French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present
Remi LanzoniISBN: 0826416004;
Book DescriptionTo a large extent, the story of French filmmaking is the story of moviemaking. From the earliest flickering images of the late nineteenth century through the silent era, Surrealist influence, the Nazi Occupation, the glories of the New Wave, and the present, Remi Lanzoni examines a considerable number of the world's most beloved films. In French Cinema, he focuses his lens on outstanding examples from each era to give the cineaste in each of us new insight into our own favorites.Directors such as Robert Bresson, Marcel Carne, Claude Chabrol, Rene Clair, Jean Cocteau, Abel Gance, Louis Malle, Jean Renoir, Eric Rohmer, Jacques Tati, and Francois Truffaut are covered in depth, as are stars such as Arletty, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Maurice Chevalier, Catherine Deneuve, Max Linder, Jean Marais, Yves Montand, Jeanne Moreau, and Simone Signoret. French Cinema is enhanced by over 100 film stills as well as rare, archival photographs of...
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