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Author McCann, Ben, author

Title Julien Duvivier / Ben McCann
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2017]
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Series French film directors
French film directors
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series Information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; List of Figures; Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: we need to talk about Julien; References; 1 The 'impure' auteur; Beginnings; Restoring a reputation; Adaptateur or auteur?; Themes and patterns; Men's stories ... ; ... but not women's stories; 'Black realism'; The outsider coming in; The group; Style and technique; Setting; 'Colour'; Cinematography; Song and music; References; 2 Duvivier's silent films; From Haceldama to L'Homme à l'Hispano: a style is born
6 Late styleDuvivier, the tradition of quality, and François Truffaut; Working with stars: L'Homme à l'imperméable (1957), Pot-. Bouille (1957), and La Femme et le pantin (1959); Marie-. Octobre (1959); Embracing the New Wave? The case of La Grande vie (1960) and Boulevard (1960); Le Diable et les dix commandements (1962); 'But leave it to Mr. Duvivier': a trio of noir; Conclusion; References; Conclusion; References; Filmography; Select bibliography; Index
Experimenting with form1929: towards a new aesthetic; Duvivier and religion; Conclusion; References; 3 Sound, image, Gabin: Duvivier and the 1930s; Experiments in sound; Interlude: (re-.)making Poil de carotte (1925, 1932); Five little pieces; Fixing a style: Duvivier, Gabin, and poetic realism; Un Carnet de bal (1937); Towards the 'end of the day'; Conclusion; References; 4 'Piloting with concentration': Julien goes to Hollywood; To America and back ... ; ... and back again; Lydia (1941); Tales of Manhattan (1942) and Flesh and Fantasy (1943); The Impostor (1944)
From Bosley to Bazin: the critical receptionConclusion; References; 5 1946-.56: darkness and light; Panique (1946): the homecoming; Interlude: Duvivier the film critic; Anna Karenina (1948); Au royaume des cieux (1949) and Black Jack (1950); Narrative experiments: Sous le ciel de Paris (1951) and La Fête à Henriette (1952); successes: Le Petit monde de Don Camillo (1952) and Le Retour de Don Camillo (1953); Tonal swerves: L'Affaire Maurizius (1954) and Marianne de ma jeunesse (1955); 'Surrounded by monsters': Voici le temps des assassins (1956); Conclusion; References
Summary Duvivier was a giant of classic French cinema with a career spanning key moments of French film history. This analysis goes beyond its historical range to engage with key debates in film studies: notably auteurism, stardom and questions of the national
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 26, 2017)
Subject Duvivier, Julien, 1896-1967
Duvivier, Julien, 1896-1967.
Motion picture producers and directors -- France -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526107619 (electronic bk.)
9781526107619 (electronic bk.)