[Marxism] Emilie Bickerton: A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

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A SHORT HISTORY OF CAHIERS DU CINEMA

By EMILIE BICKERTON


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“The French New Wave directors all came from Cahiers du Cinema, a magazine that turned film criticism upside down in the 1950s. The salvoes of its sagacity are finely charted by Bickerton, who also laments the recent slide into dumbed-down mediocrity.” Nigel Andrews, Financial Times Books of the Year
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2fb47d30-dae5-11de-933d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz23XWS5J5I<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2fb47d30-dae5-11de-933d-00144feabdc0.html%23axzz23XWS5J5I>

“What I love is Bickerton’s certainty and courage. She’s stepping here into the viperous pit of French intellectual life like a mongoose with a mission.” Nick James, Sight & Sound


“Bickerton has done a valuable and highly informative job in locating the historical roots of Cahiers in the cinematic cultural debate that French intellectuals engaged in from the first world war onwards, and an equally useful one in relating the magazine’s decline to the distressing politics of post-1968 France.” Philip French, Observer
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/mar/14/cahiers-du-cinema-emilie-bickerton


“The author masterfully unveils the power and the joy that rose up from the pages during the formative years of Cahiers.” David Cotner, LA Times
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/04/entertainment/la-et-book4-2010feb04

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'Cahiers Du Cinema' was the single most influential project in the history of film. Founded in 1951, it was responsible for establishing film as the 'seventh art,' equal to literature, painting or music, and it revolutionized film-making and writing. Its contributors would put their words into action: the likes of Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, Rohmer were to become some of the greatest directors of the age, their films part of the internationally celebrated ‘nouvelle vague’.

In this authoritative new history, Emilie Bickerton explores the evolution and impact of 'Cahiers Du Cinema', from its early years, to its late-sixties radicalization, its internationalization, and its response to the television age of the seventies and eighties. Showing how the story of ‘Cahiers’ continues to resonate with critics, practitioners and the film-going public, A SHORT HISTORY OF CAHIERS DU CINEMA is a testimony to the extraordinary legacy and archive these 'collected pages of a notebook' have provided for the world of cinema.

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EMILIE BICKERTON is on the editorial board of New Left Review. She is a journalist for Agence France-Presse in Paris, and writes regularly on film, literature and anthropology for publications including the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and The Guardian.


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ISBN: 978 1 84467 760 3 / $17.95 / £9.99 / 176 pages

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