A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

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Alistair Fox, Michel Marie, Raphaëlle Moine, Hilary Radner
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 12, 2015 - Performing Arts - 712 pages

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
 

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Contents

Contemporary French Cinema Continuity and Change in a Global Context
1
Part I Economic Institutional and Political Contexts
15
Part II Auteurs and Auteurism
161
Part III Genres Cycles and Cinematic Forms
231
Part IV Gender and Sexuality
377
Part V Continuities and Emerging Trends
481
List of Contemporary French Films Since 1990 Cited in this Volume
612
Bibliography
631
Index
655
End User License Agreement
692
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Raphaëlle Moine is Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris 3. Her publications include Cinema Genre (2002; translated into English in 2008), Remakes: les films Français à Hollywood (2007), and Les Femmes d’action au cinéma (2010).

Hilary Radner is Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago. Her publications include Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture (2011) and Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Culture (2011).

Alistair Fox is Professor Emeritus at the University of Otago. His books include Jane Campion: Authorship and Personal Cinema (2011), New Zealand Cinema: Interpreting the Past (2011), and an English edition and translation of Anne Gillain’s François Truffaut: The Lost Secret (2013).

Michel Marie is Professor Emeritus at l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle—Paris 3. His publications include The French New Wave: An Artistic School (1998, translated into English in 2002), Aesthetics of Film (with Jacques Aumont and Alain Bergala, 1983, translated into English in 2002), and Les Grands Pervers au cinéma (2009).

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