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Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the climax of Micmacs, the homeless band hoodwinks the arms dealers into thinking they are in the Middle East, when in fact they have never left the outskirts of Paris. A similar play of distance and proximity is at work...

Beyond the Flâneuse: The Uniqueness of Cléo de 5 à 7

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Agnès Varda’s New Wave film Cléo de 5 à 7/Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) tells the story of 90 minutes in the life of a Parisian pop singer, Cléo (Corinne Marchand), who is anxiously awaiting the results of a medical test on the longest day...

Conclusion

Hilary Neroni

Hilary Neroni is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont, USA. She is the author of The Subject of Torture (2015) and The Violent Woman (2005), and has also published numerous essays on female directors. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Feminist Film Theory and Cléo from 5 to 7

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Wandering through the streets of Paris, Agnès Varda reveals to the spectator her own questions about being a woman. In Cléo from 5 to 7, she situates Cléo (Corinne Marchand) in spaces filled with possibility and restriction, asking us...

Irreconcilable Differences

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The last year of the Occupation weighed heavily on the French film industry. On the one hand power cuts and the scarcity of materials made film-making increasingly difficult, while on the other air bombardment and raids by the German...

The Professional

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Le Figaro littéraire, 7 November 1967If I was an architect and I had to build a palace to the cinema, I would put at its entrance a statue of Duvivier.To understand Renoir’s comment it helps to imagine what his palace of the cinema would...

Accursed Films

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In France, every time an attempt is made to organise, to adopt systems, the individual rebels and slips in between the gears of the mechanism. One result of this is that crooks easily get the upper hand, but another is the formation...

From Bresson to Besson

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The French cinema during the 1970s was able to boast an impressive variety of film-making talent. But although the films they made garnered much respectful praise, absent was the visceral excitement that films like Hiroshima mon amour...

The Children of Tri-X

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...One of the disparaging terms that is often attributed to Truffaut, but which he never actually used, is cinéma de Papa. His chief argument was for a cinema of personal expression. Many of the film-makers he most admired - whether Jean...

Exporting the Revolution

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...When Et Dieu créa la femme opened in France at the end of 1956, to a mostly hostile reception from the critics, François Truffaut offered a passionate defence of a film that he hailed as belonging to the new generation:I thank Vadim...

The Occupation

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Upon his arrival in New York in early 1941, Jean Gabin was asked to describe the state of the French industry he had left behind. He replied that the studios had been badly damaged, production had ground to a halt and actors were conducting...