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Stylistic Exercises: 24 heures de la vie d’un clown (1946), Les Enfants terribles (1950), Quand tu liras cette lettre (1953)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Jean-Pierre Melville began his career in the cinema with a short film few people have seen and which he vehemently disowned. Of the film, 24 heures de la vie d’un clown, he told Cahiers du cinéma, ‘When you say nobody has seen the film, I...

Melville’s War: Le Silence de la mer (1947–9), Léon Morin, prêtre (1961), L’Armée des ombres (1969)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...It seems to me that all over the world, cinema has reached its definitive though imperfect form as a ‘monument’, whose keystones are action and movement.So do we have to stick for ever to the rules, followed a thousand times, which, year...

Between the New Wave and America: Bob le flambeur (1956), Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959), L’Ainé des Ferchaux (1963)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Bob le flambeur inaugurates Melville’s series of great gangster films. It has now attained cult status, and 2003 has seen the release of Neil Jordan’s remake The Good Thief.The relationship between the two films is discussed in detail...

From Film Lover to Film-maker: The Life and Career of Jean-Pierre Melville

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...The details of Jean-Pierre Melville’s life are sketchy and ambiguous – he deliberately cultivated mystery, and the meagre sources that exist are mostly interviews, with all the possibilities for biases, exaggeration and contradiction...

Conclusion

Keith M Johnston

Keith M. Johnston is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia and author of Coming Soon: Film Trailers and the Selling of Hollywood Technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science Fiction Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...The introduction to this book noted that it was not concerned with a concrete, unyielding definition of the science fiction film genre because the best way to approach this (and arguably other) genres was to appreciate its flexibility...

The Teenager and Teenage Film

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...This chapter focuses on the popular idea that teen film is an invention of the 1950s; part of the Western emergence of youth culture after the Second World War. Jon Savage (2007: 18) puts the argument this way: after the War, ‘the spread...

Introduction

Nitzan Ben-Shaul

Nitzan Ben-Shaul is Associate Professor at the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films, Introduction to Film Theories and A Violent World: Competing Images of Middle East Conflicts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2007

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...Differing from film history, film criticism or filmmaking – activities that deal with specific films in specific historical contexts – film theory strives to offer general ideas on the nature of film and models for film analysis, presumably...

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Birgit Beumers

Birgit Beumers is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales (UK). She specialises in Russian culture, especially cinema and theatre, and the cinemas of the former Soviet territories. Her authored works include A History of Russian Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2009) and Aleksandr Sokurov: Russian Ark (Intellect Books, 2016) and she has edited, among many others works, Directory of World Cinema: Russia (Intellect Books 2010; 2014) and A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016), and is co-editor of Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (IB Tauris, 2013). She is editor of the journals KinoKultura (online) and Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (Taylor & Francis). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of Russian Cinema

Berg, 2009

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...A history of Russian cinema is, no doubt, much needed. Jay Leyda’s vivid account of Russian cinema captures developments until just after the Second World War and remains an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike. However...

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Nichola Dobson

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Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annabelle Honess Roe

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Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Ratelle

Amy Ratelle is the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caroline Ruddell

Caroline Ruddell is Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Brunel University, London, UK. She is Reviews Editor for the animation: an interdisciplinary journal and sits on various Editorial Boards. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...While animation has never cohered around the pursuit of a single theoretical line of enquiry or a ‘grand theory’, as Husbands and Ruddell explore in the opening chapter of this part, there are nonetheless several theoretical concepts...

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Nichola Dobson

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Nichola Dobson is a teaching fellow in design and screen cultures at Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Founding editor of Animation Studies (2006 - 2011) and Animation Studies 2.0 (2012- present). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Annabelle Honess Roe

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Annabelle Honess Roe is a lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK, where she is the programme director for Film Studies. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on animation, documentary and popular culture more broadly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Ratelle

Amy Ratelle is the Research Coordinator for the Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caroline Ruddell

Caroline Ruddell is Lecturer in Film and TV Studies at Brunel University, London, UK. She is Reviews Editor for the animation: an interdisciplinary journal and sits on various Editorial Boards. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Not only can animation take a variety of material forms, it also exists across a wide range of formats and is distributed in various media. This part explores the significance of these different forms and genres of animation. From TV...