A La Rencontre Du Cinema Francais Analyse, Genre, Histoire R.-J. Berg

Publication date:
06 Aug 2010
336 pages: 229 x 152mm
26 black-&-white illustrations


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"A la rencontre du cinema francais: analyse, genre, histoire" is intended to serve as the core textbook in a wide variety of upper-level undergraduate and graduate French cinema courses. In contrast to content-, theme-, or issue-based approaches to film, Professor Berg stresses 'the cinema-tic-ally specific, the warp and fabric of the film itself, the stuff of which it is made'. Sufficient proficiency in French is the sole prerequisite: 'No previous back-ground in film studies is assumed, nor is any prior acquaintance with French cinema. It will help, of course, to like movies, and to have seen quite a few...' - (from the preface).

R.-J. Berg is the author of widely used textbooks on literature (Litterature francaise: textes et contextes, vols. I and II) and business French (Parlons affaires! Initiation au francais economique et commercial).