A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

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A spouse to modern French Cinema offers a accomplished selection of unique essays addressing all features of French cinema from 1990 to the current day.
• beneficial properties unique contributions from best movie students in terms of all features of up to date French cinema
• contains new learn on concerns when it comes to the political financial system of up to date French cinema, advancements in cinema coverage, viewers attendance, and the categories, development, and maintenance of theaters
• makes use of groundbreaking examine on cinema past the fiction movie and the cinema-theater corresponding to documentary, beginner, and electronic filmmaking
• comprises an surprisingly huge diversity of methodological ways and views, together with these of style, gender, auteur, undefined, monetary, superstar, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies
• comprises essays through vital French cinema students from France, the united states, and New Zealand, lots of whose paintings is right here provided in English for the 1st time

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8 I would like to thank Michel Marie for drawing attention to this input from French production companies. 9 See, in particular, Jean-Michel Frodon, L’ Âge moderne du cinéma français: de la Nouvelle Vague à nos jours (Paris: Flammarion, 1995), René Prédal, Le Cinéma français des années 1990: une génération de transition (Paris: Armand Colin, 2008); René Prédal, Le Cinéma français depuis 2000: un renouvellement incessant (Paris: Armand Colin, 2008); and Tim Palmer, Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011).

Jefferson Kline looks specifically at several films based on historical novels, tracing the processes of transformation that have taken place from page to screen in order to demonstrate the high level of creativity involved in recent adaptations of French patrimonial fiction. Also focusing on the heritage film, Gwénaëlle Le Gras in Chapter 14 demonstrates how the French passion for history and the country’s cultural legacy has enabled stars to exploit the heritage film, because of its association of spectacle with identity, as a means of flourishing in a highly competitive industry.

3 In many countries looking to develop a policy for supporting cinema, priority is given to the allocation of resources for film production, forgetting, or relegating to a secondary order of importance, the issues of distribution, exploitation, and audiences. Doing this might satisfy certain objectives arising from cultural politics, but in practice risks, above all else, increasing the contradictory tension between the growing abundance of films and the possibility that the majority of them will ever find an existence through encountering an audience.

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