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The French road movie space, mobility, identity

Neil Archer 1971-

2013

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  • Title:
    The French road movie space, mobility, identity
  • Author: Neil Archer 1971-
  • Description: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on Translations; Introduction: Locating the Road Movie; 1. Road to Autopia: Les Valseuses and Le Plein de super; 2. 'Capturing Freedom': Marginality and the Road Movie; 3. No Place Like Home: Camping it Up in Drôle de Félix; 4. Nowhere Men: Masculinity and the Road Movie; 5. From Flânerie to Glânerie: The Possibilities of a 'Feminine Road Movie'; 6. Travel and the Transnational Road Movie in the Twenty-First Century; 7. 'Welcome to France!' The Road Movie and French National Cinema; Filmography; Bibliography; Index
    The traditionally American genre of the road movie has been explored and reconfigured in the French context since the later 1960s. Comparative in its approach, this book studies the inter-relationship between American and French culture and cinemas, and in the process considers and challenges histories of the road movie. It combines film history with film theory methodologies, analyzing transformations in social, political and film-industrial contexts alongside changing perspectives on the meaning and possibilities of film. At once chronological and thematic in structure, The French Road Mo
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (204 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-86654-4;ISBN 0-85745-771-3
  • Subjects: Road films -- France -- History and criticism; Motion pictures -- France -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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