The haunting presence of the auteur has long loomed over the French film industry; it was in France itself that the auteur theory as a major film discussion was first … Continue reading Does ‘the Phantom of the Auteur’ Haunt French Cinema?
Artistic historical representations of French national identity have long been an important cultural element when it comes to the French cinema exploring its own sense of self. Indeed, the very … Continue reading Cinematic Histories: The Hybridity of the Heritage Genre in Contemporary French Cinema
Click HERE to read by new essay, The Last Metro: A Sequence Analysis. The essay is posted to the great film site, Battleship Pretension.
Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman is a Woman (1961) opens like a grand theatre production, as we, the audience, are sat surrounded by darkness, in anticipation for the show to begin. … Continue reading A Movie is a Movie, by Darrell Ron Tuffs
Summary: During the First World War, the French military orders a court-martial accusing soldiers of cowardice after an attack on an enemy position fails. Spoilers It is a truism in … Continue reading Paths of Glory (1957) Stanley Kubrick
We know that A World of Film has been a little quiet recently. The site has had a small break, but we will be back very soon, and already have … Continue reading Our YouTube Channel
Please take a look at my new DVD review of Le Week-End for Battleship Pretension. Thank you Home Video Hovel: Le Week-End, by Darrell Tuffs
Claude Chabrol’s forth feature film The Good Time Girls, was released in 1960, the same year as Godard’s landmark film Breathless, and, just one year after Truffaut’s career-launching The 400 … Continue reading The Good Time Girls (1960) Claude Chabrol (Darrell Ron Tuffs)
Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he’s seen by witnesses. His … Continue reading Le Samourai (1967) – Jean Pierre Melville (Pete Johnson)
Synopsis: A model in Geneva encounters a mysterious retired judge who eavesdrops on his neighbours, while her neighbour, a young lawyer, has romantic problems.
“I am not a poet. I am an engineer.” Krzysztof Kieslowski Synposis: After her husband and daughter are killed in a car crash, a grief-stricken young woman attempts to live … Continue reading Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) – Krzysztof Kieslowski (Niall McArdle)
This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France.