Unraveling French Cinema: From L'Atalante to Caché
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Unraveling French Cinema provides a much needed introduction to the complexities of French film for students, cineastes, and the movie-loving public.
- Looks at the differences between French and American national cinema
- Explores how French directors shape their films around two potentially divergent goals: the narration of a story and an elaboration of some theory about film itself.
- Demystifies the "difficulty" of French cinema, allowing the American movie-goer to enjoy films that are too often perplexing at a first viewing.
- Offers extended analyses of classic, New Wave, and contemporary French films—including L'Atalante, Adele H., The Rules of the Game, and Cache.