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Listening to the French New Wave : the film music and composers of postwar French art cinema

Author: Orlene Denice McMahon
Publisher: Bern : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: New studies in European cinema, vol. 16.
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"As perhaps the most studied film movement in cinematic history, the French New Wave has been analysed and criticised, romanticised and mythologised, raising the question of whether it is possible to write anything new about this period. Yet there are still gaps in the scholarship, and the study of music in New Wave films is one of the most striking. Listening to the French New Wave offers the first detailed study  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orlene Denice McMahon
ISBN: 9783034317504 3034317506
OCLC Number: 873763162
Description: xiv, 295 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. The Cahiers Directors. Music and cinema in Postwar Paris: a cultural history ; New Wave, new music? Film music collaborations on the Right Bank ; The French New Wave: a musical revolution? --
Part II. The Left Bank Group. Musicalising moving photographs: the early film music of Agnès Varda ; Musical 'Madeleines' in the early cinematic essays of Chris Marker ; Alain Resnais: 'Auteur Mélomane'.
Series Title: New studies in European cinema, vol. 16.
Responsibility: Orlene Denice McMahon.
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This book offers the first detailed study of the music and composers of French New Wave cinema, offering a new look at this popular film movement. The author challenges the view that these films were  Read more...

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"For film scholars and students, this volume can add a layer of nuanced sophistication to any reading of New Wave cinema" (Kim Harrison, H-France Review, Vol.15, no.124) "McMahon navigates her way Read more...

 
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