French Cinema—A Critical Filmography

French Cinema—A Critical Filmography

Volume 2, 1940–1958
Colin Crisp
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-01695-9
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This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and Volume 2: 1940–1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable world of 20th-century French cinema. All entries contain a list of cast members and characters, production details, an overview of the film's cultural and historical significance, and a critical summary of the film's plot and narrative structure. Each volume includes an appendix listing rewards earned and an extensive reference list for further reading and research. A third volume, covering the period 1958–1974, is forthcoming.

Author Bio

Colin Crisp is a leading scholar in French film history and author of The Classic French Cinema, 1930–1960 (IUP, 1993) and Genre, Myth, and Convention in the French Cinema, 1929–1939 (IUP, 2002).

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“This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society. Each filmography includes 101 films listed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and Volume 2: 1940–1958) and provides accessible points of entry into the remarkable world of 20th-century French cinema.”

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I. 1940–1945
1. La Fille du puisatier (released Paris, 24 April 1941)
2. Premier Rendez-vous (14 August 1941)
3. L'Assassinat du père Noël (15 October 1941)
4. Nous les gosses (2 December 1941)
5. Les Inconnus dans la maison (16 May 1942)
6. Le Lit à colonnes (9 July 1942)
7. La Nuit fantastique (10 July 1942)
8. Le Mariage de Chiffon (6 August 1942)
9. L'Assassin habite au 21 (7 August 1942)
10. Le Voile bleu (18 November 1942)
11. Les Visiteurs du soir (5 December 1942)
12. Pontcarral, colonel d'Empire (11 December 1942)
13. Goupi Mains-Rouges (14 April 1943)
14. Marie-Martine (11 May 1943)
15. Lumière d'été (26 May 1943)
16. Les Anges du péché (23 June 1943)
17. Adieu Léonard (1 September 1943)
18. L'Inévitable Monsieur Dubois (22 September 1943)
19. Le Corbeau (28 September 1943)
20. L'Éternel Retour (13 October 1943)
21. Jeannou (10 November 1943)
22. Voyage sans espoir (15 December 1943)
23. Le Ciel est à vous (2 February 1944)
24. Le Voyageur sans bagages (23 February 1944)
25. Premier de cordée (23 February 1944)
26. Le Carrefour des enfants perdus (26 April 1944)
27. Les Enfants du paradis (22 March 1945)
28. Les Dames du bois de Boulogne (21 September 1945)
29. Boule de Suif (17 October 1945)
30. Sortilèges (5 December 1945)

Part II. 1946–1951
31. La Bataille du rail (27 February 1946)
32. Sérénade aux nuages (6 March 1946)
33. La Fille du diable (17 April 1946)
34. L'Idiot (7 June 1946)
35. La Symphonie pastorale (26 September 1946)
36. Le Père tranquille (11 October 1946)
37. Un revenant (18 October 1946)
38. La Belle et la bête (29 October 1946)
39. Macadam (27 November 1946)
40. Les Portes de la nuit (3 December 1946)
41. Panique (15 January 1947)
42. Farrebique (11 February 1947)
43. Le Silence est d'or (21 May 1947)
44. Le Diable au corps (12 September 1947)
45. Quai des Orfèvres (3 Oc

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