Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

304 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719063411

Bookseller Code (06)


French cinema in the 1970s

The echoes of May

Alison Smith

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A wide-ranging exploration of the fate of the themes of May 1968 in a medium which was widely affected by the debates of the time
  • New assessment of a decade in French cinema which is often overlooked by cinema studies in France and elsewhere
  • Close analysis of the extent to which film-makers' intentions were translated into image and sound, and the reception accorded to the work
  • Detailed study of the work of Alain Tanner and William Klein, exemplary spokesmen of the debates of the 1970s
  • Deals with new and re-formulated genres such as political thrillers, historical films, New Naturalism and Utopian fantasies, and looks at both well-known and unjustly neglected films

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