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Louis Malle : French Film Directors Series - Hugo Frey

Louis Malle

French Film Directors Series

By: Hugo Frey

Paperback Published: 26th August 2004
ISBN: 9780719064579
Number Of Pages: 176

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Hugo Frey introduces Malle's work through a lucid analysis of his many masterpieces, including "Le Feu Follet," "Lacombe Lucien" and "Au Revoir les Enfants." He also traces the director's extended period of work in America, which resulted in powerful films such as "Pretty Baby," "Atlantic City" and "My Dinner with Andrblioge." The book focuses on the most challenging aspects of Malle's oeuvre, his aesthetic vision, his youthful attraction to a form of right-wing pessimism, and his 1970s libertarianism. By rethinking Malle's portrayals of Nazi-occupied France, Frey demonstrates that he is of equal importance to contemporary historians as to film studies. This is a nuanced study of an important filmmaker, and a critical intervention in the debates which surround Malle's work.

In the Eye of the Storm
Aesthetic Vision
Active Pessimism and the Politics of the 1950s
Malle's Histories
Primal Scenes
Select Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780719064579
ISBN-10: 0719064570
Series: French Film Directors Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 26th August 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.2