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“All Is Grace”

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

...bresson’s next project, the adaptation of bernanos’s great novel Journal d’un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest), was a major step in the discovery of his own approach to cinema. Instead of being a studio production, it was shot...

Cinema of Reindividuation and Cultural Extraterritoriality: “Chinese” Dialect Cinemas and Regional Politics

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...“Chinese” cinemas, since the advent of sound, have been multilingual. Yet we often use this term uncritically to describe our object of study, despite the fact that, as Rey Chow argues, it defines an epistemological space that has been...

Exile and the “Languages” of Color: 1960s European Cinema, Multilingualism and Ontological Hesitation

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Languages of color and country This chapter proposes that the shift to color in the European cinema of the mid-1960s accompanies a modernist sense of exile and language loss. It will consider the ramifications of taking three losses...

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...

“The Word in Pasolini’s Cinema”

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction “The Word in Pasolini’s Cinema” is a translation of three excerpts from Gian Piero Brunetta’s “La parola nel cinema di Pasolini,” an essay originally published in his 1970 volume Forma e parola nel cinema: Il film muto...
...In an interview Tunisian filmmaker Férid Boughedir gave in 2002, he remarked that “an adult society is one that is capable of looking at itself in the mirror,” adding that modern Tunisia seems to have lost its way and regressed when...

La Cérémonie (1995): Diary of a Chambermaid

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Of the nine films that form the basis of this study, La Cérémonie has received the most attention. The amount of work done on La Cérémonie testifies to the film’s success and its importance in Chabrol’s career. It includes Florence...

Au Cœur du mensonge (1999): The Fabric of Vision

Jacob Leigh

Dr. Jacob Leigh is Lecturer in the department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Films of Claude Chabrol : Genre, Visual Expressionism and Narrational Ambiguity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Au Cœur du mensonge starts with the rape and murder of a child, the pupil of a painter, René (Jacques Gamblin), the last person to see the child alive. He becomes the prime suspect. However, the film’s interest extends beyond the murder...

Cinephilia as Multilingualism in The Artist (2011) and Blancanieves (2012)

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...For all the scholarly attention cinephilia has of late commanded, it is relatively rare to see the phenomenon paired with linguistic models. Rather, as Thomas Elsaesser has pointed out, its recent rise to favor as a critical concept has...

Star Talk: Anna May Wong’s Scriptural Orientalism and Poly-phonic (Dis-)play

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...With film’s transition to sound at the end of the 1920s, an actor’s linguistic ability and elocution skills came under increasing scrutiny by the film industry, the media and audiences. In the context of Hollywood, a foreign actor’s accent...