Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France (Hardback)Alison J.Murray Levine (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
"Murray Levine traces the rise of nonfiction educational film in France during the 1920s, and the impact of the new genre on society. Film historians assert that the overall contribution of France to the development of documentary film was negligible before World War II, but she argues that the interwar examples were in fact of great importance then and remain of great interest now. Her topics include truth peddling, educational film in rural France, educational film in the French colonies, filming the French regions, filming colonial France, and the Vichy propaganda machine." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.
"Framing the Nation" is a most welcome publication. Interwar documentary has previously been overwhelmingly and undeservedly neglected by scholars of French film. This book makes up for that neglect in no uncertain terms. It is lucid, thoroughly researched and insightful. The productive way it is able to bring together text and context, ideology and political economy is quietly impressive and the kind of prehistory it provides for later and better known French documentary makes it required reading.
Martin O'Shaughnessy, Professor in Film Studies, Nottingham Trent University
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