La Grande Illusion

Author: Julian Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838716696

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Jean Renoir's 1937 film La Grande Illusion is set during the First World War, but its themes of Franco-German conflict, divided loyalties in a time of war and the rise of anti-Semitism made it compelling and controversial viewing. Julian Jackson traces the film's historical context and its reception history.

Grand Illusions

Author: David M. Lubin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190218614

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 7571

War, modernism, and the academic spirit -- Women in peril -- Mirroring masculinity -- Opposing visions -- Opening the floodgates -- To see or not to see -- Being there -- Behind the mask -- Monsters in our midst.

In Search of La Grande Illusion

Author: Nicholas Macdonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147660620X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 2718

This is an extended analysis of the film, from different perspectives. The first half is largely a discussion of the cinematic technique, with key sequences analyzed shot by shot. The second half approaches the film from many other angles, including its history, the critical reception, Renoir’s life and career, and film theory, e.g., film in relation to music. A case is made that Renoir’s career was inconsistent, especially after La Règle du jeu but also during the 1930s. And rather than emphasizing the humanist, anti-war thrust of La Grande Illusion, the film is approached as a work of art that is deeply expressive cinematically.

Pistis: Reology, The Three Grand Illusions, and The Power To Choose

Author: Anonymous Author


ISBN: 1456600079

Category: Science

Page: 169

View: 5542

Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Is Reality Really All About? Throughout mankind's history, our perceptive reality has led us to question who, what, and why we are here. What is this universe we perceive around us? These questions have been the driving force of our survival and have contributed to the evolution and proliferation of man's existence. While there have been many disciplines of thought which have attempted to answer these questions, the truth seems to elude us, thereby indicating a lack of satisfactory answers from all our religions, philosophies, mythologies, and sciences. Ironically, we do in fact have enough knowledge, experience, and information to discover, define, and comprehend the true nature of our existence, as well as our individual roles in it. To realize this requires the willingness to see things at their most basic level, and recognize that what we find there provides us the evidence to understand the foundation of all that exists. For thousands of years, theologians, philosophers, and scientists have monopolized the question of "what is reality?" Now it's a topic for the rest of us. Anyone sufficiently motivated to ask themselves questions such as "Who am I? Why am I here? What is this existence really all about?" already has the inherent ability and the direct evidence to find the answers. It is often said that truth can be stranger then fiction. No where is this more true then in the pages of this eBook.

Grand Illusion

Author: Karen Fiss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226252019

Category: Architecture

Page: 297

View: 2053

Franco-German cultural exchange reached its height at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair, where the Third Reich worked to promote an illusion of friendship between the two countries. Through the prism of this decisive event, Grand Illusion examines the overlooked relationships among Nazi elites and French intellectuals. Their interaction, Karen Fiss argues, profoundly influenced cultural production and normalized aspects of fascist ideology in 1930s France, laying the groundwork for the country’s eventual collaboration with its German occupiers. Tracing related developments across fine arts, film, architecture, and mass pageantry, Fiss illuminates the role of National Socialist propaganda in the French decision to ignore Hitler’s war preparations and pursue an untenable policy of appeasement. France’s receptiveness toward Nazi culture, Fiss contends, was rooted in its troubled identity and deep-seated insecurities. With their government in crisis, French intellectuals from both the left and the right demanded a new national culture that could rival those of the totalitarian states. By examining how this cultural exchange shifted toward political collaboration, Grand Illusion casts new light on the power of art to influence history.

Grand Illusions

Author: George Grant

Publisher: GCB Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781888306521

Category: Birth control

Page: 452

View: 1032

Grand Illusion

Author: Barney Leason

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9781558172340


Page: N.A

View: 4256

They are the glamorous glitterati . . . the rich and infamous. From their magnificent mansions in Port London to the fabulous facades of Park avenue, their lives are an endless parade of hidden corruption and shocking sexuality, a world of intimacies, obsessions, and Grand Illusions!

Grand Illusions

Author: Richard Lawton,Hugo Leckey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actors

Page: 264

View: 4048

Black and white photographs of film actors and actresses.

Creating Grand Illusions

Author: Peta Laurisen

Publisher: Harwood Academic Pub


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7000

"Creating Grand Illusions also looks at trompe l'oeil in the garden and outdoor area, as well as Peta's commissions for restaurants and other commercial spaces. Several chapters focus on painted artefacts, objects d'art and rugs, and mixing the real with the unreal with fruits and flowers. Peta discuss the importance of paint effects, including a how-to-guide to easy ivy, cracks, flaux ageing, woodgraining, marbling and many more techniques."--BOOK JACKET.