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Description - Reading the French New Wave by Dorota Ostrowska

One of the most important movements in cinema history, the French New Wave of directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais not only revitalised French cinema, but permanently shifted cinema's aesthetic horizons by incorporating the narrative complexities of emerging modernist literature such as Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras and Jean Cayrol. This volume is the first title to comprehensively analyse these links between the New Wave and the New Novel, exploring intellectual figures such as Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges, and their relationship with French cinema and its theorists, including Christian Metz and Noel Burch, as well as discussing groundbreaking films such as Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and L'Annee derniere a Marienbad (1962). Examining these connections between the cinematic and the literary avant gardes, Reading the French New Wave locates France's filmmaking revolution as a part of a wider artistic reevaluation of the mid-twentieth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905674572
ISBN-10: 1905674570
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 150mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dorota Ostrowska

Dorota Ostrowska is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is co-author of European Cinemas in the Television Age (forthcoming).

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