Film and Plays: Critique

Film and Plays: Critique

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1 Greene, Naomi Landscapes of Loss: the National Past in Postwar French Cinema
0691029598 / 9780691029597; There is a sense of deep national crisis that gives rise not only to the past, which is reflected in French cinema, but also to films thhat are permeated, albeit in different ways, by a profound melancholy. The mournful weight of the past is, certainly, most intense in the cinema of Alain Resnais: In his films, repressed and shifting memories seem to hold thought and action captive. But, to varying extents, a similar sense of paralysis affects the protagonists of other films. If the numbness that afflicts the characters in Le crabe-tambour and Outremer can be explained by the trauma of decolonizations, no similar explanation comes to the mind for the aimlessness of the homeless young people who roam about contemporary Paris in Les amants du Pont-Neuf. The preoccupation with memory seen in these films may recall the search for lost time undertaken by the narrator of Proust's masterpiece. Instead of finding joy, however, the past takes on the somber colors of the present. It is the various shapes of these haunted and often funereal sites that are examined in this book. Includes notes and an index. Binding is bright red cloth. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Princeton Univ Pr
Ewing, New Jersey, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
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