Alain Resnais (French Film Directors)

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Manchester University Press, Sep 19, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 214 pages
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Alain Resnais, director of Hiroshima Mon Amour and L'Année Derniere à Marienbad, has transformed the representation of memory, fantasy and desire in modern cinema. This illuminating new introduction to his work, extending from his earliest documentaries to the musical films of the last decade, traces the evolving patterns of his filmmaking, its changing reflections on mortality, guilt, chance and human doubt. Exploring questions of the time-image, of trauma, of the senses, this volume sets Resnais's films in the context of important current debates in film theory, and provides a concise account of critical discussions of his work in France and beyond.


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'What defines modern cinema is a movement backwards and forwards between words and images which must invent their own relation' -is also what defines the films of Resnais as per Emma Wilson and I am ... Read full review


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Hiroshima mon amour 1959
Muriel ou le temps dun retour 1963
La Guerre est finie 1966 Je taime je taime 1968
Providence 1977
SmokingNo Smoking 1993 On connaît la chanson 1997

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Emma Wilson is Reader in Contemporary French Literature and Film at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

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