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Jean Vigo

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9780719056338

ISBN10:
0719056330
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/2011
Publisher(s):
Manchester University Press
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Summary

Jean Vigo is one of the legendary figures of world cinema, whose films L'Atalanteand Zero de conduitstill inspire young audiences today. Film historian Michael Temple explores Vigo's intense career and asks why it has had such a long-lasting impact on film culture, not just in France, but also for generations of filmmakers, critics and moviegoers around the world. Each film is examined under four headings: - Social and political context - The making of the film, from conception to release - Detailed analysis of narrative structure, main stylistic features and dominant themes - The reception of the film and its critical reputation Accessibly written, this will be essential reading for students, teachers, film enthusiasts, and researchers, indeed for anyone who is interested in the cinema as a living art form.

Author Biography

Michael Temple is a Reader in Film and Media, in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Series Editors' Foreword
Acknowledgements
The cinema incarnate
On the subject of documentary
The personal and the political
An unknown masterpiece
Visions of Vigo
Filmography
Select Bibliography
Index
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