The French Screen Goddess

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

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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

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: 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, London, ...

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

He researches and writes on Indonesian cinema, transnational cinema and China-Malaysia screen connections. ... He is the author of Marcel Carné (Manchester University Press, 2012) and The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the ...

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 Riviera where the beginning and the end of the ... Among many French actors playing small roles, Tola cast future French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot in the tiny ...

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.”

Lexicon of Global Melodrama

The Classic French Cinema, 1930-1960. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Driskell, Jonathan. 2012. Marcel Carné. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ---. 2015. The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in ...

Author: Heike Paul

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839459737

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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This new go-to reference book for global melodrama assembles contributions by experts from a wide range of disciplines, including cultural studies, film and media studies, gender and queer studies, political science, and postcolonial studies. The melodramas covered in this volume range from early 20th century silent movies to contemporary films, from independent ›arthouse‹ productions to Hollywood blockbusters. The comprehensive overview of global melodramatic film in the Lexicon constitutes a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners of film, teachers, film critics, and anyone who is interested in the past and present of melodramatic film on a global scale. The Lexicon of Global Melodrama includes essays on All That Heaven Allows, Bombay, Casablanca, Die Büchse der Pandora, In the Mood for Love, Nosotros los Pobres, Terra Sonâmbula, and Tokyo Story.

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: 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

Drazin, C. (2011), 'The Professional', in The Faber Book of French Cinema, London, Faber & Faber, pp. 101–27. Driskell, J. (2015), The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France, London, I. B. Tauris.

Author: Ben McCann

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526107626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world's great filmmakers. It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his films that identify his key themes and techniques, trace patterns of continuity and change, and explore critical assessments of his work over time. His career began in the silent era and ended as the French New Wave was winding down. In between, Duvivier made over sixty films in a long and at times difficult career. He was adept at literary adaptation, biblical epic, and film noir, and this groundbreaking volume illustrates in great detail Duvivier's eclecticism, technical efficiency and visual fluency in works such as Panique (1946) and Voici le temps des assassins (1956). It will particularly appeal to scholars and students of French cinema looking for examples of a director who could straddle the realms of the popular and the auteur.

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

... Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Monash University, Malaysia. He is the author of Marcel Carné (2012) and The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France (2015). p.xv Dunja Fehimović is ...

Author: Rob Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317420583

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

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The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a survey of a topic, explaining why the issue or area is important, and critically discussing the leading views in the area. Designed as a dynamic forum for forty-three world-leading scholars, this companion contains significant expertise and insight and is dedicated to challenging complacent views of hegemonic film cultures and replacing outmoded ideas about production, distribution and reception. It offers both a survey and an investigation into the condition and activity of contemporary filmmaking worldwide, often challenging long-standing categories and weighted—often politically motivated—value judgements, thereby grounding and aligning the reader in an activity of remapping which is designed to prompt rethinking.

Romy Schneider

Slaves On Screen: Film and Historical Vision, Cambridge: Harvard University Press. de Baecque, Antoine (1998). ... The French Screen Goddess: Film Stardom and the Modern Woman in 1930s France, London and New York: I.B.Tauris.

Author: Marion Hallet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501378836

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The beautiful Austrian-born Romy Schneider was one of Europe's most popular film stars and a cult figure from the moment she played 'Sissi' (Empress Elisabeth of Austria) in the hugely popular Sissi trilogy in the mid-1950s. Although Schneider died in 1982 she continues to be one of the most popular stars in European cinema history. This book analyses her impressive career so as to place her within a range of European female stars, particularly Germanic and French, who defined cultural and ideological images of femininity on European screens. Schneider, who worked and was celebrated in Austria, Germany, Hollywood, and France, represents a fascinating case study to explore key questions of trans-European and transnational stardom, and Marion Hallet makes a valuable intervention in this growing field within star studies. Romy Schneider: A Star Across Europe shows how the representations of women stemming from Schneider's star image supported specific and shifting cultural and social agendas regarding femininity, from the 1950s to the 1980s. This book explores the significance of Schneider's image both when she was working and since, within Western European film culture and celebrity culture.