Contemporary French Cinema: An Intro
"This clearly-written and lively introduction analyses twenty five years of popular French film including recent developments in most genres. Reflecting French cinema’s diversity because the New Wave, chapters range from the Heritage Film Thrillers War Movies Cinema-du-Look representations of sexuality women film-makers plus much more. Each chapter introduces the general public reception and demanding debates surrounding confirmed genre, intertwined with detailed accounts of person films from L’ensemble des Valseuses to L’ensemble des Visiteurs and Delicatessen. Individuals searching at French film the very first time may have the chance to see in more detail concerning the worldwide famous work of Cinema-du-Look company directors Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Beineix and Leos Carax, along with the recent blockbusters from the Heritage genre from Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette to Germinal and La Reine Margot. There’s additionally a helpful reference and detailed filmography."
France in the Flicks: Trends in Contemporary French Popular Cinema
"This book concentrates on the evolutions which have happened in French popular cinema recently. It offers a comprehensive summary of a few of the significant changes affecting a movie market that is showing strong indications of revitalisation after many years of Hollywood dominance. Numerous domestic productions released because the late 1990s have rivalled American blockbusters when it comes to audience figures and a number of these big commercial successes are discussed at length within this volume. The effectiveness of this book lies not just in its timeliness when it comes to its publication, but additionally in the truth that it combines situation studies of flicks which enjoyed worldwide appreciation in addition to productions that have been not distributed abroad. Consequently, the amount affords a distinctive understanding of French films which resonate with audiences outdoors of France in addition to individuals that are purely open to and enjoyed by local, domestic viewing groups. Furthermore, most of the contributors for this volume extend beyond film analysis and explore the development, distribution and exhibition contexts in addition to critical and audience reception. Consequently, it in general bakes an original contribution towards the growing section of French Film Studies and will probably be enjoyed by students and students in addition to keen supporters of cinema in France."
French Cinema: A Student’s Guide
"Study regarding French cinema has expanded dramatically recently, because it is more and more trained alongside literature in modern language departments. Many entrants to courses don’t have any previous experience with film study. This book, compiled by two leading scholars of French film, offers students introducing a brief history and theory of French cinema, while providing them with an awareness from the concepts and methods active in the study of film. Additionally, it includes a model essay, sample film analyses, as well as an appendix of statistics, filmography, bibliography and reference, causeing this to be book a vital and comprehensive resource."
In France They Cinema Book
"…is definitely an accessible and innovative survey of key topics in French cinema in the 1890s towards the twenty-first century. It proposes new insights into familiar areas and sets out a brand new diary for the research and appreciation of French cinema. It combines historic context and history with detailed discussion of casestudies and analysis of flicks. Additionally, it provides guidance for more studying, and extra sources for readers to think about. In France They Cinema Book is addressed to any or all enthusiasts of French cinema, students and teachers, specialists and fans."
French Cinema: From The Beginnings to the current
"Lanzoni provides an academic and chronological survey of French filmmaking from 1895 to 2002. He’s particularly thinking about how 20th-century occasions have affected French cinema, particularly the German occupation during The Second World War, which paradoxically symbolized an innovative high point the Algerian War the "New Wave’e xplosion from the early 1960s a student uprisings of May 1968 and up to date tariff movements to lessen American domination of European film markets. Readers wishing to have an in-depth portrait of the numerous distinctive French actors and company directors is going to be disappointed. In the eagerness look around the length and breadth of French film history, Lanzoni relegates the most colorful and prominent personalities to mere mentions. The writer fares better in the discussion of methods the show critique journal Cahiers du Cinema offered like a sounding board for that theories of recent Wave company directors like Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, manifestos that ultimately energized the planet cinema scene. Regrettably, Lanzoni does not stir any similar excitement this rather dry study will not lead many readers to look at France’s wealthy and varied film heritage. It does include valuable lists of Cannes Film Festival winners, recipients from the Cesar Awards, and France’s greatest box office hits…" – Library Journal
Historic Dictionary of French Cinema
"Covers a brief history of French film in the silent era to the current inside a concise or more-to-date information on the introduction of French cinema and related theoretical and cultural issues. This book features a chronology, an intro, photographs, a bibliography, and countless mix-referenced dictionary records on most of the major actors, company directors, films, movements, producers, and studios connected with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, records also discuss the outcome and value of every individual, film, movement, or studio."