Used. Very Good +.
Paperback. 190-pages. Manchester University Press (1996).
Clean pages, tight binding, very little shelf wear.
From the back cover: "Contemporary French cinema is an essential introduction to popular French film of the last 25 years. It charts recent developments in all genres of French cinema with analyses of over 100 movies, from Les Valseuses to Les Visiteurs. Reflecting the diversity of French film production since the New Wave, this clear and illuminating study includes chapters on the heritage film, the thriller and the war movie alongside the 'cinéma du look', representations of sexuality, comedies, the work of women film makers. Each chapter introduces the public reception and critical debates surrounding a given genre, interwoven with detailed accounts of relevant films. A major contribution to both Film Studies and French Studies, this book is a must for students and fans of French film alike."