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Jean Vigo

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1905–34).

French film‐maker. Vigo made only four films before his death from tuberculosis, yet these mark him as one of the greatest of directors. Zéro de conduite (1933) is about...

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Jean Vigo

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1905–34).

French film‐maker. Vigo made only four films before his death from tuberculosis, yet these mark him as one of the greatest of directors. Zéro de conduite (1933) is about...

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Jean Vigo

Martin O'Shaughnessy.

in French Studies

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 430 words.

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Vigo, Jean (1905–34)

in Dictionary Plus Media Studies

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 53 words.

Made only four innovative films, most importantly Zéro de Conduite (1933), dealing with his experiences at school. That

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Vigo, Jean (1905–34)

in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

January 1995; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 88 words.

(1905–34).

French film‐maker. Vigo made only four films before his death from tuberculosis, yet these mark him

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Vigo, Jean (1905–34)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 51 words.

He died tragically young of leukaemia. Vigo's anarchic debut feature, Zéro de Conduite (1933), was banned in France

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Visual Representation of Film Sound as an Analytical Tool

Rick Altman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 6972 words.

This chapterexplores graphical representations of film sequences and the importance of visual representations of film sound as a tool for film analysis. It provides several historical...

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“The Music Has Something to Say”

Hannah Lewis.

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 10794 words.

Chapter 6 focuses on a well-known case of conflict surrounding a film’s music: the beloved 1934 film L’Atalante. The second collaboration between experimental filmmaker Jean Vigo and film...

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<i>Flâneuses</i> and The Unmaking of Place

Margaret C. Flinn.

in The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9670 words.

This chapter proposes a gendered reading of urban space, showing how when characters move through such spaces, their trajectories are conditioned by their social status, of which gender is...

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Roads, rivers, canals: spaces of freedom from Epstein to Vigo

Jean-Louis Pautrot.

in Screening the Paris suburbs

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6428 words.

Visual tropes of movement and passage in French films of the 1920s and 1930s qualify the suburb as a locus of temporary release from the constraints of authority, industrialization and...

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Renoir’s Automaton, Vigo’s Puppet: Automatism and Movement in <i>La Règle du jeu</i> and <i>L’Atalante</i>

Patrick ffrench.

in French Studies

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: European History; European Languages; Literary Studies (European). 8259 words.

Jean Renoir’s 1939 film La Règle du jeu incorporates several automata as indexes of the alienated status of the class it depicts, including the orchestrion that the main protagonist Robert...

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Menard, Pierre

Timothy R. Mahoney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; Native American History; World History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1187 words.

Menard, Pierre (07 October 1766–13 June 1844), frontier trader, merchant, and politician, was born at St. Antoine, Quebec, Canada, the son of Jean Baptiste Menard, a French-born merchant,...

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French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Hannah Lewis.

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 264 pages.

French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema examines film music practices in France during a period of widespread artistic and creative experimentation: the...

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The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–1939

Margaret C. Flinn.

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Film. 254 pages.

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...

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