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Child of Paradise

Marcel Carné and the Golden Age of French Cinema

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674865600

Publication Date: 01/01/1989

495 pages

113 halftones

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: Fortune and Critics’ Eyes
  • Part I: The Novice
    • Intimations of Eden
    • Monsieur Feyder’s Protégé
    • Carné and Jacques Prévert
    • Framing an Identity
  • Part II: The Young Master
    • The Popular Front
    • Poetic Realism
    • “Atmosphere, Atmosphere”
    • Strange Defeat
  • Part III: The Monumentmaker
    • The Occupation
    • The Design of Children of Paradise
    • Politics and Theater in Children of Paradise
    • Androgyny, Masochism, and Children of Paradise
    • Primal Scenes from Children of Paradise
  • Part IV: The Outsider
    • In the Afterglow of Triumph
    • Carné sans Prévert
    • Carné and the New Wave
    • Persistence of Vision
  • Epilogue: A Filmmaker of Sadness
  • Filmography
  • Bibliographical Note
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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