France in Focus: Film and National Identity

France in Focus Film and National Identity This volume brings together the work of leading film scholars from the UK France and the US who assess a dominant art form s engagement with expressions of national identity at key moments in French

  • Title: France in Focus: Film and National Identity
  • Author: Elizabeth Ezra
  • ISBN: 9781859733639
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume brings together the work of leading film scholars from the UK, France and the US who assess a dominant art form s engagement with expressions of national identity at key moments in French cinematic history, from its origins at the end of the nineteenth century, through the inter war period, the Occupation, the post Liberation era, and the New Wave, up to the cuThis volume brings together the work of leading film scholars from the UK, France and the US who assess a dominant art form s engagement with expressions of national identity at key moments in French cinematic history, from its origins at the end of the nineteenth century, through the inter war period, the Occupation, the post Liberation era, and the New Wave, up to the current state of the industry The essays go against the grain in their attempts to construct an alternative history of French cinema, whether by bringing to light overlooked films or by examining well known, indeed even over exposed films or filmmakers in a new light In re evaluating the work of Georges MEliEs, Jacques Becker, Jean Renoir, Diane Kurys, FranAois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard and Jean Jacques Beineix, the contributors to this volume focus on the paradoxical centrality of the marginal in constructions of national identity In doing so, they reveal the structure of l exception franAaise , in which French culture makes an exception for itself by suppressing alterity within it This multi faceted assessment of French visual culture and identity will be of interest to students and scholars in French studies, media and film studies, cultural studies and French history.

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