The French Screen Goddess

The book focuses on the three most important examples of this type of stardom, Annabella, Danielle Darrieux and Michele Morgan, while also considering many other key stars, such as Arletty, Viviane Romance and Jean Gabin.

Author: Jonathan Driskell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857735669

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Many years before Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve rose to fame, the French cinema produced a host of glamorous female stars designed to rival their Hollywood counterparts. Bathed in soft light, discussed adoringly in fan magazines and shown wearing the latest fashions, these 'cinematic stars' emerged in opposition to France's traditional stage-based stardom, while remaining, through the roles they played and the looks they sported, a distinctly French phenomenon. The French Screen Goddess examines how these stars influenced the narratives and look of their films, contributed to defining the period's new, emancipated femininity -, the 'modern woman' -, and related to the decade's politics, particularly the Popular Front of the mid-1930s. The book focuses on the three most important examples of this type of stardom, Annabella, Danielle Darrieux and Michele Morgan, while also considering many other key stars, such as Arletty, Viviane Romance and Jean Gabin. Previously neglected films are considered and true classics of French cinema re-examined, with Rene Clair's Quatorze juillet, Julien Duvivier's La Bandera, and Marcel Carne's Le Quai des brumes and Hotel du Nord foremost among these.

The French Screen Goddess

137–152 ______ Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (London; ... 'Daddy's Girls (Oedipal Narratives in 1930s French Films)', Iris, 234 The French Screen Goddess.

Author: Jonathan Driskell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857726742

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Many years before Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve rose to fame, the French cinema produced a host of glamorous female stars designed to rival their Hollywood counterparts. Bathed in soft light, discussed adoringly in fan magazines and shown wearing the latest fashions, these 'cinematic stars' emerged in opposition to France's traditional stage-based stardom, while remaining, through the roles they played and the looks they sported, a distinctly French phenomenon. The French Screen Goddess examines how these stars influenced the narratives and look of their films, contributed to defining the period's new, emancipated femininity -, the 'modern woman' -, and related to the decade's politics, particularly the Popular Front of the mid-1930s. The book focuses on the three most important examples of this type of stardom, Annabella, Danielle Darrieux and Michele Morgan, while also considering many other key stars, such as Arletty, Viviane Romance and Jean Gabin. Previously neglected films are considered and true classics of French cinema re-examined, with Rene Clair's Quatorze juillet, Julien Duvivier's La Bandera, and Marcel Carne's Le Quai des brumes and Hotel du Nord foremost among these.

The French Cinema Book

Driskell, J. (2015) The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France, London, I.B. Tauris. Ehrlich, E. (1985) Cinema of Paradox: ...

Author: Michael Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349929092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a key textbook offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history and culture from the 1890s to the present day. The contributors, who include leading historians and film scholars, provide an indispensable introduction to key topics and debates in French film history. Each chronological section addresses seven key themes – people, business, technology, forms, representations, spectators and debates, providing an essential overview of the cinema industry, the people who worked in it, including technicians and actors as well as directors, and the culture of cinema going in France from the beginnings of cinema to the contemporary period.

Southeast Asia on Screen

... transnational cinema and China-Malaysia screen connections. ... 2012) and The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France ...

Author: Mary Ainslie

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048541904

Category: Art

Page: 272

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After the end of World War II when many Southeast Asian nations gained national independence, and up until the Asian Financial Crisis, film industries here had distinctive and colourful histories shaped by unique national and domestic conditions. Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998) addresses the similar themes, histories, trends, technologies and sociopolitical events that have moulded the art and industry of film in this region, identifying the unique characteristics that continue to shape cinema, spectatorship and Southeast Asian filmmaking in the present and the future. Bringing together scholars across the region, chapters explore the conditions that have given rise to today's burgeoning Southeast Asian cinemas as well as the gaps that manifest as temporal belatedness and historical disjunctures in the more established regional industries.

Anatole Litvak

15 In early January 1953, production began at Villefranche on the French ... many French actors playing small roles, Tola cast future French screen goddess ...

Author: Michelangelo Capua

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786494132

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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During his 40-year career, director-producer Anatole Litvak (1902-1974) made films of all genres in Russia, Germany, England, France and the United States. His rootless background was cited by critics lamenting his lack of consistent style, but it also added to his mystique as a chameleon-like realisateur. Litvak directed Hollywood greats like Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Ingrid Bergman, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Olivia de Havilland, Yul Brynner, Burt Lancaster, Barbara Stanwick and many others. He was twice nominated for Best Director by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences for The Snake Pit (1948) and for Decision Before Dawn (1951). These films--along with Mayerling (1936), Sorry, Wrong Number (1946) and Anastasia (1956)--are considered classics, but his pictures don't offer many clues about Litvak the man. Apart from passing references to his wartime service as combat documentarian, he never discussed his life in print, allowing only brief interviews relating exclusively to his work. This biography fills that void, providing the first detailed portrait of an artist described by film historian Richard Schickel as "an adept, adaptable and prolific man; the kind of director that Hollywood likes best."

The Cinematic Eighteenth Century

... Lion Feuchtwanger, West Germany, 1976. 75 Jonathan Driskell, The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France (London, UK: I.B..

Author: Srividhya Swaminathan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351800945

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This collection explores how film and television depict the complex and diverse milieu of the eighteenth century as a literary, historical, and cultural space. Topics range from adaptations of Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (The Martian) to historical fiction on the subjects of slavery (Belle), piracy (Crossbones and Black Sails), monarchy (The Madness of King George and The Libertine), print culture (Blackadder and National Treasure), and the role of women (Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, and Outlander). This interdisciplinary collection draws from film theory and literary theory to discuss how film and television allows for critical re-visioning as well as revising of the cultural concepts in literary and extra-literary writing about the historical period.

Julien Duvivier

Driskell, J. (2015), The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France, London, I. B. Tauris. Duvivier, J. (1937), ' Un Carnet de ...

Author: Ben McCann

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526107626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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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.

Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham

The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France. London: I. B. Tauris, 2015. Duckett, Victoria.

Author: Hannah Durkin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252051463

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham were the two most acclaimed and commercially successful African American dancers of their era and among the first black women to enjoy international screen careers. Both also produced fascinating memoirs that provided vital insights into their artistic philosophies and choices. However, difficulties in accessing and categorizing their works on the screen and on the page have obscured their contributions to film and literature.Hannah Durkin investigates Baker and Dunham’s films and writings to shed new light on their legacies as transatlantic artists and civil rights figures. Their trailblazing dancing and choreography reflected a belief that they could use film to confront racist assumptions while also imagining—within significant confines—new aesthetic possibilities for black women. Their writings, meanwhile, revealed their creative process, engagement with criticism, and the ways each mediated cultural constructions of black women's identities. Durkin pays particular attention to the ways dancing bodies function as ever-changing signifiers and de-stabilizing transmitters of cultural identity. In addition, she offers an overdue appraisal of Baker and Dunham's places in cinematic and literary history.

Owning It

... sexy bed-head look popular with très chic Frenchwomen, but I opted for a ... “it means you look like a sophisticated, sexy French screen goddess.

Author: Leah Marie Brown

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781516101214

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The chance of a lifetime . . . or just another bad decision? Delaney Lavender Brooks needs to grow up. At least, according to her parents. After getting evicted from her apartment and wrecking her car, Laney is almost ready to trade in her paintbrushes and surrender to a more sensible 9-to-5 existence. Almost. Until she’s awarded an internship at a prestigious art gallery in Paris. What else can the free-spirited artist do but follow her dreams? Even if her latest attempt at chasing rainbows might cost her a real future . . . Once in the city of lights, Laney is almost undone by the glaring truth: maybe she isn’t sophisticated or talented enough to make it as an artist—or an independent woman, for that matter. And when she’s hotly pursued by a seductive Frenchman, she has to wonder if she’s about to be a fool for love, too. Soon Laney’s greatest challenge is not proving herself to her parents, but having the courage to live the life—and love—of her dreams . . . “Leah Marie Brown has a wily way of bringing her stories to life with sharp dialogue and drop-dead sexy characters.” —Cindy Miles, National Bestselling Author “When it comes to crafting clever, intelligent, wonderful escapist fiction with a heroine every woman wants to know, Leah Marie Brown is a new voice to watch. Prepare to fall in love!” —Renee Ryan, Daphne du Maurier Award-Winning Author

The Fifth French Republic

Richard Kuisel recalls that at the end of the 1950s one of the most popular films was La belle américaine, not a paean to some screen goddess, but an homage ...

Author: Nicholas Atkin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230801844

Category: History

Page: 280

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At the time of its founding, few predicted that the Fifth Republic would survive. It is a regime whose obituary has been written several times over, but which stubbornly refuses to die. Adopting a chronological framework, this up-to-date study examines how the regime emerged out of the chaos of the Algerian crisis, how its political evolution has been very different from that envisaged by de Gaulle, and why it has endured. Nicholas Atkin explains the success of the Fifth Republic but likewise illustrates the underlying problems within it. As the 2002 presidential elections have shown, although there is little prospect of regime change, liberal democracy is not in a particularly healthy state. While the political narrative takes centre stage, Atkin also explores the key social, economic and international developments which have shaped the modern history of France and affected its standing both in Europe and the rest of the world.

Screen Goddesses

I must tell you that the only things I her masculine audience as well . never wear are tailored suits , anything grey She was , as a goddess , a woman star ...

Author: Tom Hutchinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671071505

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 192

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The Faber Book of French Cinema

The function of the Hollywood screen goddess – in this case, Merle Oberon – is not to offer a window on other people's dramas, but to stand immovably in the ...

Author: Charles Drazin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571271955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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Offering portraits of such key figures as the Lumière brothers, Georges Méliès, Charles Pathé and Léon Gaumont, he looks at the early pioneers who transformed a fairground novelty into a global industry. The crisis caused by the First World War led France to surrender her position as the world's dominant film-making power, but French cinema forged a new role for itself as a beacon of cinematic possibility and achievement. Producing such distinctive film-makers as Jean Renoir, Marcel Pagnol, Sachy Guitry and Julien Duvivier, the French cinema's Golden Age boasted an intelligence, maturity and flair that classical Hollywood could admire but struggle to emulate. Suggesting a Gallic attitude that has always considered the cinema to be as much a cause as a business, Drazin looks at the extraordinary resilience of the French film industry during the Second World War when, in spite of the national catastrophe of defeat and occupation, it was still able to produce such classics as Le Corbeau and Les Enfants du Paradis. Finally, he traces its remarkable post-war regeneration. He looks at the seminal impact of the New Wave of film-makers - typified by Truffaut and Godard - but also at the other waves that have followed since. As he brings the story up-to-date - with Jacques Audaird's award-winning A Prophet - he seeks to capture the essence of the French film tradition and why it continues to matter to anyone who cares about the cinema.

French Kissing Mills Boon Blaze

... discreet address of Simone, enjoying her reignas the top French designer. ... Italian screen goddess with agorgeous faceandbody and searing sexuality.

Author: Nancy Warren

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472056009

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Manhattan magazine editor and fashionista Kimi Renton is one of the beautiful people at couture week every year. But this time she's stuck with a rumpled P.I. posing as her photographer. Holden MacGreggor is tough-guy gorgeous–and badly attired.

After Modern Art

139 Isaac Julien Green Screen Goddess (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010 The image of the goddess Mazu (played by Chinese actress Maggie Cheung), hovering against ...

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199218455

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American and European art, and challenges previously held views about the origins of some of the most innovative ideas in art of this time. Major artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Shiran Neshat are all discussed, as is the art world of the last fifty years. Important trends are also covered including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Postmodernism, and Performance Art. This revised and updated second edition includes a new chapter exploring art since 2000 and how globalization has caused shifts in the art world, an updated Bibliography, and 16 new, colour illustrations.

Junior Chronicle of the 20th Century

Opened in 1869 and controlled by an AngloFrench company , the 103mile ( 165 ... the British lion and the French hen at Suez Perfect pitching Screen goddess ...

Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: UOM:49015002851120

Category: History, Modern

Page: 336

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A visual history covering personalities and topics of the twentieth-century and including key events in the fields of international politics, entertainment, and science.

The She Pope

Cleopatra, the French essayist Theophile Gautier wrote in 1845, ... temptress using her feminine wiles to trick men and much later as a screen goddess.

Author: Peter Stanford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446427873

Category: History

Page: 240

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THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ENGLISH WOMAN WHO FOOLED THE VATICAN. The legend of Pope Joan - the woman who, dressed as a man, headed the Catholic church in the early ninth century - has always been a subject of fascinated speculation but rarely, until now, the subject of serious research. As the future over women in the catholic priesthood continues, and the Church, which once took her story as gospel, now tries to play down the rumours, it is time for a reappraisal. Here Peter Stanford, author of The Devil: A Biography, reveals what can, and cannot, be known of this incredible story, and of the extraordinary woman behind it. In this fascinating account, ranging from secret histories to conspiracy theories, medieval carvings to tarot cards, women priests to cross-dressing clerics, and from romantic fiction to hard facts, he delivers a major study of historical detective work.

Take One s Essential Guide to Canadian Film

... de Moncton in support of French - speaking students in New Brunswick . ... Both films show glimpses of a future Hollywood screen goddess - Rita Hayworth ...

Author: Wyndham Wise

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802083986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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The most exhaustive and up-to-date reference book on Canadian film and filmmakers, combining 700 reviews and biographical listings with a detailed chronology of major events in Canadian film and television history.

White Queen

... real “ sex - goddesses ” young women otherwise encountered in two - dimensional form on the screen . This slippage between French - Sheldon as “ goddess ...

Author: Tracey Jean Boisseau

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253216699

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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" Tracey Jean Boisseau's insightful reading of the "White Queen" exposes the intertwined connections between popular notions of American feminism, American national identity, and the reorientation of Euro-American imperialism at the turn of the century.

Hungarian Heritage Review

... with Alan Ladd and Olivia de Havilland ; and A Breath of Scandal ( 1960 ) with Italian screen goddess Sophia Loren and the French Maurice Chevalier .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89058265406

Category: Hungarian Americans

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