Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

280 Pages | 21 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9781784992842

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Marcel Pagnol

Brett Bowles

Published by Manchester University Press

French Film Directors MUP

  • First and only comprehensive overview of Pagnol's career in English
  • Only book in any language to link Pagnol's early career as a playwright with his controversial theories of cinema and his work as a film director
  • Situates Pagnol in relation to key peer directors from the 1930s (Renoir, Guitry, Carné) and highlights his importance as a forerunner of the French New Wave and Italian Neo-Realism
  • By examining the cultural impact of Pagnol's films at home and internationally, from the 1930s through the early 21st century, this book explains his enduring appeal as a French national icon Examines his work in a broad, comparative context and highlights its impact on the long-term evolution of both French and European cinema

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