Situations and cinephilic discourse in the« Nouvelle Vague generation » movies

Cyril Laverger

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Situations et discours cinéphiles dans les films de la "génération Nouvelle Vague"
Abstract :
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Cinephilia is at the heart of the emergence of the "Nouvelle Vague". Quite logically, directors belonging to this movement stage elements linlœd to cinephilia: from the most popular to the most leamed. Nearly about two thirds of the films of our large range show characters going to the cinema, or talking about films or characters who have hanged pictures of stars on the walls of their rooms, etc. Thus, these films highlight representations linking the love of cinema to the daily routine of the characters; whether it is about the representation of the intimate bond that binds the character to an adulated star echoing its own identity, its thought and its feelings; or else, the representation of the expression of the tastes and the reflexions of a character, fan of a leamed cinephilia. In these films, cinephilia always participates -with various other elements­in the construction of the sociocultural identity of the characters.
Published : 2018-01
Document Type : Journal articles
Affiliation : ESRA Côte d'Azur


Cyril Laverger, « Situations and cinephilic discourse in the« Nouvelle Vague generation » movies », Cycnos, 2018-01. URL :