French National Cinema and the Martial Arts Blockbuster

in French Politics, Culture & Society
View More View Less
  • 1 University of Wisconsin
Restricted access

For those of us accustomed to thinking of French cinema as a low-budget, philosophical alternative to Hollywood, the past few years might have been a bit disorienting. Established auteurs (Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer, Agnès Varda) and challenging newcomers (Gaspard Noé, Catherine Breillat, Erick Zonca) continue to impress, but their idiosyncratic views are now complemented by an increasing number of what look a lot like, well, French “blockbusters.” These are popular genre films that feature special effects and glossy production values.


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 69 69 30
Full Text Views 4 2 0
PDF Downloads 13 4 0