French Animation History (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2011 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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French Animation History is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place France holds within that history.
  • Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2011
  • The first book dedicated exclusively to this history
  • Explores how French animators have forged their own visual styles, narrative modes, and technological innovations to construct a distinct national style, while avoiding the clichés and conventions of Hollywood’s commercial cartoons
  • Includes more than 80 color and black and white images from the most influential films, from early silent animation to the recent internationally renowned Persepolis
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in the study of French film
  

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Contents

Silent Animation Emile Cohl and his Artisanal Legacy
French Animation and the Coming of Sound
Toward an Alternative Studio Structure
French Animations Renaissance
Conclusion French Animation Today
References
Further Reading
Index
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About the author (2011)

Richard Neupert is the Wheatley Professor of the Arts and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in Film Studies at the University of Georgia.  His previous books include A History of the French New Wave Cinema (2007) and The End: Narration and Closure in the Cinema, as well as translations from French of Aesthetics of Film (Aumont, et al) and The French New Wave (Marie).

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