Movies and Film
Ten Fabulous French Films
You can read about them till the moon turns blue, but until you actually sit down and watch them, you can't begin to appreciate the full menu of French films the twentieth century bequeathed to posterity. What we've given you here is a chronological list of our 10 favorite French films made during the sound era.
The key word in that last sentence is our. We're not aiming for historical coverage or stylistic range here. Some "real biggies" are on our list, as are a few more obscure masterpieces that we highly recommend. As with all of the film lists we've provided in this book, though, a few hours of visual pleasure a week will permanently transform you from head-scratching neophyte to discriminating connoisseur.
Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Movies and Film © 2001 by Mark Winokur and Bruce Holsinger. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.