French Cinema From Its Beginnings to the Present

ISBN-10: 0826416004
ISBN-13: 9780826416001
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

R�mi Fournier Lanzoni is Associate Professor in Romance Languages at Wake Forest University, USA

Illustrations
Introduction
The Invention of Motion Pictures and the Silent Era of Film
France at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
The Invention of the Cinematographe
Georges Melies and the Adventure of the Film Studio
Growth of a National Cinema: Charles Pathe and Leon Gaumont
The Invention of Genres: Louis Feuillade and Max Linder
Avant-garde Cinema, French Impressionism, and Surrealism: Louis Delluc, Abel Gance, Marcel L'Herbier, Luis Bunuel, and Rene Clair
The Golden Age of French Cinema
The Style of the 1930s
The "Talkies"
French Cinema and Economic Recession
Verbal Cinema or Filmed Language? Marcel Pagnol
Beyond Filmed Theater: Toward Poetic Realism
Artists and Masters of Poetic Realism: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Marcel Carne, Jean Renoir, and Jean Vigo
Cinematography and the Poetics of Images
French Cinema of the Occupation
France in 1940
The Exodus of French Cinema Celebrities
French Cinema and Vichy
Propaganda and Censorship: The Case of Henri-Georges Clouzot
Working Conditions under the Occupation: Marcel Carne
Resistance and Liberation
The Postwar Era
The Fourth Republic and Postwar France
The Blum-Byrnes Agreements
The Prestige of French Cinema or Cinema of Prestige? Jean Cocteau
A Certain Tradition de Qualite
Comedy a la francaise: Claude Autant-Lara
Film Noir or film d'ambiance: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jacques Becker, and Rene Clement
Toward a New Cinema: Robert Bresson, Jacques Becker, and Rene Clement
The Years of the French New Wave
France during and after the Events of 1958
The Signs of Change: Louis Malle
Les cahiers du cinema and the Auteur Theory
The Emergence of the New Wave: Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, and Agnes Varda
The Return of Commercial Movie Successes
French Cinema of the 1970s
May '68: A New Cultural Era
Economic Assessment of French Cinema
The "Scandal" of the Cinematheque Francaise
Political Cinema as a New Genre: Louis Malle, Joseph Losey, and Costa-Gavras
The Last Days of the French Polar: Jean-Pierre Melville and Henri Verneuil
The Humanists' School: Claude Sautet, Francois Truffaut, and Eric Rohmer
The Storytellers: Bertrand Blier and Bertrand Tavernier
The Cinema of the 1980s
France in the 1980s
French Cinema of the 1980s: Over One Thousand Films Produced
Transformations in the French Film Industry
A New Partner: Television
The Old School of Filmmakers: Francois Truffaut, Bertrand Tavernier, Bertrand Blier, and Maurice Pialat
The Super Productions: Claude Berri and Jean-Jacques Annaud
New Directors for a New Generation: Jean-Jacques Beineix and Luc Besson
The Rebirth of Popular Comedies: Coline Serreau and Claude Zidi
The Last Decade and Beyond
French Society in the 1990s
The Improving Health of French Cinema
A Unique Financial-Aid System
French Television
French Cinema Abroad
New Artists, New Creators: Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
The Epics: Regis Wargnier and Claude Berri
Period Dramas: Patrice Chereau, Alain Corneau, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, and Patrice Leconte
The Return of Comedies at the Box Office: Jean-Marie Poire and Francis Veber
The New French Cinema--Le Jeune Cinema: Mathieu Kassovitz and Eric Zonca
The Digital Revolution and the High-Definition System: Pitof
Abbreviations
Appendix
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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