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JACQUES DEMY. Darren Waldron. Manchester University Press, 2014. French Film Directors. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 224 pp. ISBN 9780719087394 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Saccharine for some, poignant for others, Jacques Demy's 'enchanted' world is familiar to generations of French audiences accustomed to watching Christmas repeats of his fairytale Peau d'ane (1970) or seeing Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac prance and pirouette in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1966). Demy achieved international recognition with Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1963), which was awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Beneath the apparently sugary coating of his films lie more philosophical reflections on some of the most pressing issues that preoccupy Western societies, including affect, subjectivity, self/other relations and free will. This lucid and wide-ranging book is the first full-length study of Demy's cinema in English. Key aspects are examined, such as his associations with the New Wave, his unique approach to musicals, his adaptations of fairytales, his representations of gender and sexuality and his legacy as an iconic director for generations of audiences and filmmakers.
Artist(s):Demy, Jacques
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164050
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