Screenwriters in French Cinema (Hardcover)

Screenwriters in French Cinema By Sarah Leahy, Isabelle Vanderschelden Cover Image

Screenwriters in French Cinema (Hardcover)

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Screenwriters have been central figures in French cinema since the conversion to sound, from early French-language talkies for the domestic market to lavish literary adaptations of the notorious 'quality tradition' of the 1950s, and from the 'aesthetic revolution' of the New Wave to the contemporary popular and auteur film in the 2000s. The first English language study to address screenwriters in French cinema, this volume will be of particular interest to scholars and students of French film and screenwriting. Taking a diachronic approach, it includes case studies drawn from the early sound period to the present day in order to offer an alternative historiography of French cinema, shed light on these overlooked figures and revisit the vexed question of film authorship.
Sarah Leahy is Senior Lecturer in French and Film at Newcastle UniversityIsabelle Vanderschelden is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University
Product Details ISBN: 9780719088421
ISBN-10: 0719088429
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: March 9th, 2021
Pages: 392
Language: English