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Henri-Georges Clouzot
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Henri-Georges Clouzot

Christopher Lloyd

Abstract

Despite his controversial reputation and international notoriety as a filmmaker, no full-length study of Henri-Georges Clouzot has ever been published in English. This book offers a re-evaluation of Clouzot's achievements, situating his career in the wider context of French cinema and society, and providing detailed and clear analysis of his major films (Le Corbeau, Quai des Orfèvres, Le Salaire de la peur, Les Diaboliques, Le Mystère Picasso). Clouzot's films combine meticulous technical control with sardonic social commentary and the ability to engage and entertain a broad public. Although t ... More

Keywords: filmmaker, Henri-Georges Clouzot, French cinema, Le Corbeau, Quai des Orfèvres, Les Diaboliques, Le Mystère Picasso, social commentary, perfectionism, veracity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719070143
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719070143.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Lloyd, author