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Mathieu Kassovitz by Will Higbee
Book DescriptionMathieu Kassovitz is arguably the most important filmmaker to have emerged from French cinema in the past two decades. As a director, his work often engages with highly controversial socio-political issues whilst still managing to attract and connect with a popular audience - and, above all, with a youth audience. He is also one of the few contemporary French filmmakers who is capable of productively engaging with Hollywood, in terms of cinematic style, narrative and genre, yet still retaining his own identity as a French filmmaker. In addition to his directorial successes, Kassovitz has also achieved considerable critical and commercial success in France as a screen actor. His films - whether directed by or acted in, or both - show an astonishing variety, from his early Metisse (1993), his break-through, La Haine (1995) through to Jeunet's Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain (2000), Asterix et Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (2002) and Gothika (2003). Will Higbee's study is the first to explore of one of the most fascinating characters in French cinema.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719071478
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Will Higbee
Post-Beur Cinema, Paperback (August 2014)
Offers a comparative analysis of Maghrebi-French and North African emigre cinema in France. Through a detailed study of this transformative decade for Maghrebi-French and North African emigre filmmaking in France, this book argues for the emergence of a 'Post-Beur' cinema in the 2000s that is simultaneously global and local in its outlook.
De-Westernizing Film Studies, Paperback (June 2012)
'De-Westernizing Film Studies' considers what form a challenge to the enduring vision of film as a medium - and film studies as a discipline - modelled on 'Western' ideologies, theoretical and historical frameworks, critical perspectives as well as institutional and artistic practices, might take today.
Studies in French Cinema, Paperback (September 2010)
Looks at the development of French screen studies in the United Kingdom over the years and the ways in which innovative scholarship in the UK has helped shape the field in English and French speaking universities. This text is also a tribute to six key figures within the field who have been leaders in research and teaching of French cinema.
French National Cinema, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Will Higbee
A revised and updated version of a successful and established text, French National Cinema offers a thorough and much-needed historical overview of French cinema at a time when it continues to grow in popularity with films such as Amelie and Belleville Rendez-vous.
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Author Biography - Will Higbee
Will Higbee teaches in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Exeter
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