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Author Levine, Alison J. Murray (Alison Joan Murray), 1968-

Title Framing the nation : documentary film in interwar France / Alison J. Murray Levine
Published New York : Continuum, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Truth Peddling: Documentary Film in Interwar France; Chapter 3: The Revolt of the Beets: Educational Film in Rural France; Chapter 4: "Making the Fiction of the Empire a Reality": Educational Film in the French Colonies; Chapter 5: "Mysterious and Subtle Cheesemaking": Filming the French Regions; Chapter 6: "Carcasses of Manioc-Eaters": Filming Colonial France; Chapter 7: Recycling Rural Images: The Vichy Propaganda Machine; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T
UV; W; Y; Z; Film Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; I; J; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V
Summary Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France argues that, between World Wars I and II, documentary film made a substantial contribution to the rewriting of the French national narrative to include rural France and the colonies. The book mines a significant body of virtually unknown films and manuscripts for their insight into revisions of French national identity in the aftermath of the Great War. From 1918 onwards, government institutions sought to advance social programs they believed were crucial to national regeneration. They turned to documentary film, a new form of mass commun
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Documentary films -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary films -- France -- History and criticism.
France -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441169865 (electronic bk.)
9781441169860 (electronic bk.)