French Cinema-A Critical Filmography

French Cinema-A Critical Filmography : Volume 1, 1929-1939

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This invaluable resource by one of the world's leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929-1939 and Volume 2: 1940-1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable world of 20th-century French cinema. All entries contain a list of cast members and characters, production details, an overview of the film's cultural and historical significance, and a critical summary of the film's plot and narrative structure. Each volume includes an appendix listing rewards earned and an extensive reference list for further reading and research. A third volume, covering the period 1958-1974, is forthcoming.show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 499.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253016967
  • 9780253016966
  • 1,999,866

About Colin Crisp

Colin Crisp is a leading scholar in French film history and author of The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960 (IUP, 1993) and Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929-1939 (IUP, 2002).show more

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"By delving into the mise en scene, editing practices, and 'theatricality' of largely unseen works of French 1930s cinema, Crisp reveals the richness of different genres and pushes back against the critically sanctioned masterpieces of, say, Marcel Carne, in favour of inclusivity and diversity." -French Studies "In these introductions and in the coverage of the individual films..., Crisp displays a truly remarkable ability to condense sensitive, original insights into succinct prose and yet leave readers feeling well nourished.... Highly recommended." -Choiceshow more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The French Cinema in the 1930sPart I. The Introduction of Sound19301. Prix de beaute (released 25 April)2. Sous les toits de Paris (2 May)3. L'Age d'or (2 October)4. Le Chemin du paradis (10 October)5. Le Roi des resquilleurs (14 November)6. La Petite Lise (4 December)19317. L'Opera de quat'sous (19 February)8. David Golder (6 March)9. Le Million (3 April)10. Marius (7 October)11. La Chienne (20 November)12. A nous la liberte (18 December)193213. Le Sang d'un poete (20 January)14. Les 5 Gentlemen maudits (10 February)15. Croix de bois (17 March)16. L'Atlantide (8 June)17. Les Gaietes de l'escadron (16 September)18. Vampyr (23 September)19. Poil de carotte (4 November)20. Boudu sauve des eaux (11 November)21. L'Affaire est dans le sac (25 November)Part II. The Great Depression193322. Quatorze juillet (13 January)23. L'Homme a l'Hispano (24 March)24. Theodore et Cie (7 April)25. Zero de conduite (7 April)26. La Maternelle (1 September)27. Cette vieille canaille (3 November)193428. La Rue sans nom (26 January)29. La Croisiere jaune (18 March)30. Ces messieurs de la Sante (23 March)31. Le Grand Jeu (27 April)32. L'Atalante (14 September)33. Si j'etais le patron (1 October)34. Angele (26 October)35. L'Hotel du Libre Echange (9 November)193536. Pension Mimosas (18 January)37. Le Bonheur (8 February)38. Toni (22 February)39. Justin de Marseille (5 April)40. Quelle drole de gosse (17 May)41. Crime et chatiment (17 May)42. La Bandera (20 September)43. Princesse Tam-Tam (18 October)44. L'Equipage (25 October)45. La Kermesse heroique (1 December)Part III. The Rise of Poetic Realism193646. Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (24 January)47. Razumov or Sous les yeux d'Occident (20 March)48. La Terre qui meurt (24 April)49. La Vie est a nous (12 November 1969)50. L'Appel du silence (1 May 1936)51. La Belle Equipe (15 September)52. Jenny (16 September)53. Le Roman d'un tricheur (18 September)54. Cesar (13 November)55. Une partie de campagne (8 May 1946)193756. Pepe le Moko (28 January)57. Messieurs les Ronds-de-Cuir (4 February)58. L'Homme de nulle part (19 February)59. Marthe Richard au service de la France (16 April)60. La Grande Illusion (4 June)61. Sarati le terrible (29 July)62. Un carnet de bal (9 September)63. Gribouille (10 September)64. Gueule d'amour (16 September)64. Gueule d'amour (9 October)66. Drole de drame (20 October)67. Regain (28 October)68. Desire (3 December)69. Abus de confiance (3 December)70. Naples au baiser de feu (17 December)71. L'Alibi (22 December)193872. Mollenard (26 January)73. La Marseillaise (9 February)74. Prison sans barreaux (17 February) and Prisons de femmes (13 October)75. La Tragedie imperiale (30 March)76. Les Disparus de Saint-Agil (13 April)77. L'Etrange Monsieur Victor (4 May)78. Quai des brumes (18 May)79. La Femme du boulanger (7 September)80. Tricoche et Cacolet (7 September)81. La Maison du Maltais (21 September)82. Entree des artistes (5 October)83. Monsieur Coccinelle (22 October)84. Carrefour (26 October)85. Le Drame de Shanghai (26 October)86. La Route enchantee (30 November)87. Le Joueur d'echecs (30 November)88. Remontons les Champs-Elysees (30 November)89. Hotel du Nord (14 December)90. Trois Valses (14 December)91. La Bete humaine (23 December)193992. Metropolitain (8 February)93. La Fin du jour (24 March)94. Le Jour se leve (7 June)95. La Regle du jeu (5 July)96. Circonstances attenuantes (26 July)97. Sans lendemain (December)Filmed 1939, released 1940 and later98. Menaces (11 January 1940)99. Battement de c÷ur (8 February 1940)100. Remorques (27 November 1941)101. Macao, ou L'Enfer du jeu (9 December 1942)Appendix: Prizes and AwardsBibliographyIndexshow more