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The French Road Movie: Space, Mobility, Identity

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by Neil Archer
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The French Road Movie: Space, Mobility, Identity by Neil Archer

The traditionally American genre of the road movie has been explored and reconfigured in the French context since the later 1960s. Comparative in its approach, this book studies the inter-relationship between American and French culture and cinemas, and in the process considers and challenges histories of the road movie. It combines film history with film theory methodologies, analysing transformations in social, political and film-industrial contexts alongside changing perspectives on the meaning and possibilities of film. At once chronological and thematic in structure, The French Road Movie provides in each chapter a comprehensive introduction to key themes emerging from the genre in the French context – liberty, identity and citizenship, masculinity, femininity, border-crossing – followed by detailed, innovative and often revisionist readings of the chosen films. Through these readings the author justifies the place of the road genre within French cinema histories and reinvigorates this often neglected and misunderstood area of study.

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Pages: 208
Size: 668 KB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9780857457714 (DRM-PDF)

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01/17/2017
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