Leo Robson

Cahier Du Cinema

The Faber Book of French Cinema

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Charles Drazin has succeeded in writing a history of French cinema that can be read from beginning to end. Of all the varieties of writing about film, with the exception of some niche scholarship, chronological history is the one least characterised by readability; so Drazin’s achievement is considerable, and extremely welcome.

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