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French Film

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Ever since Louis Lumière's first 'moving photographs' the French cinema has consistently proved itself one of the most exciting of all national cinemas. In this illuminating study of the characteristic styles and personalities of over three dozen principal directors, Roy Armes demonstrates the enormous range and variety of the last seventy-five years of French film making. George Méliès in 1900, Abal Gance in the twenties, Jean Renoir and Marcel Carné in the thirties set the bases of a tradition that has been ably followed in the post-war era both by distinctive stylists like Robert Bresson and Jacques Tati as well as a host of younger film-makers led by the brilliantly inventive Jean-Luc Godard. The author concentrates on the vital contributions of the directors themselves, but does not neglect the efforts of their many valuable collaborators - the stars, writers, and technicians - who have helped to establish the reputation of French cinema. If this book (with over 120 photographs closely interrelated with the text) whets the reader's appetite for a viewing of Louis Feuillade's six-hour serial Les Vampires, or reminds him of the glories of the French realist school, it will have served a purpose. 

The book covers have light general wear marks and slight creasing; there is some rubbing wear along edges and down the sides of the creased spine, which has a little surface loss. Pages are clean and bright, with text and photographic images printed on stiff glossy paper

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Author(s):
Roy Armes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.9cm x 18.9cm
Edition:
1970
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
289797314
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Studio Vista
Title:
French Film

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Ever since Louis Lumière's first 'moving photographs' the French cinema has consistently proved itself one of the most exciting of all national cinemas. In this illuminating study of the characteristic styles and personalities of over three dozen principal directors, Roy Armes demonstrates the enormous range and variety of the last seventy-five years of French film making. George Méliès in 1900, Abal Gance in the twenties, Jean Renoir and Marcel Carné in the thirties set the bases of a tradition that has been ably followed in the post-war era both by distinctive stylists like Robert Bresson and Jacques Tati as well as a host of younger film-makers led by the brilliantly inventive Jean-Luc Godard. The author concentrates on the vital contributions of the directors themselves, but does not neglect the efforts of their many valuable collaborators - the stars, writers, and technicians - who have helped to establish the reputation of French cinema. If this book (with over 120 photographs closely interrelated with the text) whets the reader's appetite for a viewing of Louis Feuillade's six-hour serial Les Vampires, or reminds him of the glories of the French realist school, it will have served a purpose. 

The book covers have light general wear marks and slight creasing; there is some rubbing wear along edges and down the sides of the creased spine, which has a little surface loss. Pages are clean and bright, with text and photographic images printed on stiff glossy paper

Author(s):
Roy Armes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12.9cm x 18.9cm
Edition:
1970
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
289797314
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Studio Vista
Title:
French Film

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