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Book details the history of experimentation and innovation in French film

In the first of a two-part series, “French Film History, 1895-1946” explores the history and art that made French cinema stand out globally.

Author Richard Neupert, the Charles H. Wheatley Professor of the Arts in the department of theatre and film studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia, has written about the industry previously in “A History of the French New Wave Cinema,” “French Animation History” and most recently, “John Lasseter.”

“French Film History” provides a timeline of film innovation, scientific, social and cultural experimentation and the intricacies of the industry. Neupert examines the influence of the Lumière family, Georges Méliès and Alice Guy, important film studios Pathé and Gaumont, famous directors like René Clair, Germaine Dulac and Jean Renoir, and 50 years of film stars.