The beauty of the real [electronic resource] : what Hollywood can learn from contemporary French actresses / Mick LaSalle.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford General Books, 2012.
1 online resource (249 p.)
- Motion picture actors and actresses -- France.
Actresses -- France.
Women in motion pictures.
Motion pictures, French -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Even as actresses become increasingly marginalized by Hollywood, French cinema is witnessing an explosion of female talent-a Golden Age unlike anything the world has seen since the days of Stanwyck, Hepburn, Davis, and Garbo. In France, the joy of acting is alive and well. Scores of French actresses are doing the best work of their lives in movies tailored to their star images and unique personalities. Yet virtually no one this side of the Atlantic even knows about them. Viewers who feel shortchanged by Hollywood will be thrilled to discover The Beauty of the Real.This book
- Introduction : two myths
The young woman alone : Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Adjani, and Nathalie Baye
Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Béart, and the temptations of vanity
The shame of Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, and La cérémonie
The allure of Hollywood
Alone at midlife : Nathalie Baye in the nineties
The French Meryl Streep
Marriage and adultery (same thing)
Géraldine Pailhas and building a career
Isabelle Carré and madness
Les femmes d'un certain age
The new talent
France and America
Appendix one : how to sell French films in the United States
Appendix two : how to see French films in the United States.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- LaSalle, Mick.
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