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The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Margaret C. Flinn


From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about construction workers, to poetic realism’s bittersweet portraits of populist neighborhoods: Social Architecture explores the construction, representation and experience of spaces and places in documentary and realist films of the French 1930s. In this book, Margaret C. Flinn tracks the relation between the emergent techniques of French sound cinema and its thematic, social and political preoccupations throug ... More

Keywords: French cinema, Architecture, Space, Place, interwar period, Jean Renoir, René Clair, Jean Vigo, Julien Duvivier, Marcel Carné, Jean Epstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380338
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret C. Flinn, author
Ohio State University