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The Star’s Script: Delon as Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 7, Isabelle Vanderschelden investigates an overlooked period in Delon’s career, broadly 1976–1983. It investigates the star’s input into film production, then more specifically into screenwriting and directing. Vanderschelden...

France’s “new Don Juan”: The Representation of Alain Delon’s Youth

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 3, Gwénaëlle Legras examines Delon’s early media profile, showing how he was positioned between the generic traditions of French cinema of the late 1950s and the modernity that he was seen to represent both physically...

The Singing Actor: Delon on Record

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 8, Barbara Lebrun analyses how Delon’s sung performances (most famously accompanying the pop icon Dalida) have sought to modify his star image particularly in relation to the question of gender. Although a long tradition...

On the Limits of Narcissism: Alain Delon, Masculinity, and the Delusion of Agency

Darren Waldron

Dr. Darren Waldron is a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Manchester, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In the first chapter, Darren Waldron tackles the question of male objectification and narcissism attendant to the representation of beautiful male film stars like Delon, using an existentialist understanding of “agency” to inquire how some...
...Catherine O’Rawe takes Visconti’s Rocco as an extended case study of the young Delon within the cross-cultural context of Franco-Italian co-productions of the period, with their practice of dubbing the original voice-tracks into Italian....

Toujours Delon: The Script of Aging

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Toujours is the theme song to Frank Riva, sung by Axelle Red. The lyrics speak of continuity between the past and the present and implicitly between youth and the experience of maturity: “There will always be something of you in me/ You...

Alain Delon, International Man of Mystery

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Mark Gallagher examines Delon’s career outside of French national contexts. Combining industrial analysis with performance, Gallagher addresses the circulation of Delon’s persona beyond the context of French cinema of the 1960s and 1970s...

Introduction: Alain Delon, Then and Now

Nick Rees-Roberts

Dr. Nick Rees-Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in French and Film Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Darren Waldron

Dr. Darren Waldron is a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Manchester, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Few male European actors have been as iconic and influential for generations of filmgoers as Alain Delon. In his heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, he was emblematic of a modern masculinity and a distinctive European style, a symbol of French...

Delon and Performance: Emploi and the Interaction Between Individual, Role, and Character

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 2, Laurent Jullier and Jean-Marc Leveratto reference Delon’s mythical status as pin-up, going on to situate his career in relation to the sociological concept of emploi, via the writings of Erving Goffman. Drawing on examples...

Dressed to Kill: Delon, The Style Icon

Nick Rees-Roberts

Dr. Nick Rees-Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in French and Film Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Chapter 9 examines Alain Delon’s role as an enduring icon for men’s style and fashion advertising. Nick Rees-Roberts focuses on the heritage of the star as a global style icon. Bringing Delon into the twenty-first century, he addresses...