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Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British cinematic relations

Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British cinematic relations
Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British cinematic relations
A series of limiting definitions have tended to delineate the Franco-British cinematic relationship. As this collection of essays reveals, there is much more to it than simple oppositions between British critical esteem for the films of France and French dismissal of “le cinéma British,” or the success of Ken Loach et al. at the French box office and the relative dearth of French movies on British screens. In fact, there has long been a rich and productive dialogue between these two cultures in which both their clear differences and their shared concerns have played a vital role. This book provides an overview of the history of these relations from the early days of sound cinema to the present day. The chapters, written by leading experts in the history of French, British and European cinema, provide insights into relations between French and British cinematic cultures at the level of production, exhibition and distribution, reception, representation and personnel. The book features a diverse range of studies, including: the exhibition of French cinema in Britain in the 1930s, contemporary “extreme” French cinema, stars such as Annabella, David Niven and Jane Birkin, and the French Resistance on British screens.
978-1-84545-749-5
Berghahn
Mazdon, Lucy
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Wheatley, Catherine
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Mazdon, Lucy
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Wheatley, Catherine
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Mazdon, Lucy and Wheatley, Catherine (eds.) (2010) Je t'aime, moi non plus: Franco-British cinematic relations , Oxford, GB. Berghahn, 320pp.

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A series of limiting definitions have tended to delineate the Franco-British cinematic relationship. As this collection of essays reveals, there is much more to it than simple oppositions between British critical esteem for the films of France and French dismissal of “le cinéma British,” or the success of Ken Loach et al. at the French box office and the relative dearth of French movies on British screens. In fact, there has long been a rich and productive dialogue between these two cultures in which both their clear differences and their shared concerns have played a vital role. This book provides an overview of the history of these relations from the early days of sound cinema to the present day. The chapters, written by leading experts in the history of French, British and European cinema, provide insights into relations between French and British cinematic cultures at the level of production, exhibition and distribution, reception, representation and personnel. The book features a diverse range of studies, including: the exhibition of French cinema in Britain in the 1930s, contemporary “extreme” French cinema, stars such as Annabella, David Niven and Jane Birkin, and the French Resistance on British screens.

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Published date: October 2010
Additional Information: Contents List of IllustrationsList of TablesAcknowledgementsIntroduction 1 Franco-British Cinematic Relations: An Overview Lucy MazdonPart I: Industry and Institutions 2 The Exhibition, Distribution and Reception of French Films in Britain in the 1930s Vincent Porter 3 The ‘Cinematization’ of Sound Cinema in Britain and the Dubbing into French of Hitchcock’s Waltzes from Vienna (1934) Charles O’Brien 4 Une Entente Cordiale? A Brief History of the Anglo-French Film Coproduction Agreement, 1965–1979 Justin Smith 5 Channel-crossing Festivals: The Cases of the French Film Festival U.K. and Dinard’s Festival du Film Britannique Cécile Renaud 6 The Language of Love? How the French Sold Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Back) to British Audiences Catherine WheatleyPart II: Reception and Perceptions 7 Disciplining the Nouvelle Vague: Censoring A Bout de Souffle and Other Early French New Wave Films (1956–1962) Daniel Biltereyst 8 The Reception of the Nouvelle Vague in Britain Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 9 ‘New Waves, New Publics?’: The Nouvelle Vague, French Stars and British Cinema Sarah Street 10 Mirror Image: French Reflections of British Cinema Ian Christie 11 ‘Incredibly French’?: Nation as an Interpretative Context for Extreme Cinema Melanie Selfe 12 British Audiences and 1990s French New Realism: La Vie Rêvée des Anges as Cinematic Slum Realism Ingrid StigsdotterPart III: Personnel and Performance 13 ‘The Meaning of That French Word Chic’: Annabella’s Franco-British Stardom Jonathan Driskell 14 ‘Those Frenchies Seek Him Everywhere’: David Niven in Franco-British Cinematic Relations Cristina Johnston 15 Truffaut in London Robert Murphy 16 Jane Birkin: From English Rose to French Icon Leila Wimmer 17 The French Resistance Through British Eyes – From ’Allo ’Allo! to Charlotte Gray Ginette Vincendeau 18 ‘In the Ghetto’: Space, Race and Marginalization in French and British ‘Urban’ Films La Haine and Bullet Boy Jim MorrisseyNotes on ContributorsReferencesIndex
Organisations: Film Studies

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Local EPrints ID: 142935
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/142935
ISBN: 978-1-84545-749-5
PURE UUID: c2ab8cd8-e498-4e80-a7dc-87315ce6a90e

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2010 12:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:10

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