Jean-Jacques Beineix

By Philip Powrie

Jean-Jacques Beineix

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5533-1
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: December 2001
  • BIC Category: The arts / Film scripts & screenplays, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, Film history, theory & criticism, Film scripts & screenplays, Film and Media
  • Series: French Film Directors Series


This volume is the first to examine, in either French or English, the films of Jean-Jacques Beineix, often seen as the best example of the 1980s cinéma du look, with cult films, such as Diva and Betty Blue (37º 2 le matin)

.. After an introduction which places Beineix in the context of the 1980s and the arguments centering on a postmodern cinema, the volume devotes a chapter to each of Beineix's feature films, including the film which marked his return to feature film making after a break of a decade, Mortel Transfert (2001). Prefaced by an excellent foreword by the director himself, which includes a broad condemnation of French critics. Includes many illustrations direct from the director's own collection, complementing the interviews Powrie made with him and his collaborators.


1. Introduction
2. Beineix in context
3. Diva (1980)
4. La Lune dans le caniveau (1983)
5. 37º 2 le matin (1986)
6. Roselyne et les Lions (1989)
7. IP5 (1992)
8. Mortel Transfert (2001)
9. Conclusion


Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies and Director of the Centre for Research into Film & Media at the University of Newcastle- upon- Tyne

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