Contemporary French Cinema

Author: Guy Austin,Professor of French Studies Guy Austin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Examines popular French film of the last 25 years. Charts recent developments in all genres since the New Wave, including the heritage film, the thriller, the war film, `cinema du look'. Other topics include: representations of sexuality; the work of women film-makers. Includes a filmography.

Sur le vif: Niveau intermediaire

Author: Clare Tufts,Hannelore Jarausch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285632907

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Designed for one-semester intermediate French courses, SUR LE VIF offers a contextualized review of the fundamentals, adding just enough new material to expand the language skills of students without overwhelming them. The text is divided into an in-class conversation manual and an out-of-class grammar reference, giving instructors the flexibility to choose among readings, activities, and grammar practice to meet the varied needs of intermediate students. In nine short chapters, SUR LE VIF encompasses a full-length intermediate course with its provocative readings, active grammar review, and updated cultural notes. The program also takes into account the importance of audio and visual elements: the Prelude (before Chapter 1), two Interludes (after Chapters 3 and 6), and Postlude (after Chapter 9) contain new songs and follow-up activities. By skillfully weaving grammar review into thought-provoking chapter themes, SUR LE VIF provides a solid review of first-year French while adding refinements for improved skills in reading, listening, composition, and conversation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Colloquial French 2

Author: Elspeth Broady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113450067X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 279

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Do you know French already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to France, need to brush up your French for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial French 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial French 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study, and structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday French. It has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of French grammar and vocabulary. Key features of Colloquial French 2 include: * a broad range of everyday situations, focusing on France and the wider francophone world * revision: material to help consolidate and build up your basics * a wide range of contemporary documents * spoken and written exercises in each unit * highlighted key structures and phrases, a grammar reference and detailed answer keys * supplementary exercises and French language web-links at Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial French 2 pack. Recorded by native speakers, this material includes scripted texts, dialogues and extracts from authentic interviews plus interactive exercises which will help you perfect your pronunciation and listening skills.

Provence for All Seasons

Author: Gordon Bitney


ISBN: 0991724313

Category: Provence (France)

Page: 236

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It's almost spring, and the Bitneys have returned for another season in Provence amid the olive trees, orchards and vineyards. With the renovations of their villa almost done, there is now time to learn more about the land they want to live in... Great sights lie within easy reach: the magnificent Roman Pont du Gard; Aix-en-Provence, where myriads of fountains blow water into the air; Arles, where Van Gogh painted his greatest masterpieces; and there are even unexpected festivals along the way. For Gordon Bitney, this also becomes his own personal journey: adapting to another culture, learning French and finding his legs on a bicycle. His wry sense of humour about himself and others brings a measure of fun to every page. He says, a How can you resist a place that gets three hundred sunny days every year?'

Identity Papers

Author: Steven Ungar,Tom Conley

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816626946

Category: History

Page: 299

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What does citizenship mean? What is the process of "naturalization" one goes through in becoming a citizen, and what is its connection to assimilation? How do the issues of identity raised by this process manifest themselves in culture? These questions, and the way they arise in contemporary France, are the focus of this diverse collection. The essays in this volume range in subject from fiction and essay to architecture and film. Among the topics discussed are the 1937 Exposition Universelle; films dealing with Vichy France; François Truffaut's Histoire d'Adèle H.; the war of Algerian independence; and nation building under François Mitterrand. --

Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134767862

Category: Drama

Page: 360

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Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre is a lively and accessible biographical guide to the key figures in contemporary drama. All who enjoy the theatre will find their pleasure enhanced and their knowledge extended by this fascinating work of reference. Its distinctive blend of information, analysis and anecdote makes for entertaining and enlightening reading. Hugely influential innovators, household names, and a whole host of less familiar, international figures - all have their lives and careers illuminated by the clear and succinct entries. All professions associated with the theatre are represented here - actors and directors, playwrights and designers. By virtue of the broad range of its coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre offers a unique insight into the rich diversity of international drama today.

Aspects of Contemporary France

Author: Sheila Perry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478886X

Category: History

Page: 280

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France is defined by claims of uniqueness made by or about the French. Aspects of Contemporary France illuminates the contemporary economic, cultural, political and social climate of France. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explains the historical background to controversial issues. It also traces France's road to nationhood through religion, language and territory. Each chapter is by a specialist in the field and is based on the most up to date information and research. Beginning with the present day, the book traces the historical background to events and provides a context for evaluation. The wide-ranging and varied themes covered include: * political parties * regions in the market place * television and film * women * secularism and Islam * linguistic policies * French consumers The book also offers a helpful chronology at the end of each chapter, a detailed bibliography and a recommended reading list. Aspects of Contemporary France presents an analytical as well as informative appraoch to French Studies. It provides a readily accessible but in-depth understanding for students of France or French civilization at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.