Patrice Leconte

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 166 pages
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Lisa Downing's comprehensive study of the films of Patrice Leconte traces lines of continuity and revision through a body of apparently disparate films whose "messages" often appear both contradictory and controversial. Pursuing a close reading of the recurrent themes, styles, intertexts and techniques which structure Leconte's filmmaking, Downing re-evaluates Leconte's status as an enigmatic artist offering complex and paradoxical commentary on contemporary questions of sexuality, ethics and identity. This book is the first full-length critical work in English on Leconte's cinema. It provides essential reading for both enthusiasts of French cinema and for those fascinated by the relationship between popular culture and theory.

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Contents

the making of a director
8
from Les Bronzis to Ridicule
35
Modes of masculinity
54
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Lisa Downing is Lecturer in French at Queen Mary, University of London.

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