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French Cinema and the Great War : Remembrance and Representation, Hardback Book

French Cinema and the Great War : Remembrance and Representation Hardback

Edited by Marcelline Block, Barry Nevin

Part of the Film and History series


Even a century after its conclusion, the devastation of the Great War still echoes in the work of artists who try to make sense of the political, moral, ideological, and economic changes and challenges it spawned.

This volume provides the first book-length study of World War I as it is featured in French cinema, from the silent era to contemporary films.

Presented in three thematic sections-Recording and Remembering the Great War, Women at the Front, and Interrogating Commemoration-the essays in this volume explore the ways in which French film contributes to the restoration and modification of memories of the war.

Films such as La Grande Illusion, King of Hearts, A Very Long Engagement, and Joyeux Noel are among those discussed in the volume's examination of the various ways in which film mediates personal and collective memories of this critical historical event.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 204 pages, 17 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781442260979



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