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Julien Duvivier

Ben McCann


This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world’s great film filmmakers. It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his films that identify his key themes and techniques, trace patterns of continuity and change, and explore critical assessments of his work over time. Throughout a five-decade career, Duvivier zigzagged between multiple genres – film noir, comedy, literary adaptation – and made over sixty films. His career intersects with important historical moments in French cinema, like the arrival of sound film, ... More

Keywords: Julien Duvivier, French cinema, Auteur, Popular cinema, Stardom, Theorising national cinema, Noir, Literary adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091148
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben McCann, author
University of Adelaide