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London, Wallflower Press, As a vital addition to the dynamic series in which it is published, this book illustrates both the pleasures and difficulties involved in choosing a small number of films to encapsulate the richness of twentieth-century French cinema.
Texts and Contexts second edition in twenty-two single-film essays, nine of which mirror the twenty-four filmic selections made here by Phil Powrie. While the series rejects a 'best of' approach, it is evidently impossible to satisfy everyone in such an ambitious project, as the preface by Michel Marie and Powrie's own introduction forewarn us.
Marie welcomes this new volume as an enriching 'foreign gaze' on his nation's cinema for, with the odd exception, the contributors are based at institutions outside Francewhile suggesting that this foreignness might explain the absence of directors such as Duvivier and Pialat who have received less international recognition than some of their compatriots.
Rohmer, Rivette and Chabrol do not make the final cut, for example; and legendary actor Jean Gabin is confined to an aside as none of his films are included. Nevertheless, while all readers will be able to debate the omission of significant figures, it would be difficult to dispute that Powrie has brought together inspiring articles by leading scholars of French cinema to create a rich body of work.
Four [End Page ] of the selected films also find a home in Lucy Mazdon's study of popular cinema, France on Filmbut not all Powrie's choices would be easy film course options for both thematic and logistical reasons, as the inclusion of Lanzmann's Holocaust documentary Shoah nine-and-a-half hours in length exemplifies.
Each chapter follows a broad outline: Although Wendy Everett indicates the challenge of highlighting one 'typical' sequence in her exploration of Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, the overall format is highly successful.
The experienced researcher will enjoy the original observations and fruitful close readings, and the new film student will naturally benefit from the clarity and accessibility of the commentaries. There is one minor irritation: However, those same tutors should be delighted by this book's rewarding content and ensure that it is an essential text on reading lists for both French and film students all French quotations have been translated for years to come.
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visible analyzes particular cultural. "Un Chien Andalou In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention.".
In the film Un Chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog), the close-up of the girl's eye being sliced by a razor is best understood as a metaphor of the Surrealist way of seeing.
The poetry of Langston Hughes is especially informed by. Germaine Dulac (along with Alice Guy) is the best-known woman silent film-maker, whose avant-garde psychodrama La Coquille et le Clergyman () aroused controversy little inferior to that provoked by Bunuel's Surrealist classics Un chien andalou () and L'Age d'Or () a few years later.5/5(4).
Un Chien Andalou is not an experience in and of itself, but a thing—like a painting, or a poem, or a piece of music—that exists to encourage each of us to have our own, unique, individual experiences.