L'Expertise de la spectatrice ordinaire dans le courrier des lecteurs des magazines populaires: le cas de L'Ecran franais
Author: Sellier, Genevive
Source: Studies in French Cinema, Volume 10, Number 3, August 2010 , pp. 219-234(16)
Abstract:While most French scholars who write on French film are focused on auteurs and aesthetics, this article explores readers' letters published by L'Ecran franais, a popular leftist weekly in post-war France. Using the pseudonym L'Ami Pierrot (the title of an old French popular song), the journalists who answered their readers were strongly judgmental of those fans (mostly women) who expressed their attraction to (male) stars, while favouring the good taste for great directors and great films, mostly expressed in letters from men. In making such distinctions between good and bad moviegoers, they deepened the gendered divide between male high culture and female mass culture in contemporary France.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Universit Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3/Institut Universitaire de France.
Publication date: 2010-08-01
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