French Cinema

French Cinema : The Student's Book

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French Cinema: A Student's Book is an introduction to French cinema, in English. This text includes the history of the origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of 17 major masterpieces of French filmmaking. A parallel French version of this text is also available, so the same course can be taught to students of French culture as well as students of French language.
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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 175.3 x 251.5 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585102059
  • 9781585102051
  • 1,225,870

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An overview of French film; a translation of Apprentisage. Includes an introduction to French film, the history and origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an in depth analysis of seventeen major masterpieces of French filmmaking, supplemented by a study guide of each film.
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To say that Alan Singermans book fills a void in the market is the understatement of the year; it is the single most valuable contribution to the field in years and is destined to have a profound impact on the way film is taught in the college classroom [...] Singermans book is a highly sophisticated educational tool that caters to advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students. - NECTFL Review, Tom Conner, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, St. Norbert College
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About Alan J. Singerman

Alan J. Singerman (Ph.D. Indiana University), is Professor of French (retired 2007), taught French language, literature, civilization, and film at Davidson since 1982. He studied in Paris, Strasbourg, Freiburg (Germany), and Montpellier, where he received a Masters degree in film studies in 1985. He lived ten years in France, directing study abroad programs in Pau, Rennes, and Montpellier. His publications focus on the 18th-century French novel and French cinema.
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