Julien Duvivier, Hardback Book

Description

This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world's great filmmakers.

It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his films that identify his key themes and techniques, trace patterns of continuity and change, and explore critical assessments of his work over time. His career began in the silent era and ended as the French New Wave was winding down.

In between, Duvivier made over sixty films in a long and at times difficult career.

He was adept at literary adaptation, biblical epic, and film noir, and this groundbreaking volume illustrates in great detail Duvivier's eclecticism, technical efficiency and visual fluency in works such as Panique (1946) and Voici le temps des assassins (1956).

It will particularly appeal to scholars and students of French cinema looking for examples of a director who could straddle the realms of the popular and the auteur. -- .

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 16 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
  • ISBN: 9780719091148

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