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Le Denier Metro

by: Sarah Doberneck

Le Denier Metro French 41

Sarah Doberneck
French Cinema and Culture
Dr. Chirila

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Doberneck on Sunday October 18, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to French 41 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Dr. Chirila in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see French Cinema and Culture in French at University of California - Los Angeles.

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Date Created: 10/18/15
It is presented as a lm about the Second World War War is not a topic that the French want to discuss It is easier for them to talk about the Great War and their heroism Myths about WWII 0 Heroic outpouring of patriotism 0 Extremely dif cult life in occupied Paris 0 Resistance coordinated from London by de Gaulle 0 General cowardice and culpability Invasion of France 0 Period of time where there wasn39t any actual ghting but Germany wasn39t doing good things Known as the phony war from September 1939 to May 1940 In May of 1940 Germany launches an invasion of France Between 26 May and 4 June 200000 British and 140000 French soldiers were exacted to England France fell on June 14 French was put under an armistice and kept trying to evacuate as many citizens as possible Divided into occupied and free zones Occupied France 0 Known as a dark period in France 0 Jews and people who resisted were sent to concentration camps French culture was suppressed Social life for the upper classes resumed as usual with fashion shows theatre opera horse racing The sorrow and the pity 1969 0 Challenges how we see the Nazis and the French involvementopposition during world war 2 Shatters the myth that the French were uni ed in the resistance against the Nazis through interviews with people of all social classes Truffaut said he wanted to make a love story about the lm yet didn39t think he would be able to make one that could measure up to a documentary like the sorrow and the pity The last metro 1980 o The script is in uenced but events that stuck out to the directors who were children during the time of the occupation Had it been created a few years earlier it would39ve been criticized for being too sympathetic of all the characters Once Mao died it was revealed how horrible communism truly was BC genocide and antiSemitism So once the lm was introduced it was better accepted due to the world political events in 1979 Addresses intolerance forJewish people as well as homosexuals Lucas Steiner Hides in the basement of his theater but almost in denial about the dangers Wants to focus on writing and directing Feigns oblivion Ashli tithe chemistry between his wife and her co star Bernard granger Underground political activity Gives up acting to join the resistance Cynical article who doesn39t believe art can bring about change Marion Steiner Mysterious and subtle A trapped character Multifaceted Appears as a restrained actress in a Play but shows passion in her personal life The last part that shows her holding both men39s hands makes a connection between real life and art Themes to explore Play within the lm Female characters 0 Image of the mother 0 Oedipal complex MarionBernard Male characters 0 The hidden father the Jewish dentist Life imitating art art intimidating life Art as refuge Love triangle Decep on Symbols of spatial transgressions the hats in the restaurant the drawn stockings on nardine and martinis limbs the aggressive handshake between Marion and the German of cer Screen memory Cinematic innovations Use of mise en scene preference of sequence shots on montage Shooting from outside through window Freeze frame Unpolished shooting using hand held camera minimal use of lighting deliberate errors in cinematic language A new approach to cinematic story plot and narrative Rede ning the relationship between life and cinema between documentary and ction Unique use of voice of Relationship between content and form Extensive use of inter textuality Mixture of genres


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