The Social Architecture of French Cinema: 1929-1939 by Margaret C. FlinnThe Social Architecture of French Cinema: 1929-1939 by Margaret C. Flinn

The Social Architecture of French Cinema: 1929-1939

byMargaret C. Flinn

Hardcover | October 15, 2014

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From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about construction workers, to poetic realism's bittersweet portraits of populist neighborhoods: The SocialArchitecture of French Cinema explores the construction, representation and experience of spaces and places in documentary and realist films of the French 1930s. In this book, Margaret C. Flinn tracks the relation between the emergent techniques of French sound cinema and its thematic, social and political preoccupations through analysis of discourse in contemporary press, theoretical texts and through readings of films themselves. New light is shed on worksof canonical directors such as Renoir, Clair, Vigo and Duvivier by their consideration in relationship to little known documentary films of the era. Flinn argues that film has a readable architecture - a configuration of narrative and representations that informs, explains, and creates socialidentities, while reflecting upon the position of individuals within their societies.
Margaret C. Flinn is Assistant Professor of French at Ohio State University.
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Title:The Social Architecture of French Cinema: 1929-1939Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1781380333

ISBN - 13:9781781380338

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