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A spouse to modern French Cinema provides a accomplished choice of unique essays addressing all features of French cinema from 1990 to the current day.
• good points unique contributions from most sensible movie students in relation to all features of latest French cinema
• comprises new study on concerns in terms of the political economic climate of latest French cinema, advancements in cinema coverage, viewers attendance, and the kinds, construction, and maintenance of theaters
• makes use of groundbreaking examine on cinema past the fiction movie and the cinema-theater comparable to documentary, beginner, and electronic filmmaking
• comprises an surprisingly huge diversity of methodological methods and views, together with these of style, gender, auteur, undefined, monetary, megastar, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies
• comprises essays via vital French cinema students from France, the united states, and New Zealand, lots of whose paintings is the following awarded in English for the 1st time

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3% of entries). 10 The growing interest of this age group (of those 50 years and older) in cinematic spectacle viewed in theaters is an asset on which exploitation can rely, especially given changing socio-demographic patterns in Europe. A question remains ­concerning the level of interest that will be maintained over the longer term by the new generations, particularly as regards films that do not conform to the blockbuster model. Cinematic Production and Its Outcomes The resurgence of attendance has been accompanied by a still stronger increase in the number of films produced, and in corresponding levels of investment.

9), one does not see any correlation between 1945 and 1975 (which does not, however, allow us to conclude that Hollywood films did not participate in the logic of concentration, including during this period). But from the mid-1970s, concentration and the market share of American cinema both show strong growth, and one observes a high degree of correlation that is ­confirmed by what follows: they progress together to the highpoint of 1998, then they decline together. 9 Concentration and market share of American cinema in France, 1945–2012.

In Chapter 22, T. Jefferson Kline looks specifically at several films based on historical novels, tracing the processes of transformation that have taken place from page to screen in order to demonstrate the high level of creativity involved in recent adaptations of French patrimonial fiction. Also focusing on the heritage film, Gwénaëlle Le Gras in Chapter 14 demonstrates how the French passion for history and the country’s cultural legacy has enabled stars to exploit the heritage film, because of its association of spectacle with identity, as a means of flourishing in a highly competitive industry.

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