Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2011

194 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073397

Bookseller Code (06)


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
  • 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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