Item description for City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigre Filmmakers in Paris, 1929-1939 (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) by Alastair Phillips...
The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German migr filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris---a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture---these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.66" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.27 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2003
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053566333 ISBN13 9789053566336
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More About Alastair Phillips
Alastair Phillips is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Reading. Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick.
Alastair Phillips was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Warwick and Ginette Vincendeau, King?s College London Un.