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An 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 Details

ISBN: 9781904764465
ISBN-10: 1904764460
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 192mm x 25mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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