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

Isabelle Vanderschelden

Isabelle Vanderschelden is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information and Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her main research interest is contemporary French cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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

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...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...

Toujours Delon: The Script of Aging

Sue Harris

Sue Harris is Reader in French Cinema at Queen Mary University of London, UK. She is an Associate Editor of French Cultural Studies, the author of Bertrand Blier (2001) and co-editor of France in Focus: Film and National Identity (2000) and From Perversion to Purity: The Stardom of Catherine Deneuve (2007), among other titles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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

Mark Gallagher

Mark Gallagher is Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the co-editor, with Chi-Yun Shin, of East Asian Film Noir (2015) and author of Another Steven Soderbergh Experience: Authorship and Contemporary Hollywood (2013) and Action Figures: Men, Action Films and Contemporary Adventure Narratives (2006) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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...

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

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...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...

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

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...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...

The Spirit of ’36

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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...As an industry, the French cinema of the 1930s led an against-the-odds existence of continuous crises. After the collapse of Gaumont in 1934, a government report reached the conclusion that film production in France was deplorably...

Up Till Now

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 journalist and press agent Georges Cravenne founded the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma in 1974, he hoped to emulate Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which provided an obvious model for what would...
...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...

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

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...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...