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La Grande Illusion : French Film Guide.

Author: Martin O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co., 2009.
Series: Cine-file French Film Guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Directed by the great Jean Renoir, "La Grande Illusion" (1937) is the finest of all anti-war films and a cinematic masterwork. Other films oppose war by showing its horror. Renoir's film holds the horror at arm's length to give us a clearer view of it. A prisoner-of-war drama, with brilliant performances from leading stars of its period, including Erich von Stroheim and Jean Gabin, the film combines popular appeal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Shaughnessy, Martin.
Grande Illusion : French Film Guide.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9780857713049 0857713043
OCLC Number: 710975839
Description: 1 online resource (134 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Contexts; 2. Genesis, evolution, preparation; 3. Analysis; 4. Reception; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Renoir's films; Appendix 2: Cast and creative personnel; Appendix 3: The evolving script; Appendix 4: Select bibliography.
Series Title: Cine-file French Film Guides.

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Directed by the great Jean Renoir, "La Grande Illusion" (1937) is the finest of all anti-war films and a cinematic masterwork. Other films oppose war by showing its horror. Renoir's film holds the horror at arm's length to give us a clearer view of it. A prisoner-of-war drama, with brilliant performances from leading stars of its period, including Erich von Stroheim and Jean Gabin, the film combines popular appeal with a formal brilliance that allows a complex examination of how classes, nations and genders relate to one another. In this comprehensive and readable companion to the fi.

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