Claude Chabrol

Introduction Chronology Filmography Interview with Claude Chabrol Michel Mardore / 1962 Interview with Claude Chabrol Jean-André Fieschi and Mark Shivas / 1963 Interview with Claude Chabrol Michel Ciment, Gérard Legrand, and Jean-Paul ...

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol (1930–2010) was a founding member of the French New Wave, the group of filmmakers that revolutionized French filmmaking in the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of the most prolific directors of his generation, Chabrol averaged more than one film per year from 1958 until his death in 2010. Among his most influential films, Le Beau Serge, Les Cousins, and Les Bonnes Femmes established his central place within the New Wave canon. In contrast to other filmmakers of the New Wave such as Jean-Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer, Chabrol exhibited simultaneously a desire to create films as works of art and an impulse to produce work that would be commercially successful and accessible to a popular audience. The seventeen interviews in this volume, most of which have been translated into English for the first time, offer new insights into Chabrol’s remarkably wide-ranging filmography, providing a sense of his attitudes and ideas about a number of subjects. Chabrol shares anecdotes about his work with such actors as Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, and Jean Yanne, and offers fresh perspectives on other directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Fritz Lang, and Alfred Hitchcock. His mistrust of conventional wisdom often leads him to make pronouncements intended as much to shock as to elucidate, and he frequently questions established ideas and normative attitudes toward moral, ethical, and social behaviors. Chabrol’s intelligence is far-reaching, moving freely between philosophy, politics, psychology, literature, and history, and his iconoclastic spirit, combined with his blend of sarcasm and self-deprecating humor, gives his interviews a tone that hovers between a high moral seriousness and a cynical sense of hilarity in the face of the world’s complexities.

Claude Chabrol s Aesthetics of Opacity

LE BOUCHER (1969) Screenplay and dialogues: Claude Chabrol Principal actors: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Roger Rudel LA RUPTURE (1970) Screenplay and dialogues: Claude Chabrol Based on the novel The Balloon Man by Charlotte Armstrong ...

Claude Chabrol s Aesthetics of Opacity

Examines how Cold War films depicted pertinent issues of American social class and gender

The Late Films of Claude Chabrol

La Fleur du mal: Entretien avec Claude Chabrol, LAvant-Scène du cinéma 519, February, 69-73. Alion, Yves (2006a). Entretien avec Claude Chabrol - A propos de L'Ivresse du pouvoir, LAvant-Scène du cinéma 548, January, 76-80.

The Late Films of Claude Chabrol

A member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s, Claude Chabrol has received the least amount of critical and scholarly attention, although he was the more prolific and commercially successful of them all. Jacob Leigh fills this lacuna by focusing on the last nine feature films of Chabrol's career, exploring his imagery, camerawork, use of sound and music, and performances, revealing the stylistic characteristics of his films while identifying the fundamental thematic issues that lie at the heart of his career-length exploration of the relationship between individuals and societies. Key areas of focus includes Chabrol's careful depiction of upper-class settings in films such as La Cérémonie (1995), Merci pour le chocolat (2000) and La Fille coupée en deux (2007) and on what Robin Wood and Michael Walker call 'the beast in man' (1970), the quasi-sympathetic 'id-figures' of which Le Boucher's Popaul is the most celebrated. Chabrol's 'id-figures' inherit the traits of Shadow of a Doubt's Uncle Charlie, Rope's Brandon and Strangers on a Train's Bruno, all three of whom have characteristics of the Nietzsche-quoting psychopath familiar in crime fiction. Additionally, The Late Films of Claude Chabrol considers the influence on Chabrol of a range of significant writers, including Patrick Hamilton, Patricia Highsmith, Charlotte Armstrong and Ruth Rendell.

Claude Chabrol

This clear and comprehensive study is the first book-length analysis of Claude Chabrol to be published in English since 1970.

Claude Chabrol

This clear and comprehensive study is the first book-length analysis of Claude Chabrol to be published in English since 1970. It brings back into focus a giant of French cinema, a man recently described by the French film press as "possibly the greatest living French film-maker." Claude Chabrol has made more than fifty films in a career spanning forty years. This illuminating account traces the development of his film style. It contains detailed analyses of the major films, an exploration of Chabrol's concern with genre, and an awareness of his work's theoretical and political resonance.

Claude Chabrol

This account traces the development of his film style from the experimental period of the Nouvelle Vague to the mature thriller of the 1970s and the work of the 1990s.

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol has made more than 50 films in a career spanning 40 years. This account traces the development of his film style from the experimental period of the Nouvelle Vague to the mature thriller of the 1970s and the work of the 1990s.

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885

[Har] CHABROL, Claude. 115299. “Bodysong: The Essential Claude Chabrol Volume 1 . Films by Charles Chaplin.” Sight and Sound, 94. [BC] 115300. “Claude Chabrol.” Cahiers Du Cinéma, 660, 8. [BC] 115301. “Claude Chabrol: merci pour le ...

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885


Studying French Cinema

References and Suggestions for Further Reading Armstrong, R., 'Claude Chabrol', Senses of Cinema, 2002, accessible online: http://www.sensesofcinema.com/ contents/directors/02/chabrol.html.

Studying French Cinema

Adopting a textual approach, with an emphasis on recent popular films, Studying French Cinema is geared toward nonspecialists studying French and film studies, as well as the general reader who might be interested in postwar French cinema. Each chapter focuses on one or more key films, from the groundbreaking output of the Nouvelle Vague ( Les 400 coups, 1959) to contemporary documentaries ( Etre et avoir, 2002) and situates these works within explorations of childhood, adolescence, and coming of age; auteur ideology and individual style; the representation of recent French history; aesthetic approaches; transnational production practices; and popular cinema, comedy, and gender issues. Taken together, this history provides a fresh perspective on postwar French history and points readers toward further study of related films.

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol


A History of the French New Wave Cinema

Braucourt, Claude Chabrol, 58. 30. Allen, “Claude Chabrol,” 58. 31. David Overbey, “Chabrol: Game of Mirrors,” 81. 32. R. P. Kolker, The Altering Eye, 184. 33. Claude Chabrol, “La peau, l'air et l'inconscient,” 24. 34.

A History of the French New Wave Cinema

The French New Wave cinema is arguably the most fascinating of all film movements, famous for its exuberance, daring, and avant-garde techniques. A History of the French New Wave Cinema offers a fresh look at the social, economic, and aesthetic mechanisms that shaped French film in the 1950s, as well as detailed studies of the most important New Wave movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Richard Neupert first tracks the precursors to New Wave cinema, showing how they provided blueprints for those who would follow. He then demonstrates that it was a core group of critics-turned-directors from the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma—especially François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, and Jean-Luc Godard—who really revealed that filmmaking was changing forever. Later, their cohorts Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and Pierre Kast continued in their own unique ways to expand the range and depth of the New Wave. In an exciting new chapter, Neupert explores the subgroup of French film practice known as the Left Bank Group, which included directors such as Alain Resnais and Agnès Varda. With the addition of this new material and an updated conclusion, Neupert presents a comprehensive review of the stunning variety of movies to come out of this important era in filmmaking.

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol


The New Wave

Landru: Sagan, Françoise, and Claude Chabrol. Landru. Paris: Julliard. 1963. “La Muette” (Paris vu par ... ): L'Avant-Scène du Cinéma 92 (May 1969). Complete. Les Biches: L'Avant-Scène du Cinéma 92 (May 1969). Synopsis and photos only.

The New Wave

Three decades after its first publication, The New Wave is still considered one of the fundamental texts on the French film movement of the same name. Led by filmmakers as influential as Truffaut and Godard, the New Wave was a seminal moment in cinematic history, and The New Wave has been hailed as the most complete book ever written about it. The New Wave tells the story of the New Wave through examinations of five of the most important directors of the era: Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, and Rivette. With detailed notes and over fifty breathtaking stills, the book has appealed both to academics and interested novices alike. The thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword by the author. Praise for the first edition of The New Wave: “The most complete book I know on the five most important directors of the New Wave.” - Costa-Gavras “At last a book that intelligently and critically examines that remarkable phenomenon known as the New Wave. Not just a book for film buffs, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the interrelations between art, politics, and life in the second half of the twentieth century. A remarkable achievement.” - Richard Roud, Founder, New York Film Festival “There is a genuine kind of honesty at work in the writing: a sense that the author wishes to describe the subject more clearly, help the reader, and not ‘explain’ (in the pompous sense of the word) or criticize for the sake of being superior. It’s refreshing.” - Ted Perry, Museum of Modern Art

Take One s Essential Guide to Canadian Film

Blood Relatives 1978 101m prod Cinévideo , Classic Films Industries , Filmel ( France ) , exp Julian Melzack , p Denis Héroux , Eugène Lepicier , d Claude Chabrol , sc Sydney Banks , Claude Chabrol , book Ed McBain , ph Jean Rabier ...

Take One s Essential Guide to Canadian Film

The most exhaustive and up-to-date reference book on Canadian film and filmmakers, combining 700 reviews and biographical listings with a detailed chronology of major events in Canadian film and television history.

The Cinema of France

Claude Chabrol Alexandre , W. ( 2003 ) Claude Chabrol : la traversée des apparences , biographie . Paris : Félin . Austin , G. ( 1999 ) Claude Chabrol . Manchester : Manchester University Press . Blanchet , C. ( 1989 ) Claude Chabrol .

The Cinema of France

An in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, The Cinema of France contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. The book features works from the silent period and poetic realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France provides an illuminating history of this essential national cinema and includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samouraï (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).

Film An International Bibliography

Claude Chabrol Sagan, Françoise; Chabrol, Claude: Landru. ... Wood, Robin; Walker, Michael: Claude Chabrol. ... Includes a conversation with Chabrol, interviews with Isabelle Huppert and other actors, contributions by Claude Mouchard, ...

Film     An International Bibliography

Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.

Cahiers Du Cinema

Claude. Chabrol: 'Serious. Things'. ('Les. Choses. serieuses',. Cahiers. du. Cinema. 46,. April. 1955) . . .' Whatever happens, I think the release of Rear Window will tend to create a united front in film criticism.

Cahiers Du Cinema

'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement

Claude Chabrol

This is the first book-length study in English on Chabrol since 1970.

Claude Chabrol

This is the first book-length study in English on Chabrol since 1970. Chabrol has always been a neglected figure in the French New Wave but has recently been declared 'possibly the greatest living film director in France'.. Coincides with the recent renewal of interest in Chabrol, which has seen his back catalogue released in the UK on video.. Celebration of Chabrol's fiftieth film recently, Rien ne va plus prompted many festivals and retrospectives. Publication coincides with Chabrol's new film which is discussed in this study.. Writtten by one of the liveliest critics in French cinema - author of Contemporary French Cinema.

Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol


Louis Malle French Film Directors

Notoriously , working with Claude Chabrol in Les Cousins ( 1958 ) he reprised the scene , showing a student party that culminates in a similar fascist fantasy . Other young ' Hussards ' found similar cinematic success .

Louis Malle  French Film Directors

This critical analysis of the work of Louis Malle, director of 'Au Revoir les Enfants' and 'My Dinner with André', focuses on the most challenging aspects of his oeuvre, such as his portayals of Nazi-occupied France.

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

Claude Chabrol Dernier domicile connu (Last Known Address) (1970), d. José Giovanni Descente aux enfers (Descent into Hell) (1986), d. Francis Girod Détective (1985), d. Jean-Luc Godard Deux hommes dans la ville (Two Men in Town) (1973) ...

Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2005

Chabrol was one of the founders characters like toys and monsters ) . But of of the French New Wave ... Directed by as it would be experienced by a first - time Claude Chabrol and produced by Marin viewer . Would that newcomer note the ...

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2005

A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.