Algeria and Women in Two 1960s Film Adaptations of the Carmen Narrative
Powrie, PP (2011) Algeria and Women in Two 1960s Film Adaptations of the Carmen Narrative French Cultural Studies, 22 (2). 127 - 136. ISSN 0957-1558
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0957155810396281
This paper considers two very different 1960s adaptations of the Carmen narrative −1-2-3-4 ou Les Collants noirs (1962) and Carmen 63 (1963) − to show how they articulate common social and political concerns. The first of these, common to many of the Carmen films, is the fear of women’s increasing independence, linked to the development of the post-war consumer culture. The second is a converging concern with the Algerian War, hidden deep in the films, but emerging symptomatically through, amongst other features, the choice of star in one of the films (Jacques Charrier), the fear of the ‘foreign’, and the dilution of Carmen as a nineteenth-century French heritage icon.
|Additional Information:||Published in French Cultural Studies, 22 (2): 127-136, 2011. Copyright 2011 Sage Publications. Available online at: http://frc.sagepub.com/content/22/2/127|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||02 May 2012 10:00|
|Last Modified:||08 Jun 2013 16:15|
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