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French film in Britain sex, art and cinephilia

Lucy. Mazdon Catherine Wheatley


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  • Title:
    French film in Britain sex, art and cinephilia
  • Author: Lucy. Mazdon
  • Catherine Wheatley
  • Description: Introduction -- The advent of sound, a changing film culture (1925-39) -- Cinema goes to war (1939-1950) -- 'Saucy and naughty and witty and chic': can French films fill the gap? (1950-1959) -- The French new wave on British shores (1959-1970) -- 'A new low in French films': changing perceptions of French cinema (1970-1982) -- Video saved the French film? (1982-2002).
    In a market long dominated by Hollywood, French films are consistently the most widely distributed non-English language works. French cinema, however, appears to undergo a transformation as it reaches Britain, becoming something quite different to that experienced by audiences at home. Drawing on extensive archival research the authors examine in detail the discourses, debates and decisions which have determined the place accorded to French cinema in British film culture. In so doing they provide a fascinating account of this particular instance of transnational cinematic traffic while simult
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (248 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-85745-379-3
  • Subjects: Motion pictures, French -- Great Britain; Motion pictures -- France -- History -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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