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Music, Crime and the Gaze: La Bête humaine (1938)

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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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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... Bête humaine (1938)’, in Susan Hayward and Ginette Vincendeau (eds), French Film: Texts and Contexts (London and New York: Routledge, 1990), pp. 83–101. the writer Émile Zola, the director Jean Renoir and the actor Jean Gabin. Much attention...

Introduction: Jean-Pierre Melville, ‘An American in Paris’

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–73) made thirteen feature films between 1947 and 1972, most of them ranking among the best in post-war French cinema. As a young man, he directed a poetic adaptation of Cocteau’s classic Les Enfants terribles...

The Delon Trilogy: Le Samouraï (1967), Le Cercle rouge (1970), Un flic (1972)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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... Cerf, 1996), and Ginette Vincendeau, Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (London and New York: Continuum, 2000). Belmondo has been discussed in chapters 3, 4 and 5 for his performances in Léon Morin, prêtre, LAiné des Ferchaux and Le Doulos....

The Parisian Banlieue on Screen: So Close, Yet So Far

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

British Film Institute, 2018

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... Haine/Hate (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995),See Ginette Vincendeau, La Haine (London: I. B. Tauris, 2005). while other suburban dwellers – that is, the vast majority – have received little attention. In this chapter I propose to shift our gaze towards...

Forms 1920–50

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 Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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... such as comedy, romance, musicals, thrillers and costume films were the mainstay of film production in France as in America, and French cinema evolved its own star system (Vincendeau 2000). Continuity editing, eye-line matches and a combination...

Conclusion: Neither American nor French, but Melvillian

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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... to echo and embellish the great unselfconscious works of the past’.Martin Scorsese, quoted in Ian Christie, ‘Passion and Restraint, Ian Christie talks with Martin Scorsese’, in Ginette Vincendeau (ed.), Film/Literature/Heritage, A Sight...

Série Noire – films noirs: Le Doulos (1963) and Le Deuxième souffle (1966)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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... I disagree with Colin McArthur’s reading of the scene as example of ‘cinema of process’Colin McArthur, ‘Mise-en-scène degree zero: Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï’, in Susan Hayward and Ginette Vincendeau (eds), French Film, Texts...

Between the New Wave and America: Bob le flambeur (1956), Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959), L’Ainé des Ferchaux (1963)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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... in Vincendeau Ginette, ‘Gamblers Anonymous’, Sight and Sound, vol. 13, no. 3, March 2003, pp. 22–4. In 1956, however, it was greeted with a mixture of enthusiasm and bafflement, a reflection of its novelty. Rather than bracketing Bob...

Stylistic Exercises: 24 heures de la vie d’un clown (1946), Les Enfants terribles (1950), Quand tu liras cette lettre (1953)

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Jean-Pierre Melville began his career in the cinema with a short film few people have seen and which he vehemently disowned. Of the film, 24 heures de la vie d’un clown, he told Cahiers du cinéma, ‘When you say nobody has seen the film, I...

From Film Lover to Film-maker: The Life and Career of Jean-Pierre Melville

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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Jean-Pierre Melville : ‘An American in Paris’

British Film Institute, 2003

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...The details of Jean-Pierre Melville’s life are sketchy and ambiguous – he deliberately cultivated mystery, and the meagre sources that exist are mostly interviews, with all the possibilities for biases, exaggeration and contradiction...