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Paris in the cinema : beyond the Flâneur : locations, characters, history

Author: Alastair Phillips; Ginette Vincendeau
Publisher: London : Published by Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute, [2018] ©2018
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This essay collection offers a new approach to the representation of Paris on screen. Bringing together a wide range of renowned French and Anglophone specialists in film, television, history, architecture and literature, Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau introduce, challenge and extend ideas about the city as the locus of screen modernity. Through a range of concrete and historically-specific case studies,  Read more...
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Paris in the cinema.
London : Published by Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute, [2018]
(OCoLC)1004589358
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Phillips; Ginette Vincendeau
ISBN: 9781844578207 1844578208
OCLC Number: 1028826014
Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Beyond the flâneur : an introduction / Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau --
PART I. Locations. The Eiffel Tower : a Parisian film star / Nicoleta Bazgan --
Working-class Paris and post-war noir : Les Portes de la nuit / Thomas Pillard --
The caves of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1950s French cinema / Sebastien Layerle --
Paris in the summer of 1959 : Le Signe du lion / Michel Marie --
Truffaut's apartments / Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox --
The New Wave hotel / Roland-François Lack --
The vanishing of Les Halles / Catherine E. Clark --
The Parisian banlieue on screen : so close, yet so far / Ginette Vincendeau --
PART II. Characters. Maigret from across the Channel / Charlotte Brunsdon --
Parisian cinephiles and the Mac-Mahon / Leila Wimmer --
Beyond the flâneuse : the uniqueness of Cléo de 5 à 7 / Jennifer Wallace --
Amateur filmmakers' Paris : home movies at the Forum des images / Roger Odin --
The concierge in contemporary French Cinema / Raphaelle Moine --
Parisian lovers in the contemporary romcom / Mary Harrod --
The enduring glamour of the Parisienne / Stephen Gundle --
PART III. History. Charles Dickens's Two Cities / Colin Jones --
From Meryon to Ulmer's Bluebeard : a Baudelairian iconography / Jean-Loup Bourget --
Site of infamy : the Vel' d'Hiv in French cinema / Sandy Flitterman-Lewis --
'Unremarkable Paris' : Jacques Becker's urban everyday / Alastair Phillips --
Television and the renewal of Paris : from official discourse to social criticism / Hélène Jannière --
Parisian building sites (1945-1975) : from modernity to abstraction / Marie Gaimard and Marguerite Vappereau --
The mirror of a city : the 'Parisian Collection' of the Forum des images / Jean-Yves de Lépinay --
PART IV. Interview. Filming Paris : an interview with Jean-Pierre Jeunet / Isabelle Vanderschelden.
Responsibility: edited by Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau.

Abstract:

This essay collection offers a new approach to the representation of Paris on screen. Bringing together a wide range of renowned French and Anglophone specialists in film, television, history, architecture and literature, Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau introduce, challenge and extend ideas about the city as the locus of screen modernity. Through a range of concrete and historically-specific case studies, this unique text demonstrates how the cinematic city of Paris now constitutes a major archive of French cultural history and memory. This is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, French Studies, European or Transnational Studies, Visual Studies, and Urban Studies. Fresh and engaging, this fascinating text will also appeal to lovers of French cinema and the capital city that comprises its major home.

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