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
Composing for the Screen in Germany and the USSR, Paperback (December 2007)
An innovative look into the intersection of film and music in Russia and Germany
French Cinema in the 1990s, Hardback (November 1999)
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.
French Cinema in the 1980s, Hardback (October 1997)» View all books by Phil Powrie
This set of critical essays traces the history of French film in the 80s. Focusing on the theme of the crisis of masculinity in contemporary French culture, and its interrelationship with nostalgia, the crisis in the French film industry is also discussed, and specific films examined in detail.
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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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