August 25, 2020 ReFocus: The Films of Michel Gondry
Marcelline Block, Jennifer Kirby, and Monique Taylor discuss their book: ReFocus: the Films of Michel Gondry, (b. 1963, Versailles), the acclaimed French auteur behind the mind-bending modern classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Marcelline Block is an award-winning film historian, author, editor and translator. Her publications include, among others, World Film Locations: Paris; World Film Locations: Marseilles (and its French version is entitled Filmer Marseille, which she co-translated into French); World Film Locations: Las Vegas; World Film Locations: Prague; World Film Locations: Boston; Fan Phenomena: Marilyn Monroe; French Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and Representation; French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi; An Anthology of French Singers from A to Z: Singin’ in French; Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Postwar Cinema, and the French to English translation of Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit’s Propaganda Documentaries in France: 1940-1944. French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi was named a Best Reference Book of 2015 by Library Journal (March 1, 2016)