City of Darkness, City of Light
Émigré Filmmakers in Paris 1929-1939
|Subject||Allemands -- France -- Paris.
Emigranten. -- gtt
Exil. -- swd
Film, TV and radio. -- bicssc
Film. -- swd
Filmregisseurs. -- gtt
Filmschaffender. -- swd
Germans -- France -- Paris.
Germans. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00942100
Motion picture industry.
Motion picture producers and directors -- France -- Paris.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Motion picture producers and directors. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01027225
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference. -- bisacsh
Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma -- France -- Paris.
The arts. -- bicssc
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.