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Landscapes of Loss: The National Past in Postwar French Cinema

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This text puts a different perspective on the variety of post-war French films by exploring the obsession with the national past that has characterized French cinema since the late 1960s, observing that the sense of grandeur and destiny that once shaped French identity has eroded.The author examines the ways in which French cinema has represented traumatic and defining moments of the nation's past, such as the political battles of the 1930s, the Vichy era, decolonization, and the collapse of ideologies.The repressed ...

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Landscapes of Loss: The National Past in Postwar French Cinema
1999, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691004754

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Landscapes of Loss: The National Past in Postwar French Cinema
1999, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691029597

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