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The cinéma du look

Douglas Morrey

Douglas Morrey is Reader in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, where he researches and teaches French cinema and contemporary French literature. He is the author of Jean-Luc Godard (2005) and Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath (2013), and is the co-author of Jacques Rivette (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Legacy of the New Wave in French Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In the early 1980s, a handful of French directors released distinctive debut features that were widely identified as marking a significant departure from the majority of French film production and in particular from the broadly...

The Cinematic Empiricism of Comment ça va?

John E. Drabinski

John E. Drabinski teaches at Hampshire College. He is the author of Sensibility and Singularity: The Problem of Phenomenology in Levinas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Godard Between Identity and Difference

Continuum, 2008

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...The gaze, the gaze … it is nothing.But it belongs to the very essence of language, which consists in continually undoing its phrase by the foreword or the exegesis, in unsaying the said, in attempting to restate without ceremonies what has...

French Cinema

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Introduction Ginette Vincendeau The Lumière brothers’ screening at the Grand Café in Paris on 28 December 1895, which constituted the world’s first public cinema screening, is a key landmark in film history. It marked the beginning...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Robert BenayounTo measure a circle, you can begin anywhere.If the cinema looks in upon itself too much, it will be in danger of ending up as a kind of subculture, consisting of approximations, pale reflections, quotations, and hazy...

The End of Knighthood

Joseph Cunneen

Joseph Cunneen is co-founder of the international quarterly Cross Currents where he was also editor for nearly half a century. He has published studies on the film makers Kieslowski, Rohmer, Tarkovsky, and Bresson, and has contributed articles on religious and cultural issues to such journals as America, Commonweal, Esprit, Midstream, and The Nation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Bresson : A Spiritual Style in Film

Continuum, 2003

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...lancelot of the lake was a project bresson had long dreamed of; he first hoped to work on it even before A Man Escaped. It is a purely speculative question as to how different the movie would have been if he had made it in the mid-1950s...

Language in Motion: The Sign Talk Films of Hugh Lenox Scott and Richard Sanderville

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter examines two landmark documentary films of Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL), a conventionalized system of manual sign communication that has for centuries served as a lingua franca among Plains Indian peoples. In September...

Interview with François Truffaut

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Where, in your opinion, does the Nouvelle Vague stand today?It varies from day to day. At the moment, things are not looking as rosy as all that. But one should not forget that when things were going well, our wildest hopes were surpassed...

Introduction

Michael Temple

Michael Temple is Reader in Film and Media at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Essay Film Festival. He is the author of Jean Vigo (2005), and has co-edited several books about Jean-Luc Godard, as well as Decades Never Start on Time: A Richard Roud Anthology (BFI, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

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...He combined acute intelligence with a passion for the best the cinema could do. And he was able to communicate his enthusiasm.This book was born from a shared passion for the films of Jean-Luc Godard. When BFI Publishing decided to reissue...

Introduction

Michael Temple

Michael Temple is Reader in Film and Media at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Essay Film Festival. He is the author of Jean Vigo (2005), and has co-edited several books about Jean-Luc Godard, as well as Decades Never Start on Time: A Richard Roud Anthology (BFI, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Witt

Michael Witt is Professor of Cinema and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. He has published widely on French film history in journals such as Screen, Trafic and New Left Review and co-curated seasons of French experimental cinema, documentary, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard for institutions such as Tate Modern and BFI Southbank. He is the co-editor of For Ever Godard (2004) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (2006), and the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...This second edition of The French Cinema Book is not just a revised or updated version of the first edition published over a decade ago. It is essentially a new book. When we were asked to consider producing a second edition, we decided...

Jules & Jim (1962)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Screenplay by François Truffaut and Jean GruaultI’m making a slight departure from the other films I’ve been writing about because Jules & Jim is different for several reasons: (1) it’s a “foreign film”; (2) there is no English translation...