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Vincendeau, Ginette 1948-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 355 publications in 2 languages and 11,340 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Romance films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Opponent, 958, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ginette Vincendeau
Stars and stardom in French cinema by Ginette Vincendeau( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"French cinema is second only to Hollywood in the number of its movie stars who have emerged to achieve international fame. France is, in fact, arguably the only country other than the United States to have an international "star system." Yet these glamorous and charismatic stars differ from their U.S. counterparts in that they maintain more freedom to control their own images and often straddle both mainstream and auteur cinema. Ginette Vincendeau, a leading authority on French cinema, analyzes the phenomenon of French film stardom and provides brilliant in-depth studies of the major popular stars of the French cinema: Max Linder, Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Louis de FunFs, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, GTrard Depardieu, and Juliette Binoche. This volume analyzes these stars' images and performance styles in the context of the French film industry, but also in relation to national culture and society. In the country where Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve have modeled for Marianne (the effigy of the Republic) and left-wing politicians have held up Jean Gabin as a role model, Vincendeau examines the unusual relationship between French film stars and national identity. Ginette Vincendeau is professor of film studies at the University of Warwick. She is the author and editor of a number of books on cinema."--Provided by publisher
French film : texts and contexts by Susan Hayward( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For enthusiasts and scholars of French film, this volume provides detailed analyses of twenty-two classics of French cinema, from the 1920s to the 1990s. Putting the films in the context of issues like the history of French cinema, gender politics, and the influence of Hollywood, French Film: Texts and Contexts discusses such masterpieces as Renoir's La Bete Humaine and Carne's Les Enfants du paradis; popular classics such as Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Ma nuit chez Maud; landmarks of the New Wave such as Les 400 coups and A bout de souffle; and important contemporary films such as Nikita and La Haine. This revised and updated edition includes new articles on controversial classics and key films of the 1990s, a filmography of each director discussed, a new introduction and bibliography, and a guide to further reading."--Jacket
La haine = Hate by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Said̈ is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a jew. Each of them needs to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital
Encyclopedia of European cinema by British Film Institute( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes discussions of the work and importance of over 600 directors and 400 actors, biographical entries, historical overviews of cinema in 26 countries, assessments of film genres and movements, descriptions of studios and festivals, essays on film criticism, listings of filmographies, and complete cross-references
A companion to Jean Renoir by Alastair Phillips( )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"François Truffaut called him, simply, 'the best'. Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fully justifies this monumental survey that includes contributions from leading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzes Renoir's life and career from numerous critical perspectives. Includes: New and original research by the world's leading English and French language Renoir scholars explores stylistic, cultural and ideological aspects of Renoir's films as well as key biographical periods ; Thematic structure admits a range of critical methodologies, from textual analysis to archival research, cultural studies, gender-based and philosophical approaches ; Features detailed analysis of Renoir's essential works ; Provides an international perspective on this key auteur's enduring significance in world film history."--Publisher's website
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre otras cualidades, "Le samouraï" es un poema desgarrador del hombre solo. Es también, y ante todo, una película policiaca. Este "samurai", Jeff Costello, no es sino un asesino a sueldo del hampa parisina. Engañado por sus socios, tiene que defenderse en dos frentes: contra la policía y contra sus cómplices. Se organiza entonces una implacable caza, todos contra un solo hombre. El héroe irrisorio de este combate nocturno triunfará. En la muerte, claro está. Una muerte deseada, organizada, como una apoteosis
La haine : (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995) by Ginette Vincendeau( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released in 1995, "La Haine" is the black and white chronicle of 24 hours in the life of a mixed-race young male trio from a run-down Parisian suburb. This book provides an understanding of the context of the film's making, narrative tension, stylistic sophistication and ideological ambiguity and of its extraordinary success
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
Les amants = The lovers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger. Bored with her husband, bored with her polo-playing lover, will the middle-aged heroine go away with the young man who gave her a lift that day when her car broke down on the way back to her country estate from a weekend with her lover in Paris?
Popular European cinema by Richard Dyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om underholdningsfilm i Europa og en undersøgelse af, hvordan man i de enkelte lande opfatter begrebet underholdende, og om de store kulturelle forskelle landene imellem
Film/literature/heritage : a sight and sound reader by Ginette Vincendeau( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Pierre Melville : an American in Paris by Ginette Vincendeau( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginette Vincendeau discusses the artistic value of his films in their proper context and comments on Jean-Pierre Melville's love of American culture and his controversial critical and political standing in this English language study
4 by Agnès Varda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bonheur. Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse, young husband and father François finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
Pépé le Moko by Ginette Vincendeau( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of French film noir Pépé le Moko, directed by Julien Duvivier
The companion to French cinema by Ginette Vincendeau( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive coverage of French cinema through the entire century of its development. Arranged in an accessible alphabetical format, it offers key information and insight into the richness and variety of French cinema
The French new wave : critical landmarks( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French New Wave: Critical Landmarks is a new and expanded edition of a classic anthology of writings by critics and film-makers associated with the Nouvelle Vague. The new edition, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Wave, features all the articles from the first edition, including Bazin's seminal 'La Politique des Auteurs' and a brand new translation of Truffaut's 'Une certaine tendance du cinema français' (A Certain Tendency in French Cinema). In addition, the collection includes articles by and interviews with Bazin, Godard, Chabrol and others that helped to shape contemporary debates about the history, aesthetics and practice of cinema, as well as a case study offering three different perspectives on Godard's À bout de souffle
La chienne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, known as Lulu on the street, and makes her his mistress. He thinks he finally met love, but Lulu is nothing but a streetwalker, in love with Dédé, her pimp. She only accepts Legrand to satisfy Dédé's need of money
Journeys of desire : European actors in Hollywood : a critical companion by Alastair Phillips( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals & phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotypingof European actresses in 'bad women' roles, & the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis
Brigitte Bardot by Ginette Vincendeau( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginette Vincendeau analyses Bardot's rise to fame as a highly-acclaimed French international film star and fashion icon from her early days as a fashion model and ballet dancer to her period of 'high stardom' between 1956 and 1960
 
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French film : texts and contexts
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French film : texts and contextsEncyclopedia of European cinemaLa haine : (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)Popular European cinemaFilm/literature/heritage : a sight and sound readerJean-Pierre Melville : an American in ParisPépé le MokoThe companion to French cinema
Alternative Names
Ginette Vincendeau British-French film critic

Languages
English (201)

French (32)