The Cinema Of France

Author: Phil Powrie
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781904764465
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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).

Les Cahiers Oublies

Author: Blanche Remond
Publisher: Editions Le Confluent
ISBN: 9782955734513
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Aout 2003 Helene Borlier, jeune Lyonnaise de vingt-cinq ans, accepte un premier poste d'enseignante, a Watten, petite bourgade du Nord de la France. Installee dans la Maison de la montagne, grande et belle villa restee figee dans le souvenir inquietant de ses anciens proprietaires, Helene se sent, au fil des jours, assaillie d'impressions etranges de deja-vu, de deja-vecu. Ces phenomenes s'aggravent avec les visions fantomatiques d'une jeune femme blonde. Qui est-elle ? Que lui veut-elle ? Quel secret pese sur les lieux ? Troublee, mais determinee a decouvrir la verite, Helene part sur les traces des anciens occupants de la Maison de la montagne . Mais il est des passes qu'il vaut mieux ne pas reveiller... Sur fond d'ete brulant, les ombres d'un drame enfoui depuis plus de vingt ans vont ressurgir et l'emmener vers le terrifiant secret des cahiers oublies."

The Long Silence

Author: Helen McPhail
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646539
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This account, based on original sources including diaries, memoirs, family records, secret diaries written during the war, vivid memories, and official records, shows how the rich agricultural and industrial areas of northern France were invaded, occupied, and exploited between the summer of 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918. Factories were stripped, household furniture and fittings requisitioned, food supplies taken, the population maltreated and malnourished, and even taken to forced labor camps: The population lived in terror. Starvation loomed and contact with the outside world vanished until Herbert Hoover set up his scheme of aid that kept the population alive during the war.

Anarchism In France

Author: Reg Carr
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719006685
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A Companion To Contemporary French Cinema

Author: Alistair Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118585429
Size: 75.30 MB
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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

Aloysius Bertrand S Gaspard De La Nuit Beyond The Prose Poem

Author: Valentina Gosetti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317198611
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Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) is a familiar title to music lovers, thanks to Ravel’s piano work of the same name, and to specialists of French literature, especially those interested in Baudelaire’s prose poetry. Yet until very recently the collection and its author have generally been viewed almost exclusively through the prism of their pioneering role in the development of the prose poem. By placing Bertrand back in his original context, adopting a comparative approach and engaging with recent critical work on the collection, Valentina Gosetti proposes a substantial reassessment of Gaspard de la Nuit and promotes a new understanding of Bertrand in his own terms, rather than those of his successors. Through his playful and ironic reinterpretation of Romantic clichés, and his overt defiance of the boundaries of poetry and beauty, Bertrand emerges as a fascinating figure in his own right. This book is one of the first full-length studies of Bertrand’s work, and it will be of particular interest to specialists of the nineteenth century and of provincial literature, and to students of nineteenth-century poetry or the fantastic.

Psychoanalysis And Woman

Author: Shelley Saguaro
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814797717
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Psychoanalysis and Woman collects for the first time in one volume the most important psychoanalytic writings on female sexuality and women from Freud's contemporaries through French feminisms to postmodernism and post-feminism. These primary texts introduce the reader to a broad spectrum of works by primarily women theorists writing within a number of different psychoanalytic traditions. Psychoanalysis and Woman makes available a number of fundamental, yet obscure and inaccessible early psychoanalytic documents by women and places them within the context of later women psychoanalytic theorists. Editor Shelley Saguaro provides a concise contextual introduction addressing some of the sexual political issues raised by psychoanalysis, while each section of the volume is prefaced with more specific biographical and cultural introductory material. Topics addressed include new reproductive and sexual technologies, cybernetics, androgyny, the "third sex," pornography, and psychoanalysis and contemporary media/film theory. Contributors include Sigmund Freud, Karen Horney, Helene Deutsch, Jeanne Lampl-de Groot, Joan Riviere, Maria Torok, Melanie Klein, Nancy Chodorow, Juliet Mitchell, Noreen O'Connor and Joanna Ryan, Carl G. Jung, Esther Harding, Maria von Franz, Marion Woodman, Jacques Lacan, Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Julie Kristeva, Mary Jane Sherfey, Monique Wittig, Jacqeline Rose, Camille Paglia, Judith Butler, and Jane Flax.