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Amelie Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

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ISBN-10: 025207470X

ISBN-13: 9780252074707

Edition: 2007

Authors: Isabelle Vanderschelden

List price: $21.00
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Le Fabuleux destin d'Ameacute;lie Poulain(known in the United States asAmeacute;lie) is the story of a lonely young waitress in the Montmartre district who decides to devote herself to improving the lives of people around her. Isabelle Vanderschelden provides analysis and social context for the film and the reasons behind its success.
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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 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Note and acknowledgements
Production contexts
From Delicatessen to Amelie: Jeunet's identity quest
Amelie in the context of the French film industry
From notebook to storyboard: the genesis of the film
Reforming the troupe: the production team and the crew
Extending the nuclear family: the cast of Amelie
Something old, something new: Amelie's narrative
Narrative structure: Amelie's quest
Amelie's genres and motifs
Amelie Poulain: the creation of an iconic character
Postmodern style: Jeunet's signature
Amelie's visual feast: mise-en-scene and special effects
The use of sound
Paris and its 'little people'
Jeunet's postmodern signature
From surprise hit to social phenomenon: the reception of Amelie
Marketing and national box office
Media discourse and critical debates
International reception
The continued life of the film
Conclusion: Amelie and cultural diversity
Full credits
Statistics and tables
Selected bibliography