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Georges Melies : French Film Directors (Paperback) - Elizabeth Ezra

Georges Melies

French Film Directors (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 4th May 2000
ISBN: 9780719053962
Number Of Pages: 192

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Before the turn of the twentieth century, before the nickelodeon, even before the first cinemas, Georges Melies began making movies. Directing, editing, producing, designing, and starring in over 500 films between 1896 to 1912, Melies was also the first cinematic auteur. This is the first study of Melies's films to appear in English in over twenty years and the only book to interpret his work using the tools of modern film analysis. Locates the roots of modern narrative cinema in Melies's work, identifying techniques of editing and mise-en-scene previously thought to have originated with D. W. Griffith.

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"By demonstrating the richness and coherence of this auteur's works, Ezra proves that even 'primitive' films can be illuminated by sensibly applied contemporary theory. This critical explication gives Ezra's study the edge..." -- "Choice"

List of Platesp. vi
Series Editors' Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prefacep. x
Note on Translations and Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Melies does tricksp. 24
Fantastic realismp. 50
The amazing flying womanp. 89
Imaginary voyagesp. 117
Conclusionp. 149
Filmographyp. 152
Select Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 164
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ISBN: 9780719053962
ISBN-10: 071905396X
Series: French Film Directors (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 4th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.79 x 12.98  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.2