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Author Phillips, Alastair.
Title City of darkness, city of light : emigre filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939 / Alastair Phillips.
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2004.

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Author Phillips, Alastair.
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Subject Motion picture producers and directors -- France -- Paris.
Germans -- France -- Paris.
Description 1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The city in context -- 3. City of light -- 4. City of darkness -- 5. Divided city -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendices.
1. Introduction. Diversity and Exchange -- Rethinking the National in European Cinema -- Cinema and the City -- Paris and the 1930s -- Paris and French Cinema of the 1930s -- France and the Emigres -- City of Darkness, City of Light -- 2. The City in Context. An Historical Ambivalence -- Modernity and the City -- National Boundaries and Early European Sound Cinema -- Paris as Staging Ground for the Early Sound Wars -- Berlin as Prestige Model and Place of Work for French Film Industry Professionals -- Patterns of Exile and Emigration in the Pre-Nazi Era: The Russians and their Relationships to Paris and Berlin -- Trade and Economic Emigration from Berlin to Paris before 1933 -- Case Study One: Anatole Litvak -- Case Study Two: Kurt Courant -- The Rise of the Nazis in Berlin and the Politics of Departure -- The Place of Jews in Paris -- Reception: The Emigres' Arrival in Paris -- Reception: The French Film Industry -- Case Study Three: Erich Pommer -- Case Study Four: Robert Siodmak -- 3. City of Light. Paris as Spectacle -- Paris and the Spectacle of Entertainment -- Parisian Journeys Across Time and Space -- 4. City of Darkness. The Camera Goes Down the Streets: 'The Hidden Spirit Under the Familiar Facade' -- Framing the Urban Decor -- The Emigres and Poetic Realism -- Spaces of Crime and Pleasure in the City of Darkness -- Parisian Journeys Between the Past and the Present -- 5. Divided City. The Divided City in Context -- Divided Characters, Divided City -- Journeys Across the Divided City -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendices. Tobis In Paris Filmography 1929-1939 -- Osso Filmography 1930-1939 -- Anatole Litvak Filmography 1930-1936 -- Kurt Courant Filmography 1929-1939 -- Erich Pommer French-Language Filmography 1930-1934 -- Robert Siodmak French-Language Filmography 1931-1939 -- Nero Films Filmography 1930-1939 -- La Crise est finie -- La Vie Parisienne -- Mauvaise graine -- Coeur de lilas -- Dans les rues -- Carrefour -- Pieges -- Liliom.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
Summary A ground-breaking study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of migr filmmakers who made it their first refuge from Hitler's Germany.
ISBN 0585498180 (electronic bk.)
9780585498188 (electronic bk.)
9789048505258 (electronic bk.)
9048505259 (electronic bk.)
9053566341 (paperback)
9789053566343 (paperback)
9789053566336 (hardback)
9053566333 (hardback)
OCLC # 54479711
Additional Format Print version: Phillips, Alastair. City of darkness, city of light. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2004 9053566333 (OCoLC)54464998

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