Cinema at the Shore: The Beach in French Film - New Studies in European Cinema 14 (Paperback)Fiona Handyside (author)
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Examining a range of films from the 1950s to the present day - including popular comedies by Jacques Tati and Patrice Leconte, the lively and ruminative documentaries of Agnes Varda, the classicism of Eric Rohmer, and the provocations of Catherine Breillat - this book showcases the dynamism and importance of the beach as a site for the reconfiguration of French cinematic identity itself. The beach offers a unique crystallization of our attitudes towards nature, culture, the body, space and time. In its constant mobility, its close, yet distinctive, relationship with nature, and its paradoxical centrality in the French cultural imaginary as a site of relaxation and holidays, the beachscape, re-framed and re-imaged by the camera, offers new ways of conceiving of the spatial politics of French cinema.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 15 mm
Edition: New edition
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