French Comedy on Screen: A Cinematic History

French Comedy on Screen: A Cinematic History

Rémi Fournier Lanzoni


French movie comedies have continually been very hot with English-speaking audiences, particularly in the US with the varied Hollywood remakes of comedies from France. those motion pictures occupy a selected cultural house and are inspired by means of nationwide traditions and shared cultural references, yet while they've got continually been tricky to categorise. frequently a mix of a number of genres, they are often defined as a hybrid paintings shape, incorporating easy slapstick parts (the Lumière's brothers L'arroseur arosé, 1895) all of the option to particularly bold, even gentle matters equivalent to struggle (Autant-Lara's los angeles traversée de Paris, 1956) or racism (Philippe de Chauveron's Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? 2014). the variety of disciplines - heritage, linguistics, social and political sciences - that shape the history of this research promises quite a few methods. French Comedy on monitor investigates the several tools during which those comedies textually inscribed and exemplified quite a few cultural and old landmarks.

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