Paris in the Cinema

Beyond the Flâneur

Editors: Phillips, Alastair, Vincendeau, Ginette (Eds.)

    • Richly illustrated with film stills throughout
    • Covers a wealth of auteur and popular French, US and British films
    • Examines a wide selection of topics relating to the architectural and social fabric of Paris, the character of its inhabitants, and the city's social and political history
    • Provides innovative angles on how films and television programmes deploy the French capital beyond its function as glamorous background
    • Explores how filmmakers both construct and recycle its status as an 'iconic capital'
    • Considers the specific identities of Parisians on screen
    • Offers a strong interdisciplinary approach that provides numerous fresh angles on the subject of Paris on screen
    • Contains an original interview with Amelie director Jean Pierre Jeunet
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About this Textbook

This essay collection offers a new approach to the representation of Paris on screen. Bringing together a wide range of renowned French and Anglophone specialists in film, television, history, architecture and literature, Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau introduce, challenge and extend ideas about the city as the locus of screen modernity. Through a range of concrete and historically-specific case studies, this unique text demonstrates how the cinematic city of Paris now constitutes a major archive of French cultural history and memory.

This is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, French Studies, European or Transnational Studies, Visual Studies, and Urban Studies. Fresh and engaging, this fascinating text will also appeal to lovers of French cinema and the capital city that comprises its major home. 

About the authors

Alastair Phillips is Associate Professor (Reader) in Film Studies at the University of Warwick. His books on French cinema include City of Darkness, City of Light: Émigré Filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939 (2004), Rififi (2009), Journeys of Desire, European Actors in Hollywood (co-edited with Ginette Vincendeau, 2006) and A Companion to Jean Renoir (co-edited with Ginette Vincendeau, 2013). He is an editor of Screen and currently working on a book about the films of Jacques Becker.

Ginette Vincendeau is Professor in Film Studies at King’s College London and a regular contributor to Sight and Sound. She has published widely on French cinema and was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for services to French Culture. Among her books are Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (2000), Jean-Pierre Melville, An American in Paris (2003), La Haine (2005) and Brigitte Bardot (2013). She co-edited&n

bsp;Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood (2006) and A Companion to Jean Renoir (2013) with Alastair Phillips and The French New Wave: Critical Landmarks (2009) with Peter Graham. Her current research is on the filmmaker Claude Autant-Lara.

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Hardcover 74,89 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paris in the Cinema
Book Subtitle
Beyond the Flâneur
Editors
  • Alastair Phillips
  • Ginette Vincendeau
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-820-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-84457-820-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84457-818-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-817-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
Topics