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    Reading the French new wave : critics, writers and art cinema in France

    Ostrowska, Dorota (2008) Reading the French new wave : critics, writers and art cinema in France. New York, U.S.: Wallflower Press. ISBN 9781905674589.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: One of the most important movements in cinema history, the French New Wave of directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Alain Resnais not only revitalised French cinema, but permanently shifted cinema's aesthetic horizons by incorporating the narrative complexities of emerging modernist literature such as Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Durgaas and Jean Cayrol. This volume is the first title to comprehensively analyse these links between the New Wave and the New Novel, exploring intellectual figures such as Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges, and their relationship with French cinema and its theorists, including Christian Metz and Noel Burch, as well as discussing groundbreaking films such as Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and L'Année dernière à Marienbad (1962). Examining these connections between the cinematic and the literary avant gardes, Reading the French New Wave locates France's filmmaking revolution as a part of a wider artistic reevaluation of the mid-twentieth century.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 15:31
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 11:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6207

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