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Paris in the cinema : beyond the Flâneur : locations, characters, history / edited by Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau.

Other author/creatorPhillips, Alastair, 1963- editor.
Other author/creatorVincendeau, Ginette, 1948- editor.
Other author/creatorBritish Film Institute.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Published by Palgrave on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Beyond the flâneur : an introduction / Alastair Phillips and Ginette Vincendeau -- PART 1. Locations -- The Eiffel Tower : a Parisian film star / Nicoleta Bazgan -- Working-class Paris and post-war noir : Les Portes de la nuit / Thomas Pillard -- The caves of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1950s French cinema / Sebastien Layerle -- Paris in the summer of 1959 : Le Signe du lion / Michel Marie -- Truffaut's apartments / Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox -- The New Wave hotel / Roland-François Lack -- The vanishing of Les Halles / Catherine E. Clark -- The Parisian banlieue on screen : so close, yet so far / Ginette Vincendeau -- PART 2. Characters -- Maigret from across the Channel / Charlotte Brunsdon -- Parisian cinephiles and the Mac-Mahon / Leila Wimmer -- Beyond the flâneuse : the uniqueness of Cléo de 5 à 7 / Jennifer Wallace -- Amateur filmmakers' Paris : home movies at the Forum des images / Roger Odin -- The concierge in contemporary French Cinema / Raphaelle Moine -- Parisian lovers in the contemporary romcom / Mary Harrod -- The enduring glamour of the Parisienne / Stephen Gundle -- PART 3. History -- Charles Dickens's Two Cities / Colin Jones -- From Meryon to Ulmer's Bluebeard : a Baudelairian iconography / Jean-Loup Bourget -- Site of infamy : the Vel' d'Hiv in French cinema / Sandy Flitterman-Lewis -- 'Unremarkable Paris' : Jacques Becker's urban everyday / Alastair Phillips -- Television and the renewal of Paris : from official discourse to social criticism / Hélène Jannière -- Parisian building sites (1945-1975) : from modernity to abstraction / Marie Gaimard and Marguerite Vappereau -- The mirror of a city : the 'Parisian Collection' of the Forum des images / Jean-Yves de Lépinay -- PART IV. Interview -- Filming Paris : an interview with Jean-Pierre Jeunet / Isabelle Vanderschelden.
Abstract These essays offer a new approach to the representation of Paris on screen. Bringing together renowned French and Anglophone specialists in film, television, history, architecture and literature, to introduce, challenge and extend ideas about the city as the locus of screen modernity. Through a range of case studies, this text demonstrates how the cinematic city of Paris now constitutes a major archive of French cultural history and memory.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 271-277) and index.
ISBN9781844578184 (hbk.)
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