Light Readings

Light Readings

INTERVIEW WITH JACQUES AUDIARD ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SIGHT AND SOUND APRIL 1997 ' The best lives are invented ' says the ageing Albert Dehousse ( Jean - Louis Trintignant ) as he surveys his long , active life as a liar .

Author: Chris Darke

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364078

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

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Chris Darke assesses whether the last decade of the 20th century was one in which cinema, as a medium and collective experience, became part of the converging field of multi-media and whether we need to consider new possibilities for the moving image.
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Studies in French Cinema

Studies in French Cinema

It is notable that, while the life stories of many directors of the New Wave echo Daney's self-definition as a ciné-fils (Daney 1992), Jacques Audiard's lineage goes beyond this to include his biological father, the successful ...

Author: Will Higbee

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Studies in French Cinema looks at the development of French screen studies in the United Kingdom over the past twenty years and the ways in which innovative scholarship in the UK has helped shape the field in English- and French-speaking universities. This seminal text is also a tribute to six key figures within the field who have been leaders in research and teaching of French cinema: Jill Forbes, Susan Hayward, Phil Powrie, Keith Reader, Carrie Tarr, and Ginette Vincendeau. Covering a wide range of key films—contemporary and historical, popular and auteur—the volume provides an invaluable overview for students and scholars of the state of French cinema, and French film studies at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
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Contemporary French Cinema

Contemporary French Cinema

For once a French film enjoyed virtually unanimous applause from film critics in France as well as abroad, receiving “rave reviews” everywhere (Delcroix, “Jacques Audiard”). As noted above, Audiard's film was nominated for the Oscar for ...

Author: Alan J. Singerman

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781585108947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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Like its French-language companion volume Le Cinéma français contemporain: Manuel de classe, Alan Singerman and Michèle Bissière's Contemporary French Cinema: A Student's Book offers a detailed look at recent French cinema through its analyses of twenty notable and representative French films that have appeared since 1980. Sure to delight Anglophone fans of French film, it can be used with equal success in English-language courses and, when paired with its companion volume, dual-language ones. Acclaim for Le Cinéma français contemporain: Manuel de classe "From Le Dernier Métro to Intouchables, Bissière and Singerman cover the latest trends of French cinema, emphasizing context and analytical method as Singerman did in Apprentissage du cinéma français (Focus 2004). The authors offer a selection of films most French cinephiles will applaud, and they incorporate insights from some of the best critical work on French cinema. Students of French film will also find all the bibliographical pointers they need to dig deeper, and instructors will appreciate the pedagogical components included in the chapters." —Jonathan Walsh, Department of French Studies, Wheaton College, Massachusetts "This remarkable book comes to us from two seasoned teachers and critics and beautifully complements an earlier work, Alan Singerman's Apprentissage du cinéma français. The time period covered, more targeted here than in the preceding text, is admirably well chosen, and the breakdown by broad category, each offering multiple options, guides the teacher while offering a choice among an abundance of interesting films. The preliminary chapters, both succinct and informative, give students an excellent overview of French cinema as a whole and of the technical knowledge needed for film analysis. Each of the subsequent chapters offers an indispensable introduction discussing the plot, director, production, actors, reception, and context of the film in question and also provides a very useful filmography and bibliography… an exemplary work." —Brigitte E. Humbert, Department of French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College
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Le mensonge

Le mensonge

Comme l'explique Jacques Audiard : « Dehousse n'est pas un imposteur démiurge, il est beaucoup trop hésitant : on le voit dans un travail, dans l'acquisition de connaissances, ou plutôt d'enveloppes de connaissances », in Noël Herpe, ...

Author: Kate Averis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443825276

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This collection of essays considers the political, social, literary and artistic impact of the pervasive dichotomy of truth and lies in the context of French society and culture. A fundamental element of our social existance, the notion of le mensonge underpins how we participate in and respond to all aspects of society, from the political process to the capacity of art, literature and other aesthetic forms to fulfill a representative function. This book explores the ways in which French society and culture is regulated by the overriding oppositional structure of truth and lies, and the impact this has on both collective and individual existence. The theme brings together research from diverse disciplines of the Humanities, from political science to literature, film, music and visual arts, in a work that will be of great relevance to a wide range of students and researchers alike. As such, the theme serves as a means of gaining an insight into the range and scope of research currently being conducted in French studies. The book will be useful as a support text for a range of academic courses including those in the fields of cultural studies, literary studies, political studies and sociology. On a larger scale, it posits the theme’s potential to develop as an independent area of study, and offers a starting point for future academic study devoted to the idea of le mensonge.
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Britannica Book of the Year 2011

Britannica Book of the Year 2011

(MICHAEL RAY) Audiard, Jacques (b. April 30, 1952, Paris, France) French filmmaker Jacques Audiard in 2010 won three César awards (the French equivalent of the Academy Awards)—for best director, original screenplay, and film—for Un ...

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615355006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 880

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The Britannica Book fo the Year 2011 provides a valuable viewpoint on the people and events that shaped the year. In addition to keeping the Encyclopaedia Britannica updated, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world.
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

JASHAR AWAN Advertisement SPECIAL OFFER Jean - Jacques Sempé / sempe THE ... FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE Florence Gould Hall , 55 E. 59th St. ( 212-355-6160 ) The films of Jacques Audiard . Nov.

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556037457033

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5Th Ed

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5Th Ed

Jacques Audiard, b. Paris, 1952 1994: Regarde les Hommes Tomber. 1996: Un Héros Très Discret/A Self-Made Hero. 2001: Sur Mes Lèvres/Read My Lips. 2005: De Battre Mon Coeur S'Est Arrêté/The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748108503

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

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This book is both more and less than history, a work of imagination in its own right, a piece of movie literature that turns fact into romance.' Gavin Lambert was reviewing the first edition of David Thomson's monumental work in 1975. In the eight years since the third edition was published, careers have waxed and waned, reputations been made and lost, great movies produced, trends set and scorned. This fourth edition has 200 entirely new entries and every original entry has been re-examined. Thus the roster of directors, actors, producers, screenwriters and cameramen is both historical and contemporary, with old masters reappraised in terms of how their work has lasted. Each of the 1,000 profiles is a keenly perceptive, provocative critical essay. Striking the perfect balance between personal bias and factual reliability, David Thomson - novelist, critic, biographer and unabashed film addict - has given us an enormously rich reference book, a brilliant reflection on the art and artists of the cinema.
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The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition

Jacques Audiard, b. Paris, 1952 1994: Regardeles Hommes Tomber. 1996: Un Héros Très Discret/A Self-Made Hero.2001: Sur Mes Lèvres/Read My Lips. 2005:De BattreMon Coeur S'Est Arrêté/TheBeat That My Heart Skipped.

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 976

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With more than one hundred new entries, from Amy Adams, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cary Joji Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska and Robin Wright, and completely updated, here from David Thomson - 'The greatest living writer on the movies' (John Banville, New Statesman); 'Our most argumentative and trustworthy historian of the screen' (Michael Ondaatje) - is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as THE BEST FILM BOOK EVER WRITTEN.
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Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2012

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2012

Directed by Jacques Audiard and produced by Lauranne Bourrachot, Martine Cassinelli, and Marco Cherqui. Screenplay by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain. There is a murder at the center of Jacques Audiard's A Prophet that is unlike most ...

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449408138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 792

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A collection of reviews from the past 30 months by the influential Pulitzer Prize-winning critic includes such entries as an interview with Justin Timberlake, a tribute to Blake Edward and an essay on the Oscars. Original.
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The Encyclopedia of Film Composers

The Encyclopedia of Film Composers

... Glazer (USA/UK/Germany) Alain Berbérbian Philippe Harel Mike Binder (USA/Germany/UK) Jacques Audiard Florent-Emilio Siri (USA/Germany) Xavier Giannoli (France/Belgium) Lasse Hallström (USA) Stephen Gaghan (USA) Matt Checkowski, ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 836

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For more than a century, original music has been composed for the cinema. From the early days when live music accompanied silent films to the present in which a composer can draw upon a full orchestra or a lone synthesizer to embody a composition, music has been an integral element of most films. By the late 1930s, movie studios had established music departments, and some of the greatest names in film music emerged during Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann. Over the decades, other creators of screen music offered additional memorable scores, and some composers—such as Henry Mancini, Randy Newman, and John Williams—have become household names. The Encyclopedia of Film Composers features entries on more than 250 movie composers from around the world. It not only provides facts about these artists but also explains what makes each composer notable and discusses his or her music in detail. Each entry includes Biographical material Important dates Career highlights Analysis of the composer’s musical style Complete list of movie credits This book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for movies over the past one hundred years. In addition to composers from the United States and Great Britain, artists from dozens of other countries are also represented. A rich resource of movie music history, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers will be of interest to fans of cinema in general as well as those who want to learn more about the many talented individuals who have created memorable scores.
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