Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2001

256 Pages | 27 Illustrations, black & white

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719055331

Bookseller Code (06)


Jean-Jacques Beineix

Phil Powrie

Published by Manchester University Press

French Film Directors MUP

  • This volume is the first to examine, in either French or English, the films of Jean-Jacques Beineix, often seen as the best example of the 1980s cinéma du look, with cult films, such as Diva and Betty Blue (37º 2 le matin)
  • After an introduction which places Beineix in the context of the 1980s and the arguments centering on a postmodern cinema, the volume devotes a chapter to each of Beineix's feature films, including the film which marked his return to feature film making after a break of a decade, Mortel Transfert (2001)
  • Prefaced by an excellent foreword by the director himself, which includes a broad condemnation of French critics
  • Includes many illustrations direct from the director's own collection, complementing the interviews Powrie made with him and his collaborators

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