Cover

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Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xvi

...see Coré (Béatrice Dalle), looking out the barred window of the house she shares with her husband, Léo (Alex Descas). As if following Coré’s line of vision to a reverse shot, we see a woman, jauntily dressed in a beret and a scarf, jump out of a taxicab (figs. 1 and 2). It takes just a split...

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Seeing Others

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pp. 18-147

...One of the distinctive features of Claire Denis’s cinema is the attention paid to the periphery, to the seemingly insignificant detail. All of Denis’s films have plots, and they certainly have characters. But the plots of her films never lead in a single direction, and they are often fragmented...

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Interview with Claire Denis

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pp. 148-163

...This interview took place in Paris in July 2003. I had spent the previous month in there, and I had the opportunity to see all of Denis’s short films, which are usually not shown outside of film festivals or retrospectives. In our discussion, Denis provided background and context for many of...

Filmography

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pp. 164-171

Bibliography

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pp. 172-179

Index

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pp. 180-185

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About the Author, Further Reading, Production Notes

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pp. 186-189

...Judith Mayne is Distinguished Humanities Professor and Professor of French and Women’s Studies at the Ohio State University...