A Thousand Screenplays: The French Imagination in a Time of Crisis

Author:   Sabine Chalvon-Demersay ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Edition:   2nd ed.
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9780226100692


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   05 May 1999
Format:   Paperback
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A Thousand Screenplays: The French Imagination in a Time of Crisis


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In 1991, French public television held an amateur screenwriting contest. When Sabine Chalvon-Demersay, a French sociologist, examined the roughly 1000 entries, she had hoped to analyze their differences. What she found, however, surprised her. Although the entrants covered nearly every social demographic, their screenplays presented similar characters in similar situations confronting similar problems. The time of crisis presented by the amateur writers was not one of war, famine, or disease - it was the millennial dilemma of representation. In a world plagued by alienation, individualization and a lack of mobility, how can members of a society combat their declining senses of self? Although the contestants wrote about life in France, their concerns and struggles have a distinctly universal ring. Chalvon-Demersay offers a clear, if still developing, photograph of the contemporary imagination.

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Author:   Sabine Chalvon-Demersay ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Edition:   2nd ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 21.50cm
Weight:   0.240kg
ISBN:  

9780226100692


ISBN 10:   0226100693
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   05 May 1999
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Teresa Lavender Fagan is a freelance translator living in Chicago; she has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press and other publishers.

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