Music In Contemporary French Cinema

Music in Contemporary French Cinema PDF
Author: Phil Powrie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319523627
Size: 26.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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This book explores composed scores and pre-existing music in French cinema from 1985 to 2015 so as to identify critical musical moments. It shows how heritage films construct space through music, generating what Powrie calls “third space music,” while also working to contain the strong women characters found in French heritage films through the use of leitmotifs and musical cues. He analyses fiction films in which the protagonists perform at the piano, showing how musical performance supports the performance of gender. Building on aspects of musical performance, and in particular the use of songs performed in films, Powrie uses a database of 300 films since 2010 to theorize the intervention of music at critical moments as a “crystal-song”. Applying Roland Barthes’s concept of the “punctum” and Gille Deleuze’s concept of the “crystal-image,” Powrie establishes the importance of the crystal-song, which reconfigures time as a crystallization of past, present and future.

Popular Music In Contemporary France

Popular Music in Contemporary France PDF
Author: David Looseley
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 11.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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While music lovers from all over the world have tried to recreate the ambience of French cafés by playing music from stars such as Piaf, Trénet and Chevalier, intellectuals, sociologists and policy makers in France have been embroiled in passionate debate about just what constitutes 'real' French music. In the late 1950s and 1960s a wave of Anglo-American rock 'n' roll and pop hit Europe and disrupted French popular music forever. The cherished sounds of the chanson were sidelined, fragmented or merged with pop styles and instrumentation. From this point on, French music and music culture have been splintered into cultural divides - pop culture vs high culture; mass culture vs 'authentic' popular culture; national culture vs Americanization. This book investigates the exciting and innovative segmentation of the French music scene and the debates it has spawned. From an analysis of the chanson as national myth, to pop, rap, techno and the State, this book is the first full-length study to make sense of the complexity behind the history of French popular music and its relation to 'authentic' cultural identity.

A Companion To Contemporary French Cinema

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema PDF
Author: Alistair Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444338994
Size: 46.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 712
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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time

Bande De Filles

Bande de Filles PDF
Author: Frances Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351031600
Size: 66.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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Few films in the twenty-first century have represented coming-of-age with the beauty and brutality of Bande de Filles (or Girlhood). This book provides an in-depth examination of Céline Sciamma’s film, focusing on its portrayal of female adolescence in contemporary Paris. Motivated by the absence of black female characters in French cinema, Sciamma represents the lives of figures that have passed largely unnoticed on the big screen. While observing the girls’ tough circumstances, Sciamma’s film emphasises the joy and camaraderie found in female friendships. This book places Girlhood in its cinematic as well as its sociocultural context. Pop music, urban violence, and female friendships are all considered here in a book that draws out the complexity of Sciamma’s deceptively simple portrayal of coming-of-age. Thoughtful, concise, and deeply contemporary, this book is perfect for students, scholars, and general readers interested in youth cultures, European cinema, gender, and sexuality.

The French Film Musical

The French Film Musical PDF
Author: Phil Powrie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501329782
Size: 61.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Like many national cinemas, the French cinema has a rich tradition of film musicals beginning with the advent of sound to the present. This is the first book to chart the development of the French film musical. The French film musical is remarkable for its breadth and variety since the 1930s; although it flirts with the Hollywood musical in the 1930s and again in the 1950s, it has very distinctive forms rooted in the traditions of French chanson. Defining it broadly as films attracting audiences principally because of musical performances, often by well-known singers, Phil Powrie and Marie Cadalanu show how the genre absorbs two very different traditions with the advent of sound: European operetta and French chanson inflected by American jazz (1930-1950). As the genre matures, operetta develops into big-budget spectaculars with popular tenors, and revue films also showcase major singers in this period (1940-1960). Both sub-genres collapse with the advent of rock n roll, leading to a period of experimentation during the New Wave (1960-1990). The contemporary period since 1995 renews the genre, returning nostalgically both to the genre's origins in the 1930s, and to the musicals of Jacques Demy, but also hybridising with other genres, such as the biopic and the documentary.

Gender And French Cinema

Gender and French Cinema PDF
Author: Alex Hughes
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 13.91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 294
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Bringing together original essays by French, British and American scholars, this collection explores the key role of gender and sexual politics in 20th-century French cinema.

French Cinema In The 1990s

French Cinema in the 1990s PDF
Author: Phil Powrie
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198159575
Size: 52.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 286
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The first collection of essays by UK and USA academics working in French cinema studies on French cinema in the 1990s. There are twenty-one chapters, fifteen of which focus on one film each. Issues covered are genre (the changing heritage film), gender and ethnic issues, community, and national cinema.

Soundtrack Available

Soundtrack Available PDF
Author: Pamela Wojcik Robertson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822327974
Size: 15.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 491
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