The Faber Book of French Cinema (Paperback)
  • The Faber Book of French Cinema (Paperback)
zoom

The Faber Book of French Cinema (Paperback)

(author)
£17.99
Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
  • 5+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
In The Faber Book of French Cinema, Charles Drazin explores the rich film culture and history of the country that first established the cinema as the most important mass medium of the twentieth century. Offering portraits of such key figures as the Lumiere brothers, Georges Melies, Charles Pathe and Leon Gaumont, he looks at the early pioneers who transformed a fairground novelty into a global industry. The crisis caused by the First World War led France to surrender her position as the world's dominant film-making power, but French cinema forged a new role for itself as a beacon of cinematic possibility and achievement. Suggesting a Gallic attitude that has always considered the cinema to be as much a cause as a business, Drazin looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les Enfants du Paradis. Finally, he traces its remarkable post-war regeneration. He looks at the seminal impact of the New Wave of film-makers - typified by Truffaut and Godard - but also at the other waves that have followed since. As he brings the story into the twenty-first century - with Jacques Audaird's award-winning A Prophet - he seeks to capture the essence of the French film tradition and why it continues to matter to anyone who cares about the cinema.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571349289
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 624 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 32 mm
Edition: Main

You may also be interested in...

Of Walking In Ice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Total Recall
Added to basket
Star Wars - The Bounty Hunter Code
Added to basket
The Moon's a Balloon
Added to basket
The Screenwriter's Workbook
Added to basket
The Most of Nora Ephron
Added to basket
The Filmmaker Says
Added to basket
The Digital Filmmaking Handbook
Added to basket
Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
The Animator's Survival Kit
Added to basket
Bruce Lee
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
John Wayne: The Life and Legend
Added to basket
The Celestine Prophecy
Added to basket
Ayoade on Ayoade
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Film Book
Added to basket
£22.00
Hardback
Wishful Drinking
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.