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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

Book chapter

...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

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

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

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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Peter Graham

Peter Graham has enjoyed a varied career as a film critic, food writer, translator and film-maker. His publications include A Dictionary of the Cinema (1964 and 1968), Classic Cheese Cookery (1988 and 2004) and Mourjou: The Life and Food of an Auvergne Village (1998 and 2004). He lives in Mourjou, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ginette Vincendeau

Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at King's College London. She is the editor of the BFI/Cassell Encyclopedia of European Cinema, and the author of The Companion to French Cinema (BFI/Cassell 1996) and Pépé le Moko (BFI, 1998). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Representations 1950–80

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Buried on page 209 of Henri Lefebvre’s Critique de la vie quotidienne I is an outline for a project its author knew would be impossible to complete. In the wake of World War II, convinced that individuals were alienated from the conditions...