An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics)

An American in Paris (BFI Film Classics)

By: Sue Harris (author)Paperback

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A landmark film in the careers of Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly and Arthur Freed, An American in Paris shifted the ground on which the Hollywood musical was understood. Sue Harris combines rich historical context with in-depth film analysis to foreground the film's unique collaborative spirit and its interactions with Paris as a place and an idea.

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About Author

Sue Harris is Reader in French Cinema at Queen Mary University of London, UK. She is an Associate Editor of French Cultural Studies, the author of Bertrand Blier (2001) and co-editor of France in Focus: Film and National Identity (2000) and From Perversion to Purity: The Stardom of Catherine Deneuve (2007), among other titles.

Contents

Acknowledgments 1. 'Who knows, it may even put Paris on the map' 2. The Building Blocks of Production 1507 3: Paris, Culver City 4. Camaraderie, Community and Romance 5. The Ballet 6. Promotion, Reception, Legacy Conclusion Notes Credits Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781844574711
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781844574711
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 1844574717

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