity; Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference; and French Cinema: A Student's Guide.

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