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René Clair’s City Views: Realism and Studio Paris

Margaret C. Flinn

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the series of early sound films made by René Clair in collaboration with Lazare Meerson and Georges Périnal (particularly Sous les toits de Paris, Le Million, and Quatorze ... More


Stillness and Altitude: René Clair’s Paris qui dort

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a detailed reading of the French director René Clair’s 1925 silent film Paris qui dort, which presents a narrative of frozen time amid modernity’s ceaseless motion. It explores ... More


The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Margaret C. Flinn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380338
eISBN:
9781781381571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about ... More


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