The French Cinema Book

The French Cinema Book

The French Cinema Book is addressed to all lovers of French cinema, students and teachers, specialists and fans.

Author: Michael Witt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781844575732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 150

The French Cinema Book is an accessible and innovative survey of key topics in French cinema from the 1890s to the twenty-first century. This multi-authored volume proposes new insights into familiar areas and sets out a fresh agenda for the study and appreciation of French cinema: • Who are the men and women who have made French cinema happen? • What is the business culture in which French cinema has evolved? • How has technological change effected artistic and commercial innovation? • What have been the most popular and the most experimental forms? • What has French cinema shown us of France, its society, its citizens, its concerns? • How has the spectator's experience of film-going changed in the last 100 years? • How have debates about film reflected cinema's unique place in French culture? The book combines historical context and background information with detailed discussion of case-studies, analysis of films, recommendations for further reading and online resources. The French Cinema Book is addressed to all lovers of French cinema, students and teachers, specialists and fans.
Categories: Performing Arts

The French Cinema Book

The French Cinema Book

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a key textbook offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history and culture from the 1890s to the present day.

Author: Michael Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718862

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

View: 614

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a key textbook offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history and culture from the 1890s to the present day. The contributors, who include leading historians and film scholars, provide an indispensable introduction to key topics and debates in French film history. Each chronological section addresses seven key themes – people, business, technology, forms, representations, spectators and debates, providing an essential overview of the cinema industry, the people who worked in it, including technicians and actors as well as directors, and the culture of cinema going in France from the beginnings of cinema to the contemporary period.
Categories: Performing Arts

France on Film

France on Film

This collection of new essays is a comprehensive introduction to the concerns and styles which characterise contemporary popular French film.

Author: Lucy Mazdon

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364086

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

View: 433

This collection of new essays is a comprehensive introduction to the concerns and styles which characterise contemporary popular French film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary French Cinema

Contemporary French Cinema

Students of French film will also find all the bibliographical pointers they need to dig deeper, and instructors will appreciate the pedagogical components included in the chapters." —Jonathan Walsh, Department of French Studies, Wheaton ...

Author: Alan J. Singerman

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585108947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 591

Like its French-language companion volume Le Cinéma français contemporain: Manuel de classe, Alan Singerman and Michèle Bissière's Contemporary French Cinema: A Student's Book offers a detailed look at recent French cinema through its analyses of twenty notable and representative French films that have appeared since 1980. Sure to delight Anglophone fans of French film, it can be used with equal success in English-language courses and, when paired with its companion volume, dual-language ones. Acclaim for Le Cinéma français contemporain: Manuel de classe "From Le Dernier Métro to Intouchables, Bissière and Singerman cover the latest trends of French cinema, emphasizing context and analytical method as Singerman did in Apprentissage du cinéma français (Focus 2004). The authors offer a selection of films most French cinephiles will applaud, and they incorporate insights from some of the best critical work on French cinema. Students of French film will also find all the bibliographical pointers they need to dig deeper, and instructors will appreciate the pedagogical components included in the chapters." —Jonathan Walsh, Department of French Studies, Wheaton College, Massachusetts "This remarkable book comes to us from two seasoned teachers and critics and beautifully complements an earlier work, Alan Singerman's Apprentissage du cinéma français. The time period covered, more targeted here than in the preceding text, is admirably well chosen, and the breakdown by broad category, each offering multiple options, guides the teacher while offering a choice among an abundance of interesting films. The preliminary chapters, both succinct and informative, give students an excellent overview of French cinema as a whole and of the technical knowledge needed for film analysis. Each of the subsequent chapters offers an indispensable introduction discussing the plot, director, production, actors, reception, and context of the film in question and also provides a very useful filmography and bibliography… an exemplary work." —Brigitte E. Humbert, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College
Categories: Performing Arts

French Film

French Film

The second edition of this innovative textbook brings together leading scholars to provide detailed analyses of twenty-two key films within the canon of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Author: Susan Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136214868

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 575

The second edition of this innovative textbook brings together leading scholars to provide detailed analyses of twenty-two key films within the canon of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Films discussed include: * masterpieces such as Renoir's La Bete Humaine and Carne's Les Enfants du Paradis * popular classics such as Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Ma Nuit chez Maud * landmarks of the New Wave such as Les 400 Coups and A bout de souffle * important films of the 1990s such as Nikita and La Haine The films are considered in relation to such issues as the history of French cinema, the social and cultural contexts of their production and reception, the relationship with Hollywood cinema, gender politics, authorship and genre. Each article is accompanied with a guide to further reading and a filmography of the director, and the new edition also includes a fully revised introduction and a bibliography on French cinema.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

Featuring contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars of French cinema, these innovative essays highlight the diversity of French films and filmmaking techniques that have emerged since the New Wave era.

Author: Alistair Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444338997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

View: 114

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time
Categories: Performing Arts

Contemporary French Cinema

Contemporary French Cinema

Charts recent developments in all genres since the New Wave, including the heritage film, the thriller, the war film, `cinema du look'. Other topics include: representations of sexuality; the work of women film-makers.

Author: Guy Austin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719046114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 488

Examines popular French film of the last 25 years. Charts recent developments in all genres since the New Wave, including the heritage film, the thriller, the war film, `cinema du look'. Other topics include: representations of sexuality; the work of women film-makers. Includes a filmography.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Companion to French Cinema

The Companion to French Cinema

A handbook of French cinema

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UCSC:32106011191613

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 217

A handbook of French cinema
Categories: History

French Cinema

French Cinema

In English, this text is an introduction to French cinema and includes the history of the origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of major masterpieces of French ...

Author: Alan J. Singerman

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 1585102059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

View: 159

In English, this text is an introduction to French cinema and includes the history of the origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of major masterpieces of French filmmaking.
Categories: Performing Arts

The A to Z of French Cinema

The A to Z of French Cinema

This is done through a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French ...

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810870383

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 504

View: 395

It can be argued that cinema was created in France by Louis Lumi_re in 1895 with the invention of the cinZmatographe, the first true motion-picture camera and projector. While there were other cameras and devices invented earlier that were capable of projecting intermittent motion of images, the cinZmatographe was the first device capable of recording and externally projecting images in such a way as to convey motion. Early films such as Lumi_re's La Sortie de l'usine, a minute-long film of workers leaving the Lumi_re factory, captured the imagination of the nation and quickly inspired the likes of Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy, and Charles PathZ. Through the years, French cinema has been responsible for producing some of the world's best directors_Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Fran_ois Truffaut, and Louis Malle_and actors_Charles Boyer, Catherine Deneuve, GZrard Depardieu, and Audrey Tautou. The A to Z of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up to date volume detailing the development of French cinema and major theoretical and cultural issues related to it. This is done through a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio included. This detailed, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

Studies in French Cinema

Studies in French Cinema

This seminal text is also a tribute to six key figures within the field who have been leaders in research and teaching of French cinema: Jill Forbes, Susan Hayward, Phil Powrie, Keith Reader, Carrie Tarr, and Ginette Vincendeau.

Author: Will Higbee

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 473

Studies in French Cinema looks at the development of French screen studies in the United Kingdom over the past twenty years and the ways in which innovative scholarship in the UK has helped shape the field in English- and French-speaking universities. This seminal text is also a tribute to six key figures within the field who have been leaders in research and teaching of French cinema: Jill Forbes, Susan Hayward, Phil Powrie, Keith Reader, Carrie Tarr, and Ginette Vincendeau. Covering a wide range of key films—contemporary and historical, popular and auteur—the volume provides an invaluable overview for students and scholars of the state of French cinema, and French film studies at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Categories: Performing Arts

Gender and French Cinema

Gender and French Cinema

Bringing together original essays by French, British and American scholars, this collection explores the key role of gender and sexual politics in 20th-century French cinema.

Author: Alex Hughes

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025766853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 482

Bringing together original essays by French, British and American scholars, this collection explores the key role of gender and sexual politics in 20th-century French cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

French Cinema

French Cinema

Author: Phil Powrie

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 0340760036

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 385

The study of French cinema has greatly expanded in recent years, as it is increasingly taught alongside literature in modern language departments. This book, written by two leading scholars of French film, offers students an introduction to the history and theory of French cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cinema of France

The Cinema of France

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 Carné, François ...

Author: Phil Powrie

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 504

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 Carné, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France provides an illuminating history of this essential national cinema and includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samouraï (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).
Categories: Performing Arts

French Cinema A Critical Filmography

French Cinema   A Critical Filmography

This invaluable resource by one of the world's leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society.

Author: Colin Crisp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253017024

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

View: 986

This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and Volume 2: 1940–1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable world of 20th-century French cinema. All entries contain a list of cast members and characters, production details, an overview of the film's cultural and historical significance, and a critical summary of the film's plot and narrative structure. Each volume includes an appendix listing rewards earned and an extensive reference list for further reading and research. A third volume, covering the period 1958–1974, is forthcoming.
Categories: Performing Arts

French Cinema

French Cinema

A history of the French cinema.

Author: Charles Drazin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571218490

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 448

View: 532

A history of the French cinema.
Categories: Motion pictures

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema

This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French ...

Author: Dayna Oscherwitz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123291176

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 998

Historical Dictionary of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up-to-date details of the development of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book includes a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio. This in-depth, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.
Categories: History

The Faber Book of French Cinema

The Faber Book of French Cinema

As he brings the story up-to-date - with Jacques Audaird's award-winning A Prophet - he seeks to capture the essence of the French film tradition and why it continues to matter to anyone who cares about the cinema.

Author: Charles Drazin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571271955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

View: 802

Offering portraits of such key figures as the Lumière brothers, Georges Méliès, Charles Pathé and Léon Gaumont, he looks at the early pioneers who transformed a fairground novelty into a global industry. The crisis caused by the First World War led France to surrender her position as the world's dominant film-making power, but French cinema forged a new role for itself as a beacon of cinematic possibility and achievement. Producing such distinctive film-makers as Jean Renoir, Marcel Pagnol, Sachy Guitry and Julien Duvivier, the French cinema's Golden Age boasted an intelligence, maturity and flair that classical Hollywood could admire but struggle to emulate. Suggesting a Gallic attitude that has always considered the cinema to be as much a cause as a business, Drazin looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les Enfants du Paradis. Finally, he traces its remarkable post-war regeneration. He looks at the seminal impact of the New Wave of film-makers - typified by Truffaut and Godard - but also at the other waves that have followed since. As he brings the story up-to-date - with Jacques Audaird's award-winning A Prophet - he seeks to capture the essence of the French film tradition and why it continues to matter to anyone who cares about the cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Directory of World Cinema France

Directory of World Cinema  France

This title presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of France.

Author: Charlie Michael

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841505633

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 325

View: 384

This title presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of France. It addresses the great directors and key artistic movements, but also ventures beyond these already well-established films and figures, broadening the canon through an examination of a great many lost or neglected French films.
Categories: Performing Arts

French Cinema in the 1970s

French Cinema in the 1970s

This book focuses on the debates which shook French cinema in the immediate aftermath of the student revolution of May 1968.

Author: Alison Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719063418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 383

This book focuses on the debates which shook French cinema in the immediate aftermath of the student revolution of May 1968. Alison Smith examines these effects across the spectrum of French production, the rise of new genres and re-formulation of older ones. Chapters investigate political thrillers, historical films, new naturalism and Utopian fantasies, dealing with a wide variety of films. A particular concern is the extent to which filmmakers' ideas and intentions are contained in or contradicted by their finished work, and the gradual change in these ideas over the decade.
Categories: Performing Arts