A Short History of Cahiers du Cinema

Paperback $17.95

Verso | Oct 01, 2011 | 176 Pages | 5-1/5 x 7-4/5 | ISBN 9781844677603

  • Paperback$17.95

    Verso | Oct 01, 2011 | 176 Pages | 5-1/5 x 7-4/5 | ISBN 9781844677603

  • Hardcover$22.95

    Verso | Nov 16, 2009 | 156 Pages | 5-2/5 x 8 | ISBN 9781844672325

  • Ebook$17.95

    Verso | Apr 15, 2014 | 176 Pages | ISBN 9781844678310

Praise

“It was ‘the last modernist project’, Emilie Bickerton says in this deft account of the real life and virtual death of Cahiers du cinema. The cinema itself lived and died in its pages, and it would be hard to imagine a better brief guide to the magazine’s positions and polemics than this intelligent and sharply focused book.”—Michael Wood

“Valuable and highly informative.”—Philip French, The Observer

“The French New Wave directors all came from Cahiers du Cine?ma, a magazine that turned film criticism upside down in the 1950s. The salvos of its sagacity are finely charted by Bickerton, who also laments the recent slide into dumbed-down mediocrity.”—Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

“What I love is Bickerton’s certainty and courage … Bickerton does a well-told, thoroughly researched job.”—Nick James, Sight & Sound

“Compelling … a reminder that contemporary film criticism could do with being more unapologetically clever—more ingenious, more argumentative, more French.”—London Review of Books

“Has many of the ingredients of a good thriller … Emilie Bickerton’s alert prose manages to convey the drama and passionate confrontation of ideas, and she shows a keen eye for revealing detail.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Emilie Bickerton has done a valuable and highly informative job.”—Philip French, Observer

“Tantalisingly concise … A reminder that contemporary film criticism could do with being more unapologetically clever—more ingenious, more argumentative, more French.”—Jonathan Romney, London Review of Books

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