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À propos de Nice

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Jean Vigo made only four films before dying at a young age of tuberculosis, and only one of them is a documentary, but À propos de Nice has become regarded as the most lyrical of city symphony films. While this short film about the decadent...

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...

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...

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...

From Bresson to Besson

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 French cinema during the 1970s was able to boast an impressive variety of film-making talent. But although the films they made garnered much respectful praise, absent was the visceral excitement that films like Hiroshima mon amour...

The Children of Tri-X

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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...One of the disparaging terms that is often attributed to Truffaut, but which he never actually used, is cinéma de Papa. His chief argument was for a cinema of personal expression. Many of the film-makers he most admired - whether Jean...

Exporting the Revolution

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 Et Dieu créa la femme opened in France at the end of 1956, to a mostly hostile reception from the critics, François Truffaut offered a passionate defence of a film that he hailed as belonging to the new generation:I thank Vadim...

The Occupation

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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...Upon his arrival in New York in early 1941, Jean Gabin was asked to describe the state of the French industry he had left behind. He replied that the studios had been badly damaged, production had ground to a halt and actors were conducting...