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Contes des quatre saisons – Part 2

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Conte d’été (1996) TRADITIONAL SEA SHANTY Farewell then pretty one, I must away For my ship sails I must away to Nantes For the king asks this of me … Fourteen years after Pauline à la plage, Rohmer returned to Northern France to make...

Contes des quatre saisons – Part 1

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The season is never indeterminate. If I decide to set a film in winter, it’s because of things that only occur in winter.I like to think of my films as having a climate; that’s one of the reasons I’m making these films about the four...

Comédies et proverbes – Part 1

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Art gives an image of its time that is truer than an objective reproduction. For example, I know the past through novels, and I have more confidence in Balzac than any history book. … The myths of a society come out, and a society reveals...

Late experiments

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...L’Anglaise et le Duc (2001) Asked by Stéphane Goudet if he would be interested in filming a story about North African immigrants in the suburbs, Rohmer replies: ‘It would demand research a lot more complicated than that which I have done...

Comédies et proverbes – Part 2

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Le Rayon vert (1986) On previous films, Rohmer often took a long time to research everything while writing the scripts. He prepared meticulously, rehearsing actors at length to achieve precise effects. He created a complex intertwining...

1950s and early 1960s – Beginnings

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Film criticism did not precede filmmaking for Rohmer, who made his first film in the same year that he began his career as a critic: 1948.Many nouvelle vague directors began making short films (the exception was Claude Chabrol). Bluher...

Two period films

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Die Marquise von O… (1976) The Six contes moraux responded to French society during the last part of France’s ‘30 glorious years’, the post-war period of social change and economic expansion. Following this, Rohmer made two period films...

First successes

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 Cinema of Eric Rohmer : Irony, Imagination, and the Social World

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Rohmer distinguishes between a moralist in English and a moraliste in French: ‘a moraliste is someone who is interested in the description of what goes on inside man. He’s concerned with states of mind and feelings’ (Petrie 1971: 38)....