The Beauty of the Real

The Beauty of the Real

Author: Mick LaSalle

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804782074

Category: Art

Page: 248

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Even as actresses become increasingly marginalized by Hollywood, French cinema is witnessing an explosion of female talent—a Golden Age unlike anything the world has seen since the days of Stanwyck, Hepburn, Davis, and Garbo. In France, the joy of acting is alive and well. Scores of French actresses are doing the best work of their lives in movies tailored to their star images and unique personalities. Yet virtually no one this side of the Atlantic even knows about them. Viewers who feel shortchanged by Hollywood will be thrilled to discover The Beauty of the Real. This book showcases a range of contemporary French actresses to an audience that will know how to appreciate them—an American public hungry for the exact qualities that these women represent. To spend time with them, to admire their flashing intelligence and fearless willingness to depict life as it is lived, gives us what we're looking for in movies but so rarely find: insights into womanhood, meditations on the dark and light aspect's of life's journey, revelations and explorations that move viewers to reflect on their own lives. The stories they bring to the screen leave us feeling renewed and excited about movies again. Based on one-on-one interviews and the viewing of numerous films, Mick LaSalle has put together a fascinating profile of recent generations of French film stars and an overview of their best work. These women's insights and words illuminate his book, which will answer once and for all the two questions Americans most often have about women and the movies: Where did all the great actresses go? And how can I see their movies? Please click here to see a video discussing The Beauty of the Real at the Roxie Film Festival.
The Beauty of the Real
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Mick LaSalle
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-09 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

Even as actresses become increasingly marginalized by Hollywood, French cinema is witnessing an explosion of female talent—a Golden Age unlike anything the world has seen since the days of Stanwyck, Hepburn, Davis, and Garbo. In France, the joy of acting is alive and well. Scores of French actresses are doing
Isabelle Huppert
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Darren Waldron, Nick Rees-Roberts
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-14 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Featuring a lineup of distinguished academics, this collection remedies the absence of scholarly attention to French cinematic legend Isabelle Huppert. This volume deconstructs Huppert's star persona and public profile through critical and theoretical analysis of her various screen roles-from her very early appearances alongside Romy Schneider in César et Rosalie
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Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Sylvie Blum-Reid
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-25 - Publisher: Springer

Travel narratives abound in French cinema since the 1980s. This study delineates recurrent travel tropes in films such as departures and returns, the chase, the escape, nomadic wandering, interior voyages, the unlikely travel, rituals, pilgrimages, migrants' narratives and emergencies, women's travel, and healing narratives.
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sylvie Blum-Reid
Categories: Feminism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Mick Lasalle
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: Heyday Books

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