Paris, more than any other city on earth, offers a feast for cinema-goers. Cinema’s place among the arts is special and far superior to that found anywhere else. The sheer number and variety of theatres dedicated to the diversity of the cinematic art and its pleasures, ensure an enduring festive spirit. Cineastes and cine´philes from the world over gather in Paris to indulge their appetites for film.
Global cinema lives in the city’s screening rooms. This book delights in revealing some of the fascinating details of this life, for to celebrate the film theatres of Paris is to celebrate film culture itself.
Conceived by film scholar Dina Iordanova and film critic and author Jean-Michel Frodon, known here, respectively, as ‘the privileged outsider’ and ‘the cognisant insider’, Cinemas of Paris is a compendium of writings by specialists in both film and the city. Lavishly illustrated tales are told of the unique places where film is screened, chiefly the independent theatres with their often idiosyncratic backgrounds (and occasionally a few ghosts), but also about the city’s unique cultural institutions and its ubiquitous multiplexes. And there are stories, too, of the men and the women who have made these places strongholds of cinematic discovery and delight, and who continue to keep cinema alive.
The book is available in both paperback and hardback editions.
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