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Truffaut’s Apartments

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

British Film Institute, 2018

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...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

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...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....

The Emperor Has No Clothes

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...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

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...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

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...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...

Jules & Jim (1962)

Mark Axelrod

Mark Axelrod is a Full Professor of English & Comparative Literature, and Director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, at Chapman University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Constructing Dialogue : Screenwriting From Citizen Kane to Midnight in Paris

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Screenplay by François Truffaut and Jean GruaultI’m making a slight departure from the other films I’ve been writing about because Jules & Jim is different for several reasons: (1) it’s a “foreign film”; (2) there is no English translation...

A Certain Tendency in French Cinema

The French New Wave : Critical Landmarks

British Film Institute, 2009

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...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...

Yann Dedet

Roger Crittenden

Roger Crittenden: After a distinguished career at the BBC, where he gained a special award for sustained excellence as a film editor, he was recruited to the new National Film and Television School as Head of Editing and later became Director of the MA programme. While with the NFTS, he taught in Moscow, Mexico City, Manila, Copenhagen, Singapore, Brisbane Australia, and in Cuba. In 2014 he was given the first ever CILECT International Teaching Award for his outstanding contribution to media pedagogy. More recently, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Film at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Roger is the author of two books on editing, as well as a book on Truffaut’s Day For Night for the British Film Institute's Film Classic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fine Cuts : Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing

Routledge, 2018

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... I t was when talking to Yann (and Martine Barraqué) in researching a book on Truffaut’s La Nuit Americaine (Day for Night) that the idea of a book on European fi lm editors fi rst occurred to me. So it is appropriate to begin this new...

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

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...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...