Danielle Darrieux une femme moderne
La première véritable biographie de l'une des plus grandes actrices du 20ème siècle. Danielle Darrieux fêtera ses 100 ans le 1er mai 2017. Ses initiales DD ont été célèbres bien avant BB. Danielle Darrieux a tourné son premier film en 1931, à l'âge de 14 ans. Elle charme par son naturel et incarne alors la jeune femme moderne du cinéma français, une " drôle de gosse " sexy et pétulante. En 1936 Mayerling de Litvak prouve qu'elle peut tout jouer, la comédie comme le drame. Ce film en fait une star internationale et lui ouvre les portes d'Hollywood. Elle est alors la plus populaire des actrices françaises. Toutes les jeunes femmes veulent lui ressembler. Dans les années cinquante, la star triomphe aux côtés de Gérard Philipe, Jean Gabin, James Mason ou Jean Marais. Elle devient la muse de Max Ophuls et s'impose dans Marie-Octobre. En 1967, Jacques Demy la choisit pour incarner la mère de Catherine Deneuve, qu'elle retrouve en 2002 dans Huit femmes. Au fil des décennies, l'actrice incarnera toujours une femme intelligente, en quête de liberté. Ses trois mariages, dont celui avec Porfirio Rubirosa, seront scrutés par les médias, tout comme ses agissements sous l'Occupation. Ce livre est une traversée documentée de la carrière de la star. Révélant des faits méconnus et des films oubliés, il s'attache à mettre en lumière la modernité que Danielle Darrieux a su porter durant 80 ans de cinéma.
The French Screen Goddess
Many years before Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve rose to fame, the French cinema produced a host of glamorous female stars designed to rival their Hollywood counterparts. Bathed in soft light, discussed adoringly in fan magazines and shown wearing the latest fashions, these 'cinematic stars' emerged in opposition to France's traditional stage-based stardom, while remaining, through the roles they played and the looks they sported, a distinctly French phenomenon. The French Screen Goddess examines how these stars influenced the narratives and look of their films, contributed to defining the period's new, emancipated femininity -, the 'modern woman' -, and related to the decade's politics, particularly the Popular Front of the mid-1930s. The book focuses on the three most important examples of this type of stardom, Annabella, Danielle Darrieux and Michele Morgan, while also considering many other key stars, such as Arletty, Viviane Romance and Jean Gabin. Previously neglected films are considered and true classics of French cinema re-examined, with Rene Clair's Quatorze juillet, Julien Duvivier's La Bandera, and Marcel Carne's Le Quai des brumes and Hotel du Nord foremost among these.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
‘I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do after I had gone from it.’ - Choderlos de Laclos A great sensation at the time of first publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses reads as much the most 'modern' of eighteenth-century novels. Viewed by some critics as a morality tale and others as a subtle inquiry into libertinism, it brilliantly depicts the foibles of the French aristocracy on the eve of the French Revolution. Renowned for its exploration of lust, revenge and human malice, and still carrying a tremendous power to shock, its adaptations for screen and stage have made its central characters notorious for their sophisticated and ultimately tragic games of seduction and manipulation.
Harold and Maude
Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and "borrows" cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting—here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo. Harold and Maude started as Colin Higgins's master's thesis at UCLA Film School. He was working as a pool boy when Paramount purchased the script. The 1971 film, directed by Hal Ashby, bombed. But then this quirky, dark comedy began being shown on college campuses and at midnight-movie theaters, and it gained a loyal cult following. In 1997 it was selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. This novelization was published shortly after the film's release, but has been out of print for more than 30 years. Even fans who have seen the movie dozens of times will find this companion valuable, as it gives fresh elements to watch for and answers many of the film's unresolved questions. Colin Higgins was a screenwriter, director, and producer of films that included Harold and Maude, Silver Streak, 9 to 5, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He died in 1988.
La dr le de guerre des sexes du cin ma fran ais
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Read the lost masterpiece behind the major new film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Michelle Williams Set during the year that France fell to the Nazis, Suite Française falls into two parts. The first is a brilliant depiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion; the second follows the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation. Suite Française is a novel that teems with wonderful characters struggling with the new regime. However, amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places. Irène Némirovsky began writing Suite Française in 1940, but her death in Auschwitz prevented her from seeing the day, sixty-five years later, that the novel would be discovered by her daughter and hailed worldwide as a masterpiece.
Thinking of starting a business? Chances are you will be excited by your ideas, but daunted by what might lie ahead. Most start-up guides make that feeling worse, by overloading you with complex, yet missing out the essentials that you really need to focus on to succeed. From Acorns is a different kind of book. Free from jargon and full of practical tips from countless entrepreneurs, it’s the only guide that tells you exactly what you need to know – no frills, no complications. In its second edition, this bestselling book now includes information not only for small start-ups, but for those with ambitious growth plans who need to plan big financial pitches, initiate and nurture large scale expansions, and, eventually, sell and move on to the next venture. From Acorns is the no nonsense guide to starting a business – whether your plans or modest or on a grand scale, this book helps you get it right first time around.
Follow the Line to School
Follow the line from the science corner to the library, from recess to show-and-tell. This new Follow the Line book-illustrated in Laura Ljungkvist's signature line style-takes children on a colorful, comforting, and altogether fun romp through the school day. With its unique modern design and engaging interactive text, Follow the Line to School is sure to appeal to both new and returning students.
Histoire mondiale de la femme Soci t s modernes et contemporaines
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Ever since his first show for the house in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel collections have consistently made headlines and dictated trends the world over. For the first time, every Chanel collection ever created by Lagerfeld is here gathered in a single volume - a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most influential fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today, followed by a brief biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld, before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically and introduced by a short text unveiling each collection's influences and highlights. Each collection is illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes (from evening dresses and day suits to casual and sports pieces), details, accessories (from hats and jewelry to handbags and shoes), beauty looks and set designs - and of course the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. A treasure trove of inspiration, this richly illustrated publication will be the must-have reference for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.