French National Cinema - National Cinemas (Hardback)Susan Hayward (author)
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This revised and updated version of a successful and established text, French National Cinema offers a thorough and much-needed historical overview of French cinema at a time when it continues to grow in popularity with films such as Amelie and Belleville Rendez-vous.
Brought wholly up to date to include political and social developments in French cinema in the 1990s, its fresh approach and groundbreaking new writing on the subject offers a much further understanding of French cinema and its relationship with the French national identity.
New subjects covered include:the GATT negotiations of 1993French cinema's increasing dependence on investment from televisionthe rise of the multiplexthe implications of the introduction of digital technology.
Ideal for all students of cinema, film studies and film history, this book traces the eco-history of the French film and its key figures and movements, and it places them in their wider political and cultural context.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 24 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
'This factual and analytical book offer[s] the reader an encompassing and informative introduction to a "global picture" of French cinema.' - Scope
'This is an ambitious and useful text ... this is a worthy and in many ways a very helpful edition of a text that has played an important role in encouraging new ways of thinking about French film history.' - Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television