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FILM ESSAY TRUFFAULT A certain tendency of the French cinema


Catherine Grant does Truffault in her latest post in Film Studies for Free. This link to Truffault’s essay, A Certain tendency in French cinema [pdf file], comes from there. A footnote in the essay mentions it was first published in Cahiers du Cinema in 1954.

March 10, 2009 Posted by | cinéma-vérité, cinematography, film analysis, film editing, film narrative, film theory, film [its techniques] | Leave a comment

FILM Psychoanalysis and Cinema

Another GoogleBook. The introduction and the first two chapters of Endless Night by Janet Bergstrom are pretty much intact.

A Review by Joan Hawkins helps to explain what the book is about. The title should give it away but if, like me, you aren’t much wiser you need a little more help.

March 10, 2009 Posted by | film analysis, Film and psychoanalysis, film directors, film theory, film [its techniques] | | Leave a comment