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City of Darkness, City of Light: Emigre Filmmakers in Paris, 1929-1939
by Alastair Phillips
Amsterdam University Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-90-5356-633-6 | Paper: 978-90-5356-634-3 | eISBN: 978-90-485-0525-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1993.5.F7P475 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The volume is the first-ever book-length study of the cinematic representation of Paris in the films of German èmigrè filmmakers, many of whom fled there as a refuge from Hitler. In coming to Paris—a privileged site in terms of production, exhibition, and film culture—these experienced professionals also encountered resistance: hostility toward Germans, anti-Semitism, and boycotts from a French industry afraid of losing jobs to foreigners. Phillips juxtaposes the cinematic portrayal of Paris in the films of Robert Siodmak, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Max Ophüls, Anatol Litvak, and others with the wider social and cultural debates about the city in cinema.

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