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Title The French cinema book / edited by Michael Temple and Michael Witt.

Published London : BFI Palgrave, A BFI book published by Palgrave, 2018.
©2018.

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 UniM Bail  791.430944 FREN    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Physical description xx, 370 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes First edition: 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-347) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. 1890-1920 -- 1. People : the men and women who made French cinema / Richard Abel -- 2. Business : the birth of the industry / Laurent Le Forestier -- 3. Technology : innovation, standardisation and commercialisation in early film technology / Laurent Mannoni -- 4. Forms : the shifting boundaries of art and industry / Ian Christie -- 5. Representations : our little planet / Teresa Castro -- 6. Spectators : the cinemising process : film-going in the silent era / Elizabeth Ezra -- 7. Debates : early developments in film-thinking / Monica Dall'Asta -- Pt. 2. 1920-50 -- 8. People : migration and exile in the classical period / Alastair Phillips -- 9. Business : anarchy and order in the French film industry / Colin Crisp -- 10. Technology : plant, imported technologies and film style / Charles O'Brien -- 11. Forms : the place and desire of avant-garde and experimental forms / Jennifer Wild -- 12. Forms : the art of spectacle : the aesthetics of classical French cinema / Ginette Vincendeau -- 13. Representations : the geography and topography of French cinema / Keith Reader -- 14. Representations : gender representations in French fiction films / Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier -- 15. Representations : region, colony and nation in French documentary films / Alison J. Murray Levine -- 16. Spectators : in the dark : looking for the French film public / Michael Temple and Muriel Tinel-Temple -- 17. Debates : trends and developments in film criticism and theory from the 1920s to the 1940s / Monica Dall'Asta -- Pt. 3. 1950-80 -- 18. People : film-making as a collaborative activity : the contribution of cinematographers, screenwriters and actors / Alison Smith -- 19. Business : the end of a golden era for the industry / Laurent Creton and Anne Jäckel -- 20. Technology : technological innovation and change from the mainstream to the margins / Michael Witt -- 21. Forms : the diversity of film-making forms and practices during the thirty glorious years / Michael Temple and Michael Witt -- 22. Forms : forms of resistance and revolt : 'we are in agreement with all that has struggled, and is struggling still, since the world began' / Nicole Brenez -- 23. Representations : a camera of one's own : video in feminist hands / Hélène Fleckinger -- 24. Representations : material turns : French cinema and the construction of everyday life / Sam Di Iorio -- 25. Representations : a greater France? French cinema from the colonial to the postcolonial period / Sebastien Denis -- 26. Spectators : going back home / Franck Le Gac -- 27. Debates : Bazin and his legacies / Daniel Morgan -- Pt. 4. 1980-present -- 28. People : the human factor : producers, directors, actors / Jean-Michel Frodon -- 29. Business : a business model under threat? / Laurent Creton and Anne Jäckel -- 30. Technology : 'delay the start to hasten the finish' : French exhibitors and the digital revolution / Kira Kitsopanidou -- 31. Forms : the documentary renaissance / Michael Witt -- 32. Forms : from cinema to film arts / Nicole Brenez -- 33. Representations : fiction, documentary and the political / Martin O'Shaughnessy -- 34. Representations : representations of ethnic minorities in French cinema since 1980 / Will Higbee -- 35. Representations : from gay visibility to queer in/visibilities / James S. Williams -- 36. Spectators : the spectator as expert -- French cinephilia today / Laurent Jullier and Jean-Marc Leveratto -- 37. Debates : philosophy and film : re-framing the cinematic century / Hunter Vaughan.
Summary This extensively revised and expanded new edition of the French Cinema Book offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history from the 1890s to the 2010s. It contains both thoroughly updated and entirely new contributions from thirty-six leading commentators on French cinema from around the world.
Other author Temple, Michael, 1963- editor.
Witt, Michael, editor.
British Film Institute, associated with work.
Subject Motion pictures -- France -- History.
Motion picture industry -- France -- History.
Cinematography -- France -- History.
ISBN 9781844574650 (paperback)
9781844574667 (hardback)

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