À la rencontre du cinéma français


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Analyse, genre, histoire

Robert Berg

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À la rencontre du cinéma français: analyse, genre, histoire is intended to serve as the core textbook in a wide variety of upper-level undergraduate and graduate French cinema courses. In contrast to content-, theme-, or issue-based approaches to film, Professor Berg stresses “the cinema­tic­ally specific, the warp and fabric of the film itself, the stuff of which it is made.” Sufficient proficiency in French is the sole prerequisite: “No previous back­ground in film studies is assumed, nor is any prior acquain­tance with French cinema. It will help, of course, to like movies, and to have seen quite a few…” (from the preface).


"On connaissait le 'Petit Robert', le 'Grand Robert', dictionnaires éminents de cette langue malmenée. Voici le 'Robert Berg' du cinéma français." — From the foreword by Michel Mourlet, director of Présence du cinéma and “chef des mac-mahoniens” during the days of the French New Wave; critic, novelist, playwright (Prix Montherlant), publisher, board member of Défense de la langue française, and host of a monthly program on the French language. 

R.-J. Berg is the author of widely used textbooks on literature (Littérature française: textes et contextes, vols. I and II) and business French (Parlons affaires! Initiation au français économique et commercial).

ISBN: 9780300158717
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
336 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
26 b/w illus.

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