Nikita

French Film Guide

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Nikita: French Film Guide
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  • 0857715194
  • 9781845114473
  • 9780857715197
Nikita' (1990) is the story of a nineteen-year old junkie, Nikita (Anne Parillaud) who is given a second chance in life through being trained to be - and becoming - a skilled assassin for the State. 'Nikita' is a cult classic, directed by Luc Besson (with Thierry Arbogast as director of photography) in his hallmark powerful style. The film was an international hit, which spawned a TV series and a Hollywood remake. Susan Hayward develops here a fresh and provocative way of understanding 'Nikita''s plot structure as a neo-baroque symphony. She goes in depth into key sequences of the film, examines its reception as a popular film by audiences and critics, and looks at 'The Assassin', the Hollywood remake of 'Nikita'.This is a wonderfully exciting book on an underrated film. It also shows that the woman placed at the centre of a film noir can', as Susan Hayward points out, 'for once win - or at least "get away with it".''Ginette Vincendeau has assembled an elite corps of film scholars to address a marvellous array of modern and classic French films with the close-up scrutiny they deserve.'- Dudley Andrew
  • I.B.Tauris; February 2010
  • ISBN 9780857715197
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  • Title: Nikita
  • Author: Susan Hayward
  • Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0857715194
  • 9781845114473
  • 9780857715197
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0857715194
  • 9781845114473
  • 9780857715197