Popular French Cinema
From the Classical to the Trans-national
By (author) Ginette Vincendeau
Popular French Cinema by Ginette Vincendeau
Book DescriptionOf all world cinemas, Hollywood excepted, France has had the most consistent record of production and popularity. French cinema is, as Ginette Vincendeau argues and demonstrates in this book, a popular art, combining audience appeal with art house and film festival attraction. While there have been books aplenty on either French cinema's history, or individual directors and occasionally stars, hitherto little has been published to stand alongside this book, which explores all three, providing a map with which to delve deeper into French cinema. Ginette Vincendeau is an internationally known and respected authority on this cinema, who combines fine intelligence and analytical depth with passion for her subject and an ability to share her enjoyment in it. Extending from early cinema to the present, bringing together both published and newly minted writings with a fresh Introduction, her book invites readers to dip in according to particular interests or to read it right through as a substantial introduction to the thrust of French cinema's history. Providing a taster for the first time reader and a substantial read for the filmgoer and the student, this is a fitting tribute to a great cinema by a top scholar and writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850438113
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ginette Vincendeau
Brigitte Bardot, Hardback (November 2014)
Brigitte Bardot was the first official face of Marianne, the figure synonymous with the liberty of France. She became one of the most famous faces of French cinema during the 50s and 60s and set the world alight when she appeared in And God Created Woman in 1957. This book examines Bardot's life and career.
Companion to Jean Renoir, Hardback (May 2013)
Francois Truffaut called him, simply, 'the best'. Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fully justifies this monumental survey that includes contributions from leading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzes Renoir's life and career from numerous critical perspectives.
Haine, Paperback (October 2005)
Released in 1995, "La Haine" is the black and white chronicle of 24 hours in the life of a mixed-race young male trio from a run-down Parisian suburb. The author provides an understanding of the context of the film's making, of the film's narrative tension, stylistic sophistication and ideological ambiguity, and of its success.
French Film, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Ginette Vincendeau
This work looks at classic French films, from the 1930s to the 1990s, providing detailed analyses of 22 major landmarks in French cinema. It look at the different ways in which French films textually inscribe and rework a variety of other cultural and historical texts.
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Author Biography - Ginette Vincendeau
Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film at Kings College University of London and writes for publications including 'Sight & Sound', 'Positif' and 'Screen'. Her many books on French cinema include 'Stars and Stardom in French Cinema' (2000) and 'Jean-Pierre Melville, An American in Paris' (2003). She is Series Editor of Tauris's Cine-files French Film Guides series and author of the Cine-file on 'La Haine'.
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