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Cesar (BFI Film Classics)

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The writer and director Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974) is today perhaps best known outside France as a result of the international acclaim garnered by film adaptations of his novels Jean de Florette and Manon des sources. He wrote César (1936), which brought to a close the hugely popular "Marseille trilogy," directly for the screen. Although the trilogy's first two films--Marius (1931) and Fanny (1932)--were not directed by Pagnol, he played a substantial part in their making, and the trilogy overall was very much his work.

After mapping Pagnol's career and situating his turn to cinema in the context of the coming of "talking pictures," Stephen Heath discusses César and its relation to the Marseille trilogy. In so doing, he considers questions of speech and accent, cinema and theatricality, stereotypes and the film's cultural effects. Above all, he looks at César's relation to the contemporary artistic and historical reality of Marseille, the locale of the trilogy and in many ways its main character.

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Bringing to a close his "Marseille" trilogy, Cesar was one of Marcel Pagnol's most significant projects. This text reviews the questions that Pagnol posed in the film, looking at how he reflected the contemporary and artistic culture of the city, around which the trilogy was based.

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Stephen Heath is a fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He is the author of Questions of Cinema (1985), among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851708331
Author:
Heath, Stephen
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Film Classics
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
7.2 x 5.74 x 0.265 in

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Bringing to a close his "Marseille" trilogy, Cesar was one of Marcel Pagnol's most significant projects. This text reviews the questions that Pagnol posed in the film, looking at how he reflected the contemporary and artistic culture of the city, around which the trilogy was based.
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