Cinema for French Conversation (4th ed.)

by Anne-Christine Rice

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  • 1585107700
  • 9781585106363
  • 9781585107704

An exciting book for incorporating French cinema and culture into a French language course. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single movie and includes tools for students watching the film, discussing and writing about the film, and understanding the film in a broader cultural context. This best-selling textbook continues to define language learning through film.

Included in each chapter, is vocabulary helpful to understanding and discussing the film, structured exercises in understanding the film once it has been viewed—especially for discussion in class—and an accompanying reading for each film designed to provide perspective on the film itself.

New to the fourth edition:
- Four new award-winning films
- Revised selection of readings
- Handy textboxes providing clarifications, examples, and how to avoid common mistakes
- Screen shots of characters in Premiere Approche
- Companion website offering links to film trailers, interviews, and other online resources

The Films (new in bold):
Inch’ Allah dimanche  |  Jean de Florette  |  Manon des sources  |  Ressources humaines  |  Joyeux Noël  |  Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain  |L’esquive  |  Ridicule  |  La veuve de Saint-Pierre  |  Les femmes du 6e étage  |   Welcome  |  Au revoir les enfants  |  8 femmes  |  Cyrano de Bergerac  |  Le hussard sur le toit  |  Molière  |  Le dernier métro  |  Le dîner de cons


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781585107704
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Cinema for French Conversation
  • Author: Anne-Christine Rice
  • Imprint: Focus
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1585107700
  • 9781585106363
  • 9781585107704

In The Press

Of the Third Edition:
“Cinema for French Conversation by Anne-Christine Rice is an outstanding text that is unlikely to be equaled anytime soon. This visually attractive, luxurious, 358-page tome is a language text in its own right since it incorporates a great many language-specific activities.... For right now the standard of excellence is measured by our good friends up in Newburyport, Massachusetts.”
- Thomas Conner, St. Norbert College, NECTFL Review #62


About The Author

Anne-Christine Rice is an instructor in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University. She completed her Masters degree and DEA (doctoral coursework) in Angers, France, and holds a CAPES, the French national certification for teaching.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1585107700
  • 9781585106363
  • 9781585107704