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Cleo de 5 A 7 (Agnes Varda, 1961)

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ISBN-10: 0252074580

ISBN-13: 9780252074585

Edition: 2007

Authors: Valerie Orpen

List price: $21.00
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Remarkable even by New Wave standards,Cleacute;o de 5 agrave; 7is a moving and self-reflexive film from one of the period's very few French female directors. As Valerie Orpen explains, Agnes Varda's film about a woman awaiting the results of her cancer test is aesthetically innovative and politically aware, as well as an excellent document of the Parisian street life of 1961.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Production contexts
Agnes Varda's career up to Cleo de 5 a 7, or the game of art and chance
The genesis of Cleo de 5 a 7
Agnes Varda and Cleo de 5 a 7 in the context of the New Wave
Historical contexts: the backdrop of the Algerian war
Structure, style and themes
An unusual narrative structure: 13 chapters in 'real' time
A 'subjective documentary': focalisation, character interiority and realism
The Spoilt Child, the Maid-cum-Madam and the Chatterbox: characters in Cleo de 5 a 7
Cleo de 5 a 7 as a filmic illustration of the Existentialist zeitgeist
The loneliness of the flaneuse
Paris: city of light and enlightenment
Nature and death
Nudity and costume, truth and masks
Box office and reviews
A feminist film?
Film credits
Chapter breakdown
Selected bibliography