Cloth $69.50 ISBN: 9789053566336 Published December 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9789053566343 Published December 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

City of Darkness, City of Light

Emigre Filmmakers in Paris, 1929-1939

Alastair Phillips

City of Darkness, City of Light
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Alastair Phillips

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256 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2 | © 2003
Cloth $69.50 ISBN: 9789053566336 Published December 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9789053566343 Published December 2003 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris—a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture—these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema.
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