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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 Duras 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'Anne dernire 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2008
Publisher Wallflower Press
ISBN 1905674570 ISBN13 9781905674572
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More About Dorota Ostrowska
Dorota Ostrowska is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She is co-author of "European Cinemas in the Television Age" (forthcomin
Dorota Ostrowska has an academic affiliation as follows - Birkbeck, University of London.