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Landscapes of Loss: the National Past in Postwar French Cinema

By: Greene, Naomi

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U. S. A., Princeton Univ Pr: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002710

There is a sense of deep national crisis that gives rise not only to the past, which is reflected in French cinema, but also to films thhat are permeated, albeit in different ways, by a profound melancholy. The mournful weight of the past is, certainly, most intense in the cinema of Alain Resnais: In his films, repressed and shifting memories seem to hold thought and action captive. But, to varying extents, a similar sense of paralysis affects the protagonists of other f... View more info