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Merci pour le chocolat (2000): Cause and Effect

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Merci pour le chocolat is based on Charlotte Armstrong’s novel The Chocolate Cobweb (1948), translated and published in France in 1949 as Et merci pour le chocolat.Armstrong’s novel was published in France by Ditis, translated...

La Fleur du mal (2003): Keeping it in the Family

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

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...Incest, inheritance, politics and terroir: these are the leading subjects of La Fleur du mal. The film’s narrative structure is founded on a principle of repetition; it opens with Pierre Charpin’s corpse and it ends with Gérard’s (Bernard...

La Demoiselle d’honneur (2004): Criss-Cross, Motives and Murder

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

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...La Demoiselle d’honneur (2004) is Chabrol’s adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s novel The Bridesmaid (1989). Almost the whole novel is presented from the hero Philip’s point of view. However, Rendell’s third-person description of Philip...

Alain Cavalier on Thérèse

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 9 : French Film-makers on Film-making in association with Positif

1999

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...Alain CavalierAlain Cavalier's first feature was L'Insoumis (1962), starring Alain Delon. This established him as a director of the first order. He has a series of well-received productions to his name, culminating in Thérèse (1986). Since...

Alain Resnais on On connaît la chanson

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 9 : French Film-makers on Film-making in association with Positif

1999

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...Alain ResnaisAlain Resnais's best known films include Hiroshima, mon amour (1959), L'Année dernière à Marienbad (1961) and Providence (1977), with Dirk Bogarde. His most recent films include Smoking and No Smoking, adapted from Alan...

Marcel Ophuls on Hôtel Terminus

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 9 : French Film-makers on Film-making in association with Positif

1999

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...Marcel OphulsSon of the well-known feature-film director Max Ophuls, Marcel Ophuls is one of the greatest documentary film-makers in the world. His four-hour Le Chagrin et la pitié (1969), about occupied France, was picked up by the BBC...

Rien ne va plus (1997): Preparation Meets Opportunity

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...La Cérémonie maintains an unvarying aesthetic distance, presenting its murders with a disturbing detachment. In contrast, Rien ne va plus’s tone is varied, moving from comedy to melodramatic thriller. Reviewing Rien ne va plus in Positif...

L’Ivresse du pouvoir (2006): Not Following the Rules of the Game

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

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...In L’Ivresse du pouvoir, Isabelle Huppert plays Jeanne Charmant-Killman, a juge d’instruction preparing a case against company executives and civil servants whom she suspects of embezzling money from state-funded operations and facilitating...

Olivier Assayas

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

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Projections 9 : French Film-makers on Film-making in association with Positif

1999

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...Olivier AssayasOlivier Assayas is a well-known screenwriter and director. He wrote the script for André Téchiné's seminal film, Rendez-vous (1985), which launched Juliette Binoche's career. His first feature film as a director was Désordre...

Conclusion

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Northrop Frye writes of Shakespeare’s late plays: ‘As a result of expressing the inner forms of drama with increasing force and intensity, Shakespeare arrived in his last period at the bedrock of drama’ (1971: 117). Edward Said discusses...