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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


Théâtre filmé, Opera, and Cinematic Poetry: The Clair/Pagnol Debate

Hannah Lewis

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190635978
eISBN:
9780190636012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635978.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 4 focuses on a famous debate between playwright Marcel Pagnol and film director René Clair. Pagnol was a successful playwright who was excited about film’s potential for recording live ... 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


Withdrawing from the Parisian Music Scene

Colin Roust

in Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190607777
eISBN:
9780190607807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190607777.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After a dispute with Diaghilev over money and after a long-standing feud with fellow music critic Emile Vuillermoz, Auric abruptly made several shifts in his career in the late 1920s. He briefly ... More


The Dance of Abstract Cinema

Nell Andrew

in Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190057275
eISBN:
9780190057312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057275.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

As a moving art, cinema was linked to dance from its earliest moments and, like dance, held an idealized position for artists of the avant-garde, from the serpentine dance films of Edison and the ... More


Pure Cinema in Context

Bruce Isaacs

in The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190889951
eISBN:
9780190889999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889951.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Pure cinema is situated in terms of a larger aesthetic narrative that involves visual artists, theorists, intellectuals, and avant-garde filmmakers such as René Clair, Germaine Dulac, and Sergei ... More


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