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The battle of the sexes in French cinema, 1930-1956

Author: Noël Burch; Geneviève Sellier
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Battle of the Sexes in French Cinema, 1930-1956, Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier adopt a sociocultural approach to films made in France before, during, and after World War II, paying particular attention to the Occupation years (1940-44). The authors contend that the films produced from the 1930s until 1956--when the state began to subsidize the movie industry, facilitating the emergence of an "auteur  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Burch; Geneviève Sellier
ISBN: 9780822355472 0822355477 9780822355618 0822355612
OCLC Number: 867552969
Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The prewar period, 1930-1939 --
Panorama of a cine-family romance --
II. German occupation, 1940-1944: fathers take a backseat --
Castrated fathers --
Women in service of the patriarchy --
Misogyny lingers on --
Absent men, fleeing men --
Women take control of their destiny --
The "zazou" film : dissident style during the occupation --
A woman faced with her desire --
Gentle male figures and new fathers --
III. The postwar period, 1945-1956: settling of scores --
The destabilizing effects of the liberation --
Restoring the patriarchal order.
Other Titles: Drôle de guerre des sexes du cinéma français, 1930-1956.
Responsibility: Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier ; translated by Peter Graham.

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This comprehensive historical study of French films made between 1930 and 1956-before, during, and after the Second World War-homes in on cinematic representations of gender relations.  Read more...

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