Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Author Philippe Rège
Isbn 081086939X
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2009-12-11
Pages 1488
Language English
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This volume explores the rich, evolving body of contemporary cultural practices that reflect on a European project of diversity, new dynamics between and across cultures in Europe, and its interactions with the world. There have been calls across Europe for both traditional national identities and new forms of identity and community, assertions of regionalized identity and declarations of multiculturalism and multilingualism. These essays respond to this critical moment by analyzing the literature of migration as a (re)writing of European subjects. They ask fundamental questions from a variety of theoretical and critical standpoints: How do migrants write new identities into and against old national (meta)narratives? How do they interrogate constructions of identity? What kinds of literary experiments are emerging in this unstable context, e.g. in the graphic novel and avant-garde film? This collection makes a unique contribution to contemporary European literary studies by taking an interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative perspective, thereby addressing readers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and stimulating new research on the ambitious writing and thinking taking place across the borders of Europe today.

Author Gisela Brinker-Gabler,Nicole Shea
Isbn 3110646102
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2020-01-20
Pages 190
Language English
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Jonathan Rosenbaum, longtime contributor to such publications as Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, and The Village Voice, is arguably the most eloquent, insightful film critic writing in America today. Placing Movies, the first collection of his work, gathers together thirty of his most distinctive and illuminating pieces. Written over a span of twenty-one years, these essays cover an extraordinarily broad range of films—from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign art movies to experimental cinema. They include not just reviews but perceptive commentary on directors, actors, and trends; and thoughtful analysis of the practice of film criticism. It is this last element—Rosenbaum's reflections on the art of film criticism—that sets this collection apart from other volumes of film writing. Both in the essays themselves and in the section introductions, Rosenbaum provides a rare insider's view of his profession: the backstage politics, the formulation of critical judgments, the function of film commentary. Taken together, these pieces serve as a guided tour of the profession of film criticism. They also serve as representative samples of Rosenbaum's unique brand of film writing. Among the highlights are memoirs of director Jacques Tati and maverick critic Manny Farber, celebrations of classics such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Manchurian Candidate, and considered reevaluations of Orson Welles and Woody Allen.

Author Jonathan Rosenbaum
Isbn 9780520914957
Genre Performing Arts
Year 1995-05-10
Pages 348
Language English
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This book highlights the role of cultural representations and perceptions, such as when Iran is represented in the French media as a rogue state obsessed with its nuclear programme, and when France is portrayed in the Iranian media as a decadent and imperialist country. Here, Laetitia Nanquette examines the functions, processes, and mechanisms of stereotyping and imagining the "other" that have pervaded the literary traditions of France and Iran when writing about each other. She furthermore analyzes Franco-Iranian relations by exploring the literary traditions of this relationship, the ways in which these have affected individual authors, and how they reflect socio-political realities. With themes that feed into popular debates about the nature of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and how the two interact, this book will be vital for researchers of Middle Eastern literature and its relationship with writings from the West, as well as those working on the cultures of the Middle East.

Author Laetitia Nanquette
Isbn 1786731207
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 264
Language English
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Les années 40 sont pour beaucoup d'intellectuels iraniens une "décennie heureuse". Mohammad Massoud, héritier comme ceux de sa génération des idées de la révolution constitutionnelle, offre la figure du libertaire et du redresseur de torts. Les fleurs qui poussent en enfer (1942) est le premier de deux romans autobiographiques qui racontent ce «Printemps de la vie» (1945). L'exil de Reza Shah Pahlavi en 1941 lui permet de fonder le journal Mard-e Emruz qui sera le journal au plus gros tirage de ces années-là. Célébré parmi d'autres par le Premier Congrès des écrivains d'Iran en 1946, il est assassiné un an plus tard devant l'imprimerie de son journal par un activiste communiste. Son franc-parler, le ton acerbe de sa critique sociale en avaient fait l'ennemi de tous les bords.

Author Mirza Mohammad Massoud (Dehati)
Isbn 2140115635
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-03-04
Pages 154
Language English
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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.

Author Frank Javier Garcia Berumen
Isbn 1476614113
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2016-04-14
Pages 344
Language English
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"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable.

Author James Joyce
Isbn 1513265199
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-07-28
Pages 680
Language English
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This book introduces the canonical figure Sadegh Hedayat (1903–1951) and draws a comprehensive image of a major intellectual force in the context of both modern Persian Literature and World Literature. A prolific writer known for his magnum opus, The Blind Owl (1936), Hedayat established the use of common language for literary purposes, opened new horizons on imaginative literature and explored a variety of genres in his creative career. This book looks beyond the reductive critical tendencies that read a rich and diverse literary profile in light of Hedayat’s suicide, arguing instead that his literary imagination was not solely the result of genius but rather enriched by a vast network of the world’s literary traditions. This study reflects on Hedayat’s attempts at various genres of artistic creation, including painting, fiction writing, satire and scholarly research, as well as his persistent struggles for artistic authenticity, which transcended solidly established literary and artistic norms. Providing a critical reading of Hedayat’s work to untangle aspects of his writing – including reflections on science, religion, nationalism and coloniality – alongside his pioneering work on folk culture, and how humor informs his writings, this text offers a critical review of the status of Persian literature in the contemporary landscape of the world’s literary studies.

Author Omid Azadibougar
Isbn 981151691X
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2020-02-01
Pages 203
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[F]rom the moment one man began to stand in need of another's assistance; from the moment it appeared an advantage for one man to possess the quantity of provisions requisite for two, all equality vanished; property started up; labour became necessary; and boundless forests became smiling fields, which it was found necessary to water with human sweat, and in which slavery and misery were soon seen to sprout out and grow with the fruits of the earth. -from "Second Part" Was man better off before he invented "civil society"? From where does social inequality spring? Did the development of agriculture and technology doom most of humanity to an everlasting enslavement to the tiny minority of the wealthy and the strong? This 1754 essay, written in response to concepts of the "natural man" developed by philosopher Thomas Hobbes, explores such ideas, radical at the time and still considered such today. Rousseau's thoughts continue to be echoed, however, in modern philosophical movements from feminism to environmentalism, and ensure that his examination of the history of human civilization, in its broadest sense, remains vital today. Swiss philosopher JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778) was a dramatic influence on the French revolution, 19th-century communism, the American Founding Fathers, and much modern political thought. His works include Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (1750), Discourse on Political Economy (1755), and The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762).

Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Isbn 1605203696
Genre Philosophy
Year 2008-12-01
Pages 64
Language English
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« L’été, trente-six degrés ou plus dans ma chambre l’après-midi, cela ne m’incommode pas. J’ai passé ma petite enfance en Afrique, j’aime sentir sur moi la peau brûlante de l’air. Mais cette année-là, celle de mes treize ans, on entendait dire à Paris... » Une rumeur qui devient un fait, puis un scandale. Un enfant qui découvre l’indifférence des adultes. Un cambrioleur qui voudrait être aimé. Bienfaiteur ou escroc, qui est l’étrange visiteur de l’été 2003 ?

Author Jean-Pierre Milovanoff
Isbn 2246785006
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-03-12
Pages 128
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Discover the New York Times bestseller that SLJ called “A fantastic plot that makes readers think about the blurred lines between right and wrong.” After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. This year, it is my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Book of Ivy Book #2 The Revolution of Ivy

Author Amy Engel
Isbn 1622664663
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 304
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Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets-until her sister mysteriously disappeared from the world-renowned New York Ballet Academy. Three years later, Vanessa follows in Margaret's footsteps, lands the role most girls at NYBA would kill for . . . and gets trapped in a sinister spiral of secrets. Back-stabbing bunheads, a fiercely unrelenting choreographer, and the sexy male lead of the troupe-they all want something from Vanessa. And though she revels in the attention, what Vanessa truly craves are answers. Instead, she feels as though she is losing her footing at every turn. Is she doomed to relive her sister's strange fate? Riveting and sexy, Dance of Shadows twists the cutthroat world of ballet with a psychological thriller, in a dance you won't be able to resist.

Author Yelena Black
Isbn 1599909413
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 400
Language English
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Three Times a Day was born of out of shared passions: Marilou’s for cooking and the art of entertaining and Alexandre Champagne’s for photography. Quebec pop sensation Marilou always loved food and cooking, but suffered from anorexia for six years in her late teens and early twenties. Now twenty-four, Marilou created a blog (Trois fois par jour) as a form of healing so she could start testing recipes, table settings, and food styling; Alexandre — her then boyfriend — took all the pictures. Their aim was to transform the relationship people have with food for the better — and to encourage them to take a fun and unpretentious approach to how and what we eat. The blog took off and was soon turned into a bestselling book that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Quebec. In Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre offer more than 100 new recipes that are delicious and easy to make and fit any budget, skill level, or dietary restrictions. Recipes include Cream of Beet & Almond Butter Soup; Chorizo, Crab & Shrimp Paella; Lemon & Olive Chicken with Feta Couscous; Gnocchi Pan-Fried in Butter with Pancetta & Peas; and Banana & Caramel Pudding. Beautifully photographed, Three Times a Day allows us to delve into an intimate universe full of flavours, colours, and beauty, and reminds us of the positive and healing nature of food in our lives.

Author Marilou
Isbn 1487000367
Genre Cooking
Year 2015-10-02
Pages 256
Language English
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Victor est un charmant octogénaire, ancien libraire qui cite volontiers Victor Hugo et raconte à qui veut l'entendre un passé étourdissant. Alice, sa voisine de palier, jolie stagiaire à Global, le trouve un soir d'hiver dans un état de grand désespoir. Usé, catarrheux, ruiné, Victor va être expulsé d'ici peu de son réduit mangé par les livres et les journaux. Comment le sauver de la rue ? L'ambitieuse stagiaire a une idée. En organisant une chaîne de générosité, qui puisse satisfaire à la fois le voyeurisme compassionnel du magazine à gros tirage Global et garantir à Victor une fin de vie heureuse. Adopter un vieillard ? Les lecteurs s'enthousiasment pour son sort. C'est à la famille parisienne Saillard que revient le privilège de recueillir un grand-père adoptif, malicieux, érudit. Ah ! tout avait l'air si facile, et même les enfants du couple Saillard, le père opticien à la bonhomie toute en rondeurs, la mère adepte des régimes minceur, se réjouissent. Mais Victor n'est pas celui qu'on croit? Crises conjugales, méchancetés, escroqueries, petits arrangements avec la vérité, manipulations, tromperies : tous ceux qui ont approché ce vif exemple de la malignité humaine en seront pour leurs frais. Ils en sortiront changés, marqués, certains pour le pire, d'autres pour le meilleur. Victor ou la grande illusion?

Author Michèle Fitoussi
Isbn 2246699398
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-03-14
Pages 378
Language English
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Comment résister au cirque qui vient de s’installer dans l’ennuyeuse petite ville ? Les enfants se précipitent, mais le grand chapiteau n’est qu’une façade pour les enlever et les embarquer dans un monde sinistre. Milli, la fougueuse adolescente, découvre que le terrible Lord Aldor est derrière cette machination, et qu’il cherche à conquérir la province des fées. Milli et son ami Ernest vont devoir affronter les forces maléfiques, survivre aux Bandits Sourires et remporter une partie de Monopoly grandeur nature. Ils ne se battent pas seulement pour leur vie, mais aussi pour celles de tous les enfants du monde... Une série extraordinaire dans un monde parallèle fascinant !

Author Alexandra Adornetto
Isbn 2824600918
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-23
Pages 304
Language English
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Author Michel Ecoffard
Isbn 2296287883
Genre Fiction
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 284
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"Le Grand Monde" ? C'est le plus célèbre cabaret d'Asie, où se côtoient deux civilisations : l'Orient mystérieux et fascinant, avec ses traditions et ses ambitions, face à l'Occident qui cherche à comprendre, préoccupé de profit. Chaque soir, dans ce faubourg du Vietnam, une foule avide de plaisirs recherche toutes les sensations. Une nuit, le peintre Jacques Fernet et son ami Serge Martin rencontrent une ravissante taxi-girl, Maï. Chinoise fanatique, sensuelle, à la fois cruelle et douce, la jeune femme est au coeur d'une curieuse intrigue.

Author Guy des Cars
Isbn 2847146423
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-03-01
Pages 416
Language English
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