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Cahiers du Cinéma, The 1950s

Neo-Realism, Hollywood, New Wave

Edited by Jim Hillier

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ISBN 9780674090613

Publication Date: 10/15/1986

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328 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches

Harvard Film Studies > Cahiers du Cinéma

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  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Books Frequently Cited in Text
  • Introduction
  • Part One: French Cinema
    • Introduction
    • 1. François Truffaut: ‘The Rogues are Weary’ (review of Jacques Becker’s Touchez pas au grisbi) (April 1954)
    • 2. André Bazin, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Pierre Kast, Roger Leenhardt, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer: ‘Six Characters in Search of auteurs: A Discussion about the French Cinema’ (May 1957)
    • 3. Jean-Luc Godard: ‘Sufficient Evidence’ (review of Roger Vadim’s Sait-on jamais?) (July 1957)
    • 4. Jean-Luc Godard: Les 400 Coups (February 1959)
    • 5. Fereydoun Hoveyda: ‘The First Person Plural’ (article on François Truffaut’s Les 400 Coups) (July 1959)
    • 6. Jean Domarchi, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Luc Godard, Pierre Kast, Jacques Rivette, Eric Rohmer: ‘Hiroshima, notre amour’ (discussion on Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amour) (July 1959)
  • Part Two: American Cinema
    • Introduction
    • I. Perspectives
      • 7. Eric Rohmer: ‘Rediscovering America’ (Christmas 1955)
      • 8. Jacques Rivette: ‘Notes on a Revolution’ (Christmas 1955)
      • 9. André Bazin: ‘The Death of Humphrey Bogart’ (February 1957)
    • II. Dossier—Nicholas Ray
      • 10. Jacques Rivette: ‘On Imagination’ (review of The Lusty Men) (October 1953)
      • 11. François Truffaut: ‘A Wonderful Certainty’ (review of Johnny Guitar) (April 1955)
      • 12. Eric Rohmer: ‘Ajax or the Cid?’ (review of Rebel Without a Cause) (May 1956)
      • 13. Jean-Luc Godard: ‘Nothing but Cinema’ (review of Hot Blood) (February 1957)
      • 14. Jean-Luc Godard: ‘Beyond the Stars’ (review of Bitter Victory) (January 1958)
      • 15. Charles Bitsch: Interview with Nicholas Ray (November 1958)
    • III. Auteurs
      • 16. Jacques Rivette: ‘The Genius of Howard Hawks’ (May 1953)
      • 17. Jacques Rivette: ‘The Essential’ (review of Otto Preminger’s Angel Face) (February 1954)
      • 18. Claude Chabrol: ‘Serious Things’ (review of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window) (April 1955)
      • 19. Jacques Rivette: ‘The Hand’ (review of Fritz Lang’s Beyond a Reasonable Doubt) (November 1957)
      • 20. Luc Moullet: ‘Sam Fuller: In Marlowe’s Footsteps’ (March 1959)
    • IV. Genre
      • 21. Claude Chabrol: ‘Evolution of the Thriller’ (Christmas 1955)
      • 22. André Bazin: ‘Beauty of a Western’ (review of Anthony Mann’s The Man from Laramie) (January 1956)
      • 23. André Bazin: ‘An Exemplary Western’ (review of Budd Boetticher’s Seven Men from Now) (August–September 1957)
  • Part Three: Italian Cinema
    • Introduction
    • 24. André Bazin: Umberto D. (June 1952)
    • 25. Amédée Ayfre: ‘Neo-Realism and Phenomenology’ (November 1952)
    • 26. Jacques Rivette: ‘Letter on Rossellini’ (April 1955)
    • 27. Eric Rohmer: ‘The Land of Miracles’ (review of Roberto Rossellini’s Viaggio in Italia) (May 1955)
    • 28. Eric Rohmer and François Truffaut, Fereydoun Hoveyda and Jacques Rivette: Interviews with Roberto Rossellini (July 1954 and April 1959)
  • Part Four: Polemics
    • I. Criticism
      • Introduction
      • 29. Pierre Kast: ‘Flattering the Fuzz: Some Remarks on Dandyism and the Practice of Cinema’ (May 1951)
      • 30. Jean Domarchi: ‘Knife in the Wound’ (October 1956)
      • 31. André Bazin: ‘On the politique des auteurs’ (April 1957)
      • 32. Luc Moullet, André Bazin, Jacques Rivette: Exchanges about Kurosawa and Mizoguchi (February 1957, March 1957, March 1958)
      • 33. Alexandre Astruc: ‘What is mise en scène?’ (October 1959)
    • II. Dossier—CinemaScope
      • Introduction
      • 34. François Truffaut: ‘A Full View’ (July 1953)
      • 35. Jacques Rivette: ‘The Age of metteurs en scène’ (January 1954)
      • 36. Eric Rohmer: ‘The Cardinal Virtues of CinemaScope’ (January 1954)
  • Appendix 1: Cahiers du Cinéma Annual Best Films Listings 1955–9
  • Appendix 2: Guide to Cahiers du Cinéma Nos 1–102, April 1951–December 1959, in English translation
  • Appendix 3: Cahiers du Cinéma in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Index of Names and Film Titles

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