Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris

Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris

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Ginette Vincendeau discusses the artistic value of his films in their proper context and comments on Jean-Pierre Melville's love of American culture and his controversial critical and political standing in this English language study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851709499
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author or editor of numerous publications including The Encyclopedia of European Cinema, Stars and Stardom in French Cinema, Pepe le Moko and (with Alastair Phillips), the forthcoming Journeys of Desire: European Actors in Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Melville;An American in Paris?
Chapter 1: From film lover to filmmaker: the life and career of Jean-Pierre Melville Chapter 2: Stylistic exercises
24 heures de la vie d'un clown, Les Enfants terribles, Quand tu liras cette lettre Chapter 3: Melville's war Le Silence de la mer, LÈon Morin, PrÍtre, L'ArmÈe des ombres Chapter 4: Between the New Wave and America Bob le flambeur, Deux hommes dans Manhattan, L'AÓnÈ des Ferchaux Chapter 5: Melville's sÈrie noire Le Doulos, Le DeuxiËme souffle Chapter 6: The Delon trilogy Le Samourai, Le Cercle rouge, Un flic Conclusion: 'Neither French, nor American, but Melvillian'
Annotated filmography Bibliography Appendices Box-office of Melville's films Melville's pantheon of 64 pre-war American directors

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