Jacques Demy - French Film Directors Series (Paperback)Darren Waldron (author)
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 27/01/2017
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Saccharine for some, poignant for others, Jacques Demy's 'enchanted' world is familiar to generations of French audiences accustomed to watching Christmas repeats of his fairytale Peau d'ane (1970) or seeing Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac prance and pirouette in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1966). Demy achieved international recognition with Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1963), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes. However, beneath the apparently sugary coating of his films lie more philosophical reflections on some of the most pressing issues that preoccupy Western societies, including affect, subjectivity, self/other relations and free will. This wide-ranging book addresses many of the key aspects of Demy's cinema, including his associations with the New Wave, his unique approach to musicals, his adaptations of fairytales, his representations of gender and sexuality and his legacy as an iconic director for generations of audiences and filmmakers.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
This important work is long overdue' -- (Dr Edward Royle, University of York, Reviews in History, 14/11/2013)
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