Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2007

200 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073380

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From Perversion to Purity

The stardom of Catherine Deneuve

Lisa Downing and Sue Harris

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The book traces the career - both filmic and extra-filmic - of one France's most enigmatic and emblematic film stars
  • The authors investigate a star persona that is particularly ambiguous and apparently contradictory: purity and sexuality; bourgeois and dissident; public and private
  • Due to these contradictions, Deneuve is one of the few actors that can be the subject of such an analysis, being one of the brighter stars of the last 40 years
  • She has worked with some of the biggest directors, including Bunuel, Polanski, Téchiné, Truffaut, Ozon, Von Trier, even Tony Scott

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