French Cinema - The Student's Book

Foreign Language Learning and ESL Books and Games


SKU: 9781585102051 Hackett Publishing

French Cinema - the Student's Book by Alan Singerman. English edition of "Apprentissage du Cinéma français". An introduction to French cinema, in French, for American college students. It includes the history of the origins of French film, how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of 15 major masterpieces.
Film Terms
History of Cinema I: The Beginnings
History of Cinema II: The Nineteen-Twenties
Reading a Film
Poetic Realism
Jean Vigo, Zero For Conduct (1933)
Jean Renoir, A Day in the Country (1936, 1946)
Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion (1937)
Jean Renoir, Rules of the Game (1939)
Marcel Carné, Daybreak (1939)
Marcel Carné, Children of Paradise (1945)
Jean Cocteau, Beauty and the Beast (1946)
René Clément, Forbidden Games (1952)
Jacques Tati, Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
Robert Bresson, A Man Escaped (1956)
The New Wave
François Truffaut, The 400 Blows (1959)
Alain Resnais, Hiroshima mon amour (1959)
Jean-Luc Godard, Breathless (1960)
François Truffaut, Jules and Jim (1962)
Eric Rohmer, My Night at Maud’s (1969)
Alain Resnais, My American Uncle (1980)
Agnès Varda, Vagabond (1985)
Historical Context of the Films
To Broaden Your Knowledge of French Cinema
For Further Research on French Films
Name Index