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French Film Noir

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From the seething internal aftermath of the German Occupation to the stylish radicalism of the New Wave and the slick post-modern fantasies of today, French directors such as Melville, Becker, Godard, Truffaut, and Chabrol have adapted American crime movie conventions to create their own cinema of good and evil. Fully illustrated with stills from a wide selection of movies ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd (first published 2001)
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More attention is paid to Godard, while Melville warrants two paragraphs. Inept, pretentious and not very informative. Also, Buss doesn't seem to realize FANTOMAS is based on a series of novels.
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Robin Buss was a translator, journalist, film critic and Francophile. As well as French, he was fluent in Russian, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and Welsh. As a film critic, he championed French film noir and published three works on European cinema. He wrote critical studies of works by Vigny and Cocteau, and became a leading translator of classic French fiction, making Zola, Sartre, Dumas and others ...more
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