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Cross-Channel Perspectives

The French Reception of British Cinema

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Leila Wimmer

Contents: Realism and ‘Impure’ cinema: the positive reception of British cinema after WWII – François Truffaut and the New Wave: the vilification of British cinema – The creation of an alternative canon: Positif, Midi-Minuit fantastique, British horror and the fantastic – The ‘return of the social’: Ken Loach in the pantheon – Contemporary press reviews – Interviews with French and British film critics Jean-Paul Török and V.F. Perkins.