Film and Community in Britain and France
From La Regle du Jeu to Room at the Top
By (author) Margaret Butler
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Film and Community in Britain and France by Margaret Butler
Book DescriptionRelations between France and Britain have always been uneasy and ambivelant. But in cinema, WWII changed all that for a time. Although the two countries' wartime fortunes differed, post-war both were busy reintegrating returning servicemen and prisoners of war, and accomodating the changed aspirations of women. Margaret Butler examines these subjects and more in her comparative study of the cinemas of Britain and France during and after the war. Using the concept of continuity, she shows how cinema dealt directly with ideas of belonging and alienation, inclusion and exclusion, unity and division. She also draws on contemporary debates and offers a perceptive reading of key films, to reveal the meaning and appeal of French classics like "Les Enfants du Paradis" and notable British productions like "Waterloo Road".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860649554
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Margaret Butler
Margaret Butler is Lecturer in Film and Television History at the Open University.
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