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    Shoot the Piano Player (American Women Writers Series) (Paperback) Introduction by Peter Brunette, By (author) Francois Truffaut

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    DescriptionWhen it appeared in 1960, the inspired fun of Francois Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player shocked and delighted critics and audiences around the world. Its sudden shifts of tone and mood, its willful play with genre stereotypes, and its hilarious in-jokes clearly signaled that Jean-Luc Godard's equally innovative Breathless of the same year was not a fluke. The two films heralded the arrival of the so-called New Wave, sharing with other New Wave films an insistence on low-budget, location shooting and, above all, on cinema as the personal statement of an author. These films had a tremendous impact on all cinematic practice. Peter Brunette's introduction to this book gives us new insight into the film, based in part on revisualizing it in terms of recent postmodern and poststructuralist thinking. He argues, in effect, that Truffaut was one of the directors who paved the way for a postmodern aesthetic. The volume also contains a complete and accurate continuity script of the film (based on the authoritative, wide-screen version), a series of interviews with Truffaut (including one by Helene Laroche Davis, previously unpublished), a large number of reviews and essays, a filmography, and selected bibliography. Peter Brunette is a professor of English and film studies at George Mason University. He is the author of Roberto Rossellini and co-author of Screen/Play: Derrida and Film Theory.


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    Title
    Shoot the Piano Player
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Peter Brunette, By (author) Francois Truffaut
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 404 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813519425
    ISBN 10: 081351942X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: APFD
    DC21: 791.4372
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.4372
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 791.43/72
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 92032702
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1997.T533 S5 1993
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ