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Truffaut’s Apartments

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...In the English-speaking world, the word ‘Paris’ typically evokes a set of postcard views of city life, from its bistros to its monuments. While these have become the staple of many Hollywood films, with a trip to Paris one of the recurring...

History

Phil Powrie

Phil Powrie is Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Chair of the British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies and Chief General Editor of Studies in French Cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Keith Reader

Keith Reader is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Glasgow. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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French Cinema: A Student’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...The world’s first screening of a motion picture to a paying audience took place at the Grand Café in Paris on 28 December 1895; it was a programme of short films by Louis Lumière, who with his brother Auguste ran a photography firm in Lyon....

A Certain Tendency in French Cinema

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

Book chapter

...Michèle Morgan (left), Pierre Blanchar and Line Noro in Jean Delannoy’s La Symphonie pastorale (1946)It would be nice to think that the meaning of the word ‘art’ can make men aware of the greatness they do not recognise in themselves...

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

Book chapter

...Robert BenayounTo measure a circle, you can begin anywhere.If the cinema looks in upon itself too much, it will be in danger of ending up as a kind of subculture, consisting of approximations, pale reflections, quotations, and hazy...

Interview with François Truffaut

Peter Graham

Peter Graham has enjoyed a varied career as a film critic, food writer, translator and film-maker. His publications include A Dictionary of the Cinema (1964 and 1968), Classic Cheese Cookery (1988 and 2004) and Mourjou: The Life and Food of an Auvergne Village (1998 and 2004). He lives in Mourjou, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

Book chapter

...Where, in your opinion, does the Nouvelle Vague stand today?It varies from day to day. At the moment, things are not looking as rosy as all that. But one should not forget that when things were going well, our wildest hopes were surpassed...

The New Wave Hotel

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...The association of the French New Wave with the kind of movement through urban space that has been called flânerie is a familiar one. A defamiliarising strategy in this chapter, and in my research more broadly,See Roland-François Lack, ‘The...

A Sculptural Moment: The Epilogue to Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent (1971)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...The film is known as Anne and Muriel in the UK and Two English Girls in the USA. This essay refers to the 1984 restored cut of the film, the editing of which Truffaut supervised. It is this cut of the film which is widely available on DVD...

Politics

Richard Roud

Richard Roud (1929–89) was an American writer on film and co-founder and latterly Director of the New York Film Festival. In the 1950s, Roud was the London Correspondent of Cahiers du cinéma, and from 1963 to 1969, Chief Film Critic for the Guardian newspaper. His books include Cinema: A Critical Dictionary – The Major Film-Makers (two volumes, 1980), A Passion for Film: Henri Langlois and the Cinémathèque Française (1983), and Jean-Marie Straub (1972), also in the Cinema One series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jean-Luc Godard

British Film Institute, 1967

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...À bout de souffle: Belmondo and victimHowever cosmic Godard’s vision of prostitution, it is not the only social theme to be found in his films: there are others, more directly political. But even there we will see the same characteristic...

Exotic Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In the climax of Micmacs, the homeless band hoodwinks the arms dealers into thinking they are in the Middle East, when in fact they have never left the outskirts of Paris. A similar play of distance and proximity is at work...
...On a train, Guy (Farley Granger), a champion tennis player, is approached by Bruno (Robert Walker), a fellow passenger who is a fan of his. Bruno, who seems to know all about Guy’s personal life, proposes a friendly arrangement...