The Cinema of France
Edited by Phil Powrie
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Cinema of France by Phil Powrie
Book DescriptionAn 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 Carne, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnes 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 Samourai" (1967), "Shoah" (1985), "Jean de Florette" (1986), "Les Visiteurs" (1993) and "La Haine" (1995).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764465
(234mm x 192mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Phil Powrie
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This book is the first major study of a French silent cinema star: Pierre Batcheff, a prominent popular cinema star in the 1920s.
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French Cinema in the 1990s, Hardback (November 1999)» View all books by Phil Powrie
The first collection of essays by UK and USA academics working in French cinema studies on French cinema in the 1990s. There are twenty-one chapters, fifteen of which focus on one film each. Issues covered are genre (the changing heritage film), gender and ethnic issues, community, and national cinema.
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Author Biography - Phil Powrie
Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published widely on French film, notably French Cinema in the 1980s: Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity (1997), Contemporary French Cinema: Continuity and Difference (1999) and French Cinema: A Student's Guide (2002).
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