Год издания: 2007
Издатель: University of Chicago Press
Количество страниц: 272
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The recent history of cultural exchange between France and the United States would appear to be defined by "freedom fries" and boycotts against Beaujolais-or, on the other side of the Atlantic, by enraged farmers toppling statues of Ronald McDonald. But this dismal state of affairs is a long way from the mutual admiration that followed World War II, epitomized in a 1958 cover of Look magazine that declared "Brigitte Bardot conquers America". "It's So French!: Hollywood, Paris, and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture" explores the close affinity between the French and American film industries that flourished in the postwar years, breaking down myths of American imperialism and French cultural protectionism while illuminating the vital role that cinema has played in the globalization of culture. Hollywood was once enamored with everything French and this infatuation blossomed in a wildly popular series of films including An American in Paris, Gigi, and Funny Face. Schwartz...