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: Arts and society

Page: 304

View: 6118

"Taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after World War I, Grand Illusions considers the famous and forgotten artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war"--

In Search of La Grande Illusion

Author: Nicholas Macdonald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147660620X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 7207

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

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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: 285

View: 6160

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: 408

View: 6156

Grand Illusions

Author: Barney Leason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780523419428


Page: 472

View: 9437

Grand Illusions

Author: Hugo Leckey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Actors

Page: 255

View: 7587

Black and white photographs of film actors and actresses.

Creating Grand Illusions

Author: Peta Laurisen

Publisher: Harwood Academic Pub


Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7456

"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.

Grand Illusions New Country

Author: Nick Ronald,David Roberts

Publisher: Random House UK

ISBN: 9780091871376

Category: Country homes

Page: 144

View: 4211

In this beautifully illustrated new book, the authors of "Grand Illusions" and "Grand Illusions New Decorating" capture the refreshing return to colour and comfort after the urban, minimalist approach to decorating of recent years, reinterpreting and updating the romance and individuality of country style in a glorious fusion of rural and modern, traditional and eclectic.