French Cinema: A Critical Filmography, Volume 1: 1929–1939 by Colin Crisp

By Colin Crisp

This precious source through one of many world’s major specialists in French cinema provides a coherent assessment of French cinema within the twentieth century and its position and serve as in French society. every one filmography comprises one hundred and one movies indexed chronologically (Volume 1: 1929–1939 and quantity 2: 1940–1958) and offers obtainable issues of access into the notable international of 20th-century French cinema. All entries include a listing of solid individuals and characters, creation info, an summary of the film's cultural and historic importance, and a severe precis of the film's plot and narrative constitution. each one quantity contains an appendix directory rewards earned and an in depth reference checklist for extra analyzing and learn. a 3rd quantity, masking the interval 1958–1974, is drawing close.

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3. L’Âge d’or (The Golden Age) France, 1930, 65 min; b&w Dir Luis Buñuel; Asst dir Jacques-Bernard Brunius and Claude Heymann; Prod Vicomte de Noailles; Scr Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí;7 Cinematog Albert Duverger; Music Georges van Parys and works of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Wagner, as well as a paso doble; Art dir Pierre Schildknecht; Sound Peter-Paul Brauer; Edit Luis Buñuel; Act Gaston Modot (the lover), Lya Lys (the Marquise’s daughter), Max Ernst (bandit chief), Pierre Prévert (a bandit); also Germaine Noizet, Lionel Salem, Duchange, Caridad de Lamberdesque, Llorens Artigas, Brunius, Valentine Hugo, and Paul Éluard.

In it Grémillon exploited the newly introduced RCA photophone process to develop a number of ambitious sonorization procedures. The whole first “act” of the film is set in a French Guiana jail, where Berthier has been granted a reprieve for his bravery in recent events, so opts out of an escape planned by his fellow prisoners. The soundtrack begins before the titles, with a bass chord and a ticking sound that evolve as the images open into an African-themed chant. The prisoners are being herded back into prison.

The Introduction of Sound 29 roles. Pujol participated in several films figuring later in this book, notably Théo­ dore et Cie (#24) and the Fernandel vehicle Tricoche et Cacolet (#80), both directed, as was this film, by Colombier, as well as Si j’étais le patron (#33) and the Tino Rossi vehicle Marinella. Milton, for whom he wrote this script, was short, plump, balding, bouncy, a clown, singer, and acrobat who came to the cinema from cabaret and music halls. A “resquilleur” is an uninvited guest, a gate-crasher, and he made that role his own in a number of films.

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