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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...

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...

Representations 1950–80

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...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...

1968 Leftist Utopianism in The Young Girls of Rochefort and Hot Summer

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...1968 wasn’t just about politics! … An ordinary life was lived, but … thanks to politics, everything suddenly became more colourful. Of all the genres and ideologies paired with the globally pivotal year of 1968, musicals...

Translating the Academe: Conceptualizing the Transnational in Film and Media

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter seeks to position the turn toward a foregrounding of translation practices in film and media studies that has emerged in the last decade as a way to illuminate the broader intellectual and epistemological stakes of doing...

West African Francophone Cinema and the Mysteries of Language: From Ideological Struggle to Aesthetic Shudder

James S. Williams

James S. Williams is Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Encounters with Godard: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (2016), Space and Being in Contemporary French Cinema (2013) and Jean Cocteau (2008). He is also co-editor of May 68: Rethinking France’s Last Revolution (2011, with Anna-Louise Milne and Julian T. Jackson), For Ever Godard (2004, with Michael Temple and Michael Witt) and Gender and French Cinema (2001, with Alex Hughes). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...And I—it is the shudder of meaning I interrogate, listening to the rustle of language, that language which for me, modern man, is my Nature. The Babel of the postcolony It is an obvious but crucial fact that the region of West Africa...

Apocalypse Now

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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...“of all my films,” bresson concedes, the devil probably (1977) is “the most ghastly. But none of them are despairing.”Robert Bresson, Cinématographie, no. 29 (July-August 1977). A courageous indictment of the forces in contemporary society...

The Spirit Blows through Prison

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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...a man escaped (1956), bresson’s next movie, demonstrates that the “spiritual” aspect of his work is due more to style than subject matter. (Its more precise French title, Un condamné à mort s’est échappé, would translate as A Man Condemned...

A Case Study: Contrasting Views of À bout de souffle

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...‘Jean-Luc Godard’ – LUC MOULLET […] Of all the films shot by the French cinema’s new directors, À bout de souffle (Breathless) is not the best, since it does not quite equal Les Quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows); nor is it the most...

Poorly Timed Campaigns: Versions, Dubbing, Subtitles

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction In June 1932, radical film critic Juan Piqueras (1904–36) published the first number of a new journal, Nuestro Cinema, in which the translated essay that follows, “Poorly Timed Campaigns: Versions, Dubbing, Subtitles...