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Irreconcilable Differences

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The last year of the Occupation weighed heavily on the French film industry. On the one hand power cuts and the scarcity of materials made film-making increasingly difficult, while on the other air bombardment and raids by the German...

The Professional

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Le Figaro littéraire, 7 November 1967If I was an architect and I had to build a palace to the cinema, I would put at its entrance a statue of Duvivier.To understand Renoir’s comment it helps to imagine what his palace of the cinema would...

The Spirit of ’36

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...As an industry, the French cinema of the 1930s led an against-the-odds existence of continuous crises. After the collapse of Gaumont in 1934, a government report reached the conclusion that film production in France was deplorably...

Up Till Now

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...When journalist and press agent Georges Cravenne founded the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma in 1974, he hoped to emulate Hollywood’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which provided an obvious model for what would...

The Golden Age

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Few French directors during the 1930s would have seen their careers in terms of the cinema of personal expression that the Cahiers generation of critics introduced as an increasingly popular way of thinking about the cinema. Instead...

The Avant Garde

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The principal members of the new generation of cineastes were Abel Gance, Germaine Dulac, Jean Epstein and Marcel L’Herbier, but always in the vanguard was Louis Delluc. In 1922 he made the first of the three films he would direct in his...

Birth of the Movie Moguls

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Histoire d’un crime (1901)The film that set the pace at the beginning of the twentieth century for what the cinema could become was Histoire d’un crime. It was a whole five minutes long. In place of Méliès’ retreat into a twee fantasy...

A Changing Culture

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...The backlash against France’s tradition de la qualité cinema occurred in the United States long before François Truffaut ‘signed the death warrant’ with ‘A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema’ in Cahiers du cinéma in 1954.Cahiers du...

A Personal Voice

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In early 1930, when the first salvoes of the war over sound were being exchanged in Paris, Jean Vigo was in the south of France working on his first short film with the cameraman Boris Kaufman, brother of the Russian documentarist Dziga...

Accursed Films

Charles Drazin

Charles Drazin is a biographer and film historian who lectures on the cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous books include In Search of The Third Man, Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul and The Man Who Outshone the Sun King. He is also the editor of two volumes of journals of the novelist John Fowles Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...In France, every time an attempt is made to organise, to adopt systems, the individual rebels and slips in between the gears of the mechanism. One result of this is that crooks easily get the upper hand, but another is the formation...