The French Screen Goddess

137–152 ______ Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (London; New York:
Continuum, 2000) ______ 'In the Name of the ... 51–65 ______ '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

Crisp, C. (2015) French Cinema: A Critical Filmography, 2 vols (1929–1939 and
1940–1958), Bloomington, Indiana University Press. Driskell, J. (2015) The
French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France,

Author: Michael Temple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349929092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

View: 108


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.

Anatole Litvak

Among many French actors playing small roles, Tola cast future French screen
goddess Brigitte Bardot in the tiny part of a hotel maid. In her autobiography
Bardot recalled Tola with deep affection: Anatole Litvak, a great American
filmmaker of ...

Author: Michelangelo Capua

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618708

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 réalisateur. 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

74 Waffen für Amerika, TV movie, Heinz Schirk (dir.), based on the play by Lion
Feuchtwanger, West Germany, 1976. 75 Jonathan Driskell, The French Screen
Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France (London, UK:

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.

Screen Goddesses

She was, as a goddess, a woman star whose appeal has always been primarily
to men - lighting their cigarettes, knocking back drinks with them, throwing them
back the repartee which they may have pitched her way. In later years she went ...

Author: Tom Hutchinson


ISBN: 0671071505

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 192

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Junior Chronicle of the 20th Century

Screen goddess NOVEMBER 28 French actress Brigitte Bardot is the beautiful
star of the new film And God Created Woman , directed by her husband Roger
Vadim . Her sensual character has shocked Hollywood , but Vadim says she is ...

Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: UOM:49015002851120

Category: History, Modern

Page: 336

View: 251


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

Hungarian Heritage Review

... Danny Kaye , and Rosemary Clooney ; The Proud Rebel ( 1958 ) with Alan
Ladd and Olivia de Havilland ; and A Breath of Scandal ( 1960 ) with Italian
screen goddess Sophia Loren and the French Maurice Chevalier . Born in
Budapest on ...



ISBN: WISC:89058265406

Category: Hungarian Americans


View: 547



Lee Duncan. named the beautiful, dark-eyed dog after the little puppet that
French children gave the American ... of hugely popular films (in which he often
played a wolf) and is said to have died in the arms of screen goddess ]ean

Author: Stefan Bechtel

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206115

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 612


From Marley and Me to Temple Grandin’s groundbreaking books to Cesar Millan’s television show, America’s many millions of pet owners eagerly seek new insights into animal behavior, and one of the most popular sources of compelling stories and practical advice is DogTown, the National Geographic Channel’s latest hit show. A national rescue organization with more than 200,000 members, DogTown is the area where dogs live at the nation’s largest companion animal sanctuary run by Best Friends Animal Society. This informative, inspiring book presents representative stories of dogs considered unadoptable by other shelters. They come from many backgrounds: some were abandoned; some prowled the streets as strays; others suffer from mysterious illnesses, serious injuries, or antisocial behaviors that discourage potential adopters. But good fortune led them to Best Friends and the dedicated people devoted to helping them recover and find welcoming homes. These compelling, winningly illustrated true stories, each uniquely moving and inspirational, draw upon the experience of veterinarians, trainers, and volunteers to probe a range of tough, touching cases that evoke both the joy and the occasional but inevitable heartbreak that accompanies this work. Each chapter follows a dog from the first day at Dogtown until he ultimately finds (or doesn’t find) a permanent new home, focusing both on the relationship between the dog and the Dogtown staff and on the latest discoveries about animal health and behavior. We learn how dogs process information, how trauma affects their behavior, and how people can help them overcome their problems. In the end, we come to see that there are no "bad dogs" and that with patience, care, and compassion, people can help dogs to heal.

New York

... Collateral French screen goddess Isabelle Huppert is punched , kicked , and
similarly debased in The Piano Damage ; Ice Age ; John Q ; Resident Evil ;
Return to Neverland , Teacher , Michael Haneke's sadomasochistic love story
about an ...



ISBN: NWU:35556033637117

Category: New York (N.Y.)


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Frommer s France

SEEING THE SIGHTS Picasso's l'Homme au Mouton ( Man and Sheep ) is the
outdoor statue at place Isnard in front of which Prince Aly Kahn and screen
goddess Rita Hayworth were married . The council of Vallauris had intended to
enclose ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924095729889

Category: France


View: 426


Sex in the Movies

Young but not Innocent : Pickford If mass popularity is the divinizing power that
makes a star into a modern immortal , as the French critic Edgar Morin postulates
, then Mary Pickford is certainly a screen goddess . But can we , by any stretch of

Author: Alexander Walker


ISBN: UVA:X000576190

Category: Films and filming

Page: 284

View: 947


The Celluloid Sacrifice

the divinising power that makes a star into a modern immortal , as the French
critic Edgar Morin postulates , then Mary Pickford is certainly a screen goddess .

Author: Alexander Walker


ISBN: UOM:39015003967596

Category: Sex in motion pictures

Page: 241

View: 482


The Rough Guide to French Hotels and Restaurants 2004

Author: Philippe Gloaguen


ISBN: 1843532557

Category: Travel

Page: 936

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The Rough Guide to French Hotels and Restaurants 2005 edition is translated from the Guide de Routard a perennial bestseller in France, acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Characterful accommodation listings throughout France, from village inns to city-centre hotels, researched annually by Routard's team of inspectors. Extensive restaurant selections, emphasising both quality and value for money, with tips on local specialities.

Movie Lists

Out of Paris they face more outlandish challenges, including figures from the
French Revolution and hippy beatniks. This witty ... The four greatest screen
goddesses - Crawford, Garbo, Marilyn and Taylor - have their own lists. ©Lola Dir

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Profile Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015079333178

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 914


At last--a film book that is really useful . . . and fun!

Ovid s Myth of Pygmalion on Screen

... concerning the goddess coming to life after a ring has been placed upon her
finger is a pastiche of a medieval narrative. It had been reworked earlier in the
nineteenth century by Prosper Mérimée and given a Gothic timbre.1 In the French

Author: Paula James

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441146779

Category: History

Page: 248

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Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The 'authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, Metamorphoses, by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus. Focusing on screen storylines with a Pygmalion subtext, from silent cinema to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lars and the Real Girl, this book looks at why and how the made-over or manufactured woman has survived through the centuries and what we can learn about this problematic model of 'perfection' from the perspective of the past and the present. Given the myriad representations of Ovid's myth, can we really make a modern text a tool of interpretation for an ancient poem? This book answers with a resounding 'yes' and explains why it is so important to give antiquity back its future.

Icons of Film

... 1903 The embodiment of a screen goddess : Gloria Swanson come , and other
genres , too , developed hundreds of ... throwing and performs comic stunts The
French answer to pompous and verbial “ Danish kiss ” in which the lips before ...

Author: Peter W. Engelmeier

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106011400386

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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Icons of Film is the sixth volume in Prestel's successful series focusing on the highlights of the twentieth century, which so far has covered art, architecture, photography, fashion, and design.

Silent Players

She is as memorable as her name and one of the great exotic character beauties
of the screen, a natural blonde goddess. One contemporary critic may have
described her as "a vigorous, athletic, clearskinned and clear-eyed baby Viking,"
but ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813122496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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" From his unique perspective of friendship with many of the actors and actresses about whom he writes, silent film historian Anthony Slide creates vivid portraits of the careers and often eccentric lives of 100 players from the American silent film industry. He profiles the era’s shining stars such as Lillian Gish and Blanche Sweet; leading men including William Bakewell and Robert Harron; gifted leading ladies such as Laura La Plante and Alice Terry; ingénues like Mary Astor and Mary Brian; and even Hollywood’s most famous extra, Bess Flowers. Although each original essay is accompanied by significant documentation and an extensive bibliography, Silent Players is not simply a reference book or encyclopedic recitation of facts culled from the pages of fan magazines and trade periodicals. It contains a series of insightful portraits of the characters who symbolize an original and pioneering era in motion history and explores their unique talents and extraordinary private lives. Slide offers a potentially revisionist view of many of the stars he profiles, repudiating the status of some and restoring to fame others who have slipped from view. He personally interviewed many of his subjects and knew several of them intimately, putting him in a distinctive position to tell their true stories.

French Kissing Mills Boon Blaze

Shewatchedas celebrities arrivedatthe discreet address of Simone, enjoying her
reignas the top French designer. ... Awaiflike young woman withcascading
darkcurls anddark, slightly slanting eyes, she was an Italian screen goddess with

Author: Nancy Warren

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472056009

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 438


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.

The Wooster Group and Its Traditions

Whether convinced or not by Giesekam ' s plea for pleasurable enjoyment , the
French were forcefully immersed into ... in Racine ' s absolutist era or the
postmodern media headed by an omnipresent screen goddess , substituting for
Racine ...

Author: Johan Callens

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing

ISBN: UCSC:32106017947513

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 290

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This is the first collection of critical essays to appear about the Wooster Group. Since the 1970s this groundbreaking, New York-based performance company has led the way in crystallizing the conditions of contemporary stage practice at the intersection of several cultural and artistic traditions. As demonstrated by the assembled critics, each of them an authority in the field, these traditions extend into the past as well as into the future, through the Wooster Group's impact on the latest generation of performance artists. The company's consequent institutionalization is posited and challenged in the essays constituting Part I of the collection. Part II tackles the work-in-progress, mapping its idiomatic stage vocabulary and providing case studies, ranging from Frank Dell's The Temptation of St. Antony to To You, The Birdie! (Phedre). Part III presents productions by kindred artists such as Elevator Repair Service, the Builders Association, Cannon Company, and Richard Maxwell. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, this collection should prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in the current theatrical scene and its place in the wider institutional, artistic, and historical contexts.