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Heritage, history and ‘new realism’: French cinema in the 1990s

Powrie, PP (1998) Heritage, history and ‘new realism’: French cinema in the 1990s Modern & Contemporary France, 6 (6). pp. 479-491.

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A number of key events in the 1990s have helped shape the decade's cinema. The first of these is the conjuncture of the GATT negotiations (culminating in 1993) and the ascendancy of heritage cinema to main- stream dominance in French production at the expense of popular genres such as comedy and the polar. The second is the attempted return of the auteur through the influential 1994 television series 'Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge'. Finally, overlapping to some extent with the return of the auteur, is the arrival of a new generation of film-makers whose political impact in the call for civil disobedience of February 1997 has undoubtedly affected the way in which the French view the films of this younger generation of directors.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
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Date : 1998
DOI : 10.1080/09639489808456452
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:14
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2019 11:25

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