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Synopsis:

This is the first book on Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the popular and critically acclaimed director of films such as Amélie, Delicatessen, A Very Long Engagement, Alien Resurrection, and City of Lost Children. Jeunet's work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood, while at the same time making him a figurehead of the critically overlooked, specifically French tradition of the cinema of the fantastic.

Having garnered both commercial success and critical esteem in genres such as science fiction, fantasy, romantic comedy, and the war epic, Jeunet's work nevertheless engages with key aspects of French history and contemporary French culture. This study analyzes the director's major films, including those he made with Marc Caro, and his early short works. Elizabeth Ezra brings a new perspective to the study of Jeunet's work, uncovering instances of repressed historical trauma involving France's role in Algeria and the Second World War. The book includes a commentary by Jeunet himself on his career and corpus of films.

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A penetrating analysis of a director whose work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood

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Elizabeth Ezra teaches French and transnational cinema at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is the author of The Colonial Unconscious: Race and Culture in Interwar France and Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur.

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ISBN:
9780252075223
Author:
Ezra, Elizabeth
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Jeunet, Jean-Pierre
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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This is the first book on Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the popular and critically acclaimed director of films such as Amélie, Delicatessen, A Very Long Engagement, Alien Resurrection, and City of Lost Children. Jeunet's work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood, while at the same time making him a figurehead of the critically overlooked, specifically French tradition of the cinema of the fantastic.

Having garnered both commercial success and critical esteem in genres such as science fiction, fantasy, romantic comedy, and the war epic, Jeunet's work nevertheless engages with key aspects of French history and contemporary French culture. This study analyzes the director's major films, including those he made with Marc Caro, and his early short works. Elizabeth Ezra brings a new perspective to the study of Jeunet's work, uncovering instances of repressed historical trauma involving France's role in Algeria and the Second World War. The book includes a commentary by Jeunet himself on his career and corpus of films.

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