This multi-authored survey offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history from the 1890s to the 2010s. In this fascinating volume, Michael Temple and Michael Witt propose new insights into familiar areas and set out a fresh agenda for the study and appreciation of French cinema. Structured according to seven key themes - people, business, technology, forms, representations, spectators and debates - this key text poses important questions and interesting challenges for students and teachers, and suggests prospective lines of enquiry for researchers.
This is an ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on courses devoted to topics such as film history, film technology, silent cinema, film theory, and European and French cinema. Engaging and accessible, this book will also appeal to fans of French cinema everywhere.