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Republic of Images

A History of French Filmmaking

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$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674762688

Publication Date: 03/01/1992

Academic Trade

472 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones


  • A Note on Film Titles and Dates
  • Introduction
  • I. French Cinema Dominates the World Market
    • 1. The Cinema before Cinema
    • 2. An Industry Begins
    • 3. Growth and Diversification
  • II. The Golden Age of the Silent Film
    • 4. Decline and Mutation
    • 5. The Mental and the Physical
    • 6. The Commercial and the Esoteric
  • III. The Golden Age of the Sound Cinema
    • 7. An Unexpected Upheaval
    • 8. Art and Entertainment in the Sound Film
    • 9. Politics, Poetics, and the Cinema
  • IV. A New Kind of Cinema
    • 10. War and Occupation
    • 11. Liberation—Change and Continuity
    • 12. An Alternative Film Culture
  • V. The Nouvelle Vague and After
    • 13. Fourth Wave
    • 14. Filmmaking at the Margins
    • 15. Winds of Change
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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