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    Jill Forbes's Les Enfants du paradis

    Mulvey, Laura (2003) Jill Forbes's Les Enfants du paradis. French Cultural Studies 14 (3), pp. 278-287. ISSN 0957-1558.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: As I had never been a fan of Marcel Carne’s Les Enfants du paradis, Jill Forbes’s BFI Classic1 has had a special significance for me. Reading an intelligent, well informed and perceptive book about a favourite film may be a fun and rewarding experience but a book that makes visible and tangible a film’s previously unperceived qualities is surprising and more profoundly rewarding. The pay-off is double: discovering the book leads to the discovery of the film. This paper is a tribute to Jill’s criticism, a combination of unusual cinematic insight and careful historical research that took me beyond a blind spot, a prejudice against one of the great masterpieces of cinema.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 16:26
    Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 16:26
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24491

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