Screening the Paris Suburbs

Screening the Paris Suburbs From the Silent Era to the 1990S

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Synopsis

Decades before the emergence of a French self-styled 'hood' film around 1995, French filmmakers looked beyond the gates of the capital for inspiration and content. In the Paris suburbs they found an inexhaustible reservoir of forms, landscapes and social types in which to anchor their fictions, from bourgeois villas and bucolic riverside caf�s to post-war housing estates and postmodern new towns. For the first time in English, contributors to this volume address key aspects of this long film history, marked by such towering figures as Jean Renoir, Jacques Tati and Jean-Luc Godard. Idyllic or menacing, expansive or claustrophobic, the suburb served divergent aesthetic and ideological programmes across the better part of a century. Themes central to French cultural modernity - class conflict, leisure, boredom and anti-authoritarianism - cut across the fifteen chapters.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526106858
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.4365844361
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 524g
Height: 164mm
Width: 244mm
Spine width: 28mm