Stars and Stardom in French Cinema

Stars and Stardom in French Cinema French cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame France is in fact arguably the only country other than the United States to

  • Title: Stars and Stardom in French Cinema
  • Author: Ginette Vincendeau
  • ISBN: 9780826447319
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • French cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame France is, in fact, arguably the only country other than the United States to have an international star system Yet these glamorous and charismatic stars differ from their U.S counterparts in that they maintain freedom to control their own imaFrench cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame France is, in fact, arguably the only country other than the United States to have an international star system Yet these glamorous and charismatic stars differ from their U.S counterparts in that they maintain freedom to control their own images and often straddle both mainstream and auteur cinema.Ginette Vincendeau, a leading authority on French cinema, analyzes the phenomenon of French film stardom and provides brilliant in depth studies of the major popular stars of the French cinema Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Louis de FunFs, Jean Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, GTrard Depardieu, and Juliette Binoche This volume analyzes these stars images and performance styles in the context of the French film industry, but also in relation to national culture and society In the country where Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have modeled for Marianne the effigy of the Republic and left wing politicians have held up Jean Gabin as a role model, Vincendeau examines the unusual relationship between French film stars and national identity.Ginette Vincendeau is professor of film studies at the University of Warwick She is the author and editor of a number of books on cinema.

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    1. Ginette Vincendeau is a French born British based academic who is a Professor of Film Studies at King s College London 1 Vincendeau was educated at the Universit de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, gaining a degree in English and at the University of East Anglia, where she completed a doctorate in Film Studies Before assuming her post at King s, Vincendeau was Professor of Film Studies at Warwick University.A regular contributor to Sight Sound magazine, she is the editor of The Encyclopedia of European Cinema Cassell BFI, 1995 and biographer of director Jean Pierre Melville 2 Ginette Vincendeau s research interests are in French cinema, especially popular genres thriller, film noir, heritage, comedy and stars, as well as European cinema She is also interested in issues of film history, national identity, trans national cinema and women s cinema She is currently completing a book on the cinematic representation of the South of France, writing a book on Brigitte Bardot and co editing a book on Jean Renoir.

    2. I had bought this book because I had to do a quick research on Brigitte Bardot (always a pleasure) and usually by these little mistakes, found the book really informative and enjoyable. Ginette Vincendeau is a really good writer on French film. She has the understanding on the culture surrounding the cinema - and this book covers all the major movie stars of the French New Wave and also from the 50's, etc.She also wrote this great bio/study on Jean-Pierre Melville, one of my all-time favorite fi [...]

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