The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960

The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960

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We can usually expect something fresh and different to emerge from Australia, and this study is no exception." -American CinematographerAn important contribution to cinema history... especially impressive in its analysis of the French cinema industry, in terms of both mode of production and personnel, and in its analysis of the French technological base."-Richard AbelFrom 1930 to 1960, France produced some of the most famous films ever made, such as Jean Vigo's Zero de conduite and Jean Cocteau's Orphee. Here Colin Crisp investigates this critical period and details the extraordinary ingenuity of French filmmakers, who worked under economic and technological constraints that affected both the production and the consumption of films.show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 58 b&w photos
  • 0253211158
  • 9780253211156
  • 2,058,910

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In 'The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960, ' Colin Crisp investigates the critical period from the introduction of sound to the beginning of the New Wave. He details the extraordinary ingenuity of French film-makers who worked under economic and technological constraints that affected both the production and the consumption of films.show more

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List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Political Economy and Industrial Structure 1930-19402. Political Economy and Industrial Structure 1940-19603. Plant and Technology4. Personnel5. The Formation of Audiences6. Mode of Production and Authorial Control7. Work Practices and Stylistic ChangeConclusion: The Classic French Cinema and the New WaveAppendixAbbreviationsNotesBibliographyIndexPhoto sections follow page 325show more

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