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A Companion to Franois Truffaut

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.02.2013
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Franois Truffaut

The 34 essays of this collection by leading international scholars reassess Truffaut's impact on cinema as they locate the unique quality of his thematic obsessions and his remarkable narrative techniques. Almost 30 years after his death, we are presented with strikingly original perspectives on his background, influences, and importance.Bridges a gap in film scholarship with a series of 34 original essays by leading film scholars that assess the lasting impact of Truffaut's work Provides striking new readings of individual films, and new perspectives on Truffaut's background, influences, and importance Offers a wide choice of critical perspectives ranging from current reflections in film theories to articles applying methodologies that have recently been neglected or considered controversial
Includes international viewpoints from a range of European countries, and from Japan, New Zealand, and Brazil
Draws on Truffaut's archives at the BiFI (Bibliotheque du film) in Paris Includes an extended interview with French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin concerning Truffaut's shifting stature in French film culture and his manner of thought and work as a director
Dudley Andrew is the R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale. He is the author or editor of nine books, including The Major Film Theories, Popular Front Paris and the Poetics of Culture (2005), What Cinema Is! (2010), and Opening Bazin (2011), which won the SCMS Best Anthology Award for 2011. Anne Gillain is a Professor Emeritus at Wellesley College. She is known for her work on French cinema, particularly Francois Truffaut, in books that include Le Cinéma selon François Truffaut (1988), Les 400 Coups (1991) and François Truffaut: The Lost Secret (2013).


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