Cinema for French Conversation

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-15
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co.
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An exciting book for incorporating French cinema and culture into a French language course. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single movie and includes tools for students watching the film, discussing and writing about the film, and understanding the film in a broader cultural context. This best-selling textbook continues to define language learning through film.

Included in each chapter, is vocabulary helpful to understanding and discussing the film, structured exercises in understanding the film once it has been viewed—especially for discussion in class—and an accompanying reading for each film designed to provide perspective on the film itself.

New to the fourth edition:
- Four new award-winning films
- Revised selection of readings
- Handy textboxes providing clarifications, examples, and how to avoid common mistakes
- Screen shots of characters in Premiere Approche
- Companion website offering links to film trailers, interviews, and other online resources

The Films (new in bold):
Inch’ Allah dimanche  |  Jean de Florette  |  Manon des sources  |  Ressources humaines  |  Joyeux Noël  |  Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain  |L’esquive  |  Ridicule  |  La veuve de Saint-Pierre  |  Les femmes du 6e étage  |   Welcome  |  Au revoir les enfants  |  8 femmes  |  Cyrano de Bergerac  |  Le hussard sur le toit  |  Molière  |  Le dernier métro  |  Le dîner de cons

Author Biography

Anne-Christine Rice is an instructor in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University. She completed her Masters degree and DEA (doctoral coursework) in Angers, France, and holds a CAPES, the French national certification for teaching.

Table of Contents

Table des mati\u00e8res Pr\u00e9face vi Vocabulaire du cin\u00e9ma viii Comment exprimer votre opinion? ix Carte de France x Chapitre 1: Inch\u2019 Allah dimanche – Yamina Benguigui 1 Chapitre 2: Jean de Florette – Claude Berri 21 Chapitre 3: Manon des sources – Claude Berri 39 Chapitre 4: Ressources humaines – Laurent Cantet 61 Chapitre 5: Joyeux No\u00ebl – Christian Carion 81 Chapitre 6: Le fabuleux destin d\u2019Am\u00e9lie Poulain – Jean-Pierre Jeunet 101 Chapitre 7: L\u2019esquive – Abdellatif Kechiche 119 Chapitre 8: Ridicule – Patrice Leconte 141 Chapitre 9: La veuve de Saint-Pierre – Patrice Leconte 161 Chapitre 10: Les femmes du 6e \u00e9tage – Philippe Le Guay 181 Chapitre 11: Welcome – Philippe Lioret 205 Chapitre 12: Au revoir les enfants – Louis Malle 225 Chapitre 13: 8 femmes – Fran\u00e7ois Ozon 245 Chapitre 14: Cyrano de Bergerac – Jean-Paul Rappeneau 269 Chapitre 15: Le hussard sur le toit – Jean-Paul Rappeneau 291 Chapitre 16: Moli\u00e8re – Laurent Tirard 313 Chapitre 17: Le dernier m\u00e9tro – Fran\u00e7ois Truffaut 337 Chapitre 18: Le d\u00eener de cons – Francis Veber 359 Index culturel 377 Index des acteurs 379 Cr\u00e9dits 380

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