This comprehensive history of the French cinema between World War I and the coming of sound focuses on the narrative film to question most of the received notions about the period, such as the supposed sharp split between avant-garde cinema and commercial filmmakers. Richard Abel provides a major reassessment of the forces operating in the French film industry in production, distribution, and exhibition and a thorough account of the rise of the alternate cinema network that grew up independently of the industry as a means for supporting avant-garde films. In addition, this book offers a study of a previously unexplored topic - the development of the major narrative film genres - and a new working definition of the of the narrative avent-garde in the context of conventional film practice. This remarkable book analyzes nearly one hundred surviving prints (many previously unavailable to researchers). An informative reference book about the history of narrative film with many vivid black and white images.
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Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110691054088
Description du livre Princeton University Press, 1984. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0691054088