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Golden Age on silver screen. Representations of the French Second Empire in Jean Renoir’s Nana and Sacha Guitry’s Si Paris nous était conté…

Le Temps des médias n° 27, Automne-Hiver 2016-2017, p. 31-46.

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The French Second Empire has been subject of both Jean Renoir and Sacha Guitry movies. Despite their stylistic differences, these same generation born directors have the same look on this era. Through cinema technical facilities, they can tamper with time, mythologize this period, and make it appear as a golden age of sweetness and fun (the famous Fête impériale).

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