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Stars and Stardom in French Cinema

Vincendeau, Ginette

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ISBN 10: 0826478964 / ISBN 13: 9780826478962
Published by Continuum Intl Pub Group, 2005
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Title: Stars and Stardom in French Cinema

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket

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When people think of film stars, they think of Hollywood. Yet, second only to America, French cinema has produced the most substantial galaxy of stars to achieve world fame in their national films. Top French stars are every bit as glamorous and charismatic as their American counterparts, but they are also different from their rivals and opposites, especially in the freedom they have to control their own images and in the ways they straddle mainstream and auteur cinema. This fascinating book, written by a leading authority on French cinema, analyses for the first time the French 'star system' and provides brilliant in-depth studies of the major popular stars of French cinema: Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau and the stars of the New Wave, Louis de Funes, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu and Juliette Binoche. Stars and Stardom in French Cinema analyses these stars' images and performance styles in the context of the French film industry and in relation to French culture and society.

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Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. She is editor of the BFI/Cassell Encyclopedia of European Cinema, and author of The Companion to French Cinema (BFI/ Cassell, 1996) and Pepe le Moko (BFI, 1998).

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