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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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... by Pagnol, even if it’s put on the stage by someone else, is always a Pagnol film. I’ve made lots of films with the same scriptwriter, for example Henri Jeanson, whom I like a lot, with Charles Spaak - but I think the film is still a film...

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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... re-coined a phrase that had first been used of the dark French poetic realist films of the 1930s,See Charles O’Brien, ‘Film Noir in France: Before the Liberation’, Iris, no. 21, Spring 1996 captures the huge impact Hollywood cinema...

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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... the seditious Leagues, to defend and develop democratic liberties and to ensure peace for humanity’.Charles Sowerwine, France Since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society (London: Palgrave, 2000), p. 149 The leaders of the Radical, Socialist...

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...

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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... by the founder of the company, Charles Pathé, to organise the company’s stand at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. ‘Everything was perfect,’ Pathé recalled in his memoirs.So I asked him if he’d like to make films. He said yes. So I took him to our...

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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... A disgraced Paris businessman who joins the Foreign Legion arrives in North Africa, where he meets and becomes obsessed by a singer who is the spitting image of his former lover. Screenwriter Charles Spaak, who would collaborate with Feyder again...

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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... and the Vicomtesse de Noailles, Charles and Marie-Laure, who provided Buñuel with a budget of a million francs to make a sound film, L’Age d’or. Their generous support seemed to open up a brave new world of artistically ambitious film-making....

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

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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...

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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... as being the key selling point in the American market.Directed by Charles Brabant, Les Possédées (1956) was adapted from a play by Ugo Betti, which had been performed on Broadway under the title Island of Goats. It told the story...

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

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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...