New PDF release: A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

ISBN-10: 1444338994

ISBN-13: 9781444338997

A significant other to modern French Cinema provides a entire selection of unique essays addressing all points of French cinema from 1990 to the current day.
• positive aspects unique contributions from best movie students when it comes to all points of latest French cinema
• contains new examine on issues with regards to the political financial system of latest French cinema, advancements in cinema coverage, viewers attendance, and the categories, construction, and protection of theaters
• makes use of groundbreaking study on cinema past the fiction movie and the cinema-theater resembling documentary, beginner, and electronic filmmaking
• comprises an surprisingly huge variety of methodological techniques and views, together with these of style, gender, auteur, undefined, fiscal, superstar, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies
• contains essays by means of vital French cinema students from France, the united states, and New Zealand, a lot of whose paintings is the following offered in English for the 1st time

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Part I Economic, Institutional, and Political Contexts 1 The Political Economy of French Cinema Attendance and Movie Theaters Laurent Creton In France, cinema has a special status, manifest in a centrality that seems to persist, and also a kind of sacralization. In accordance with the tradition of the enthusiasts who have contributed to its elevation to the status of the seventh art, it is inseparable from its aura, from film criticism, from the simmering debates that it arouses, from the ceremonies that glorify it, and from the whole media set-up that ensures its promotion to a large audience.

Statistics from the CNC. concerning the regulation of cinematic exploitation in its totality, the issue being that their success should not entail a danger for independent theaters that have already been weakened by the transition to digital projection. In December 2009, the immense success of Avatar, both as a film and as an international marketing phenomenon, contributed significantly to a quick �acceleration of the equipping of theaters with digital technology. The super-� production made by James Cameron has, in fact, led most establishments to accept the desirability of being capable of programming films in 3D.

As might be expected in a society that many claim is undergoing a crisis of ­identity in the face of economic and cultural changes brought about by global capitalism and transnational migration, political cinema has enjoyed a marked resurgence during the period under consideration. As Martin O’Shaughnessy demonstrates in Chapter 5, the concerns addressed by political cinema cluster around issues of class and identity, especially as they are manifest in the unequal mobilities of people, goods, and financial flows under the conditions of globalization.

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