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Description - Popular French Cinema by Ginette Vincendeau

Of 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 Details

ISBN: 9781850438113
ISBN-10: 1850438110
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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