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  France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 22 régions and 96 départements of metropolitan France.
France is divided into 26 administrative régions: 22 are in metropolitan France (21 are on the continental part of metropolitan France; one is the "territorial collectivity" of Corse, on the island of Corsica, commonly referred to as a région in common speech), and four are overseas régions.
In 2003, France's natural population growth (excluding immigration) was responsible for almost all the natural growth in European population: the population of the European Union increased by 216,000 inhabitants (without immigration), of which 211,000 was the increase in France's population alone, and 5,000 was the increase in all the other countries of the EU combined.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/France   (7221 words)

  
 Cinema of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
France has been influential in the development of film as a mass medium and as an art form.
As the advent of television threatened the life of cinema itself, countries were faced with the problem of reviving cinema-going.
The French cinema market, and more generally the French-speaking market, is smaller than the English-speaking market, one reason being that some major markets such as the United States are fairly reluctant to import foreign movies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cinema_of_France   (1281 words)

  
 France - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the North Sea, and from the Rhine River to the Atlantic Ocean; it is bordered by the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra, and Spain.
France possesses a large variety of landscapes, ranging from coastal plains in the north and west, where France borders the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, to the mountain ranges in the south (the Pyrenees) and the south-east (the Alps), the latter containing the highest point in western Europe, Mont Blanc at 4810 m.
France has 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a "territorial collectivity", not a région, but is referred to as a région in common speech), 4 are overseas.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/France   (5590 words)

  
 Wikinfo | France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The beginnings of France has its seeds in the seizure and consolidation of territory following the appearance and permanent settling of two divisions of Franks on the lower Rhine River in the middle of the 3rd century.
In recent years, France's reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the advent of the euro in January 1999.
France joined 11 other EU members to launch the euro on January 1 1999, with euro coins and banknotes completely replacing the French franc in early 2002.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=France   (1009 words)

  
 Russian cinema
Russian cinema, though represented often by the bipartite division of Soviet and post-Soviet films, reveals figures and a world view bound to the motherland (the landscape), ingrained in ideology, inspired and penetrated by art, literature, and theatre, and galvanized by music.
cinema in Russia has always been regarded by its major practitioners as an art form, a continuation of the cultural traditions of nineteenth-century literature and art" (vii) and thus the purpose of this study is to explore the aesthetics of Russian cinema as cinematic texts.
During the early twentieth century, European cinema (especially France and Germany) reacted against the inundation of Hollywood cinema through the use of nationalist themes and the reclamation of themes with a European historical context from Hollywood.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/reviews/rev_16/MGbr16a.html   (1323 words)

  
 Cinema city - France - Europe - World - Travel - smh.com.au
It was designed as a temple to cinema and a monument to grandeur, with its art deco exterior and Oriental interior, and its three-level auditorium that seats 2750.
The MK2 Bibliotheque, 128-162 avenue de France, in the 13th, - in a setting of grand isolation, next to the new Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand - is the dream of an arthouse multiplex that has become reality.
The cinema feels a little like an airport, with information posted everywhere on electronic boards, displays that tell you how long the session has to run, and how many seats are available on each of the 14 screens.
smh.com.au /news/france/cinema-city/2006/03/09/1141701637056.html   (1914 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | France silences cinema mobiles
France will soon be the place to go to see a film, watch a play or listen to a symphony orchestra in peace without the irritating accompaniment of mobile phones.
The government announced yesterday that cinema, theatre and concert hall owners would be allowed to install jamming equipment to stop all but emergency calls.
Public annoyance at telephone noise was an important factor in the decline of cinema audiences.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/12/wmob12.xml   (229 words)

  
 Embassy of France in the US - Culture and Leisure
Internet use in France has grown swiftly and remarkably in a few years: every institution, daily newspaper, government department and business now has its own website and there are sites of all kinds (sport, education, services, films, etc.).
France, which invented the cinematograph in 1895, is still very active in this sector.
France is the home of some 11,300 dramatic artists and dancers, 16,200 musicians and singers, 250 music, opera and dance festivals, 8,700 variety performers; etc. In addition, amateur performers are increasing in number as teaching in these fields has grown apace (more than 4,300 institutions specialize in music alone).
www.ambafrance-us.org /atoz/culture.asp   (905 words)

  
 Cinéma Sussex - France in Canada
France in Canada > News > News from the Embassy > Press Releases > 2004
Ottawa, July 23rd, 2004 - This year, France and Canada are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the French presence in North America.
In September, France will be celebrating its 200th anniversary of the Civil code.
ambafrance-ca.org /article.php3?id_article=462   (310 words)

  
 FRANCE CINEMA STORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
France Cinéma, the most important festival of French films in Italy, first opened ten years ago in Florence under its Director Aldo Tassone, thanks to the collaboration of the French Institute in Florence and the support of various institutions and sponsors.
Thanks also to the great interest of the press, France Cinéma ("one of the most effervescent and motivated festivals held in Italy today") is now the one autumn appointment that film fans and enthusiasts do their best not to miss.
This year, to celebrate its tenth birthday (which coincides with the Centenary of the cinema), France Cinéma 1995 has dedicated an important retrospective (twenty films) to Italian and French film coproductions (1945-1995), which are in addition to the usual prize winning section of the festival.
www.mega.it /france.cinema/efrcisto.htm   (321 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film | News | In a secret Paris cavern, the real underground cinema
There the police found a full-sized cinema screen, projection equipment, and tapes of a wide variety of films, including 1950s film noir classics and more recent thrillers.
There exist, however, several secretive bands of so-called cataphiles, who gain access to the tunnels mainly after dark, through drains and ventilation shafts, and hold what in the popular imagination have become drunken orgies but are, by all accounts, innocent underground picnics.
Patrick Alk, a photographer who has published a book on the urban underground exploration movement and claims to be close to the group, told RTL radio the cavern's discovery was "a shame, but not the end of the world".
film.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/Guardian/0,4029,1299449,00.html   (638 words)

  
 France Culture : Architecture, Literature, Cinema, Music...
The shock of unexpected elements, the use of frottage, collage and decalcomania, the rendering of mysterious landscapes and dreamscapes were to become the key techniques through the rest of the 1930s.
This control was also seen in the creation of an Academy of painting and sculpture which maintained a hierarchy of the genres of painting (the noblest being history painting), a strong use of pictorial rhetoric and a strict sense of decorum.
The middle of the 18th century saw a turn to Neoclassicism in France, that is to say a conscious use of Greek and Roman forms and iconography.
www.bonjourlafrance.net /france-facts/culture-of-france.htm   (3751 words)

  
 CINEMA, France Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
Cinema is, of course, a French invention, dating back to 1895 when the Lumière Brothers, marrying photography with the magic lantern show, first projected in Lyon their crackly images in the short Sortie de l'Usine, whose image of a train leaving a factory sent the audience ducking for cover.
The post-New Wave era of the Seventies, Eighties and early Nineties was dominated by the towering actor Gérard Dépardieu, whose cinema career began in 1965 and whose most memorable roles were in The Return of Martin Guerre (1981), Danton (1983), Jean de Florette (1985) and Camille Claudel (1987).
Although French cinema has not returned to the world domination of the New Wave period, it is now a healthy and diverse industry.
www.infohub.com /Destinations/Europe-&-Russia/France/80131.htm   (962 words)

  
 Cinema Elegy: The Last Picture Show
In France on the other hand, that strong tradition was ignited by the cadre of writers at Cahiers du Cinéma who turned to directing feature films in the late 1950s.
After the publication of Truffaut's seminal salvo for auteur cinema in 1954 (2), a sea change began to occur in the way films were viewed, thought about and discussed.
The influence of the history of American cinema on Bogdanovich's early films is overt and substantial.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/01/13/last.html   (3162 words)

  
 Belle Epoque - Cinema: France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The cinema industry was founded during the Belle Epoque in France.
Cinema was not of importance regarding art but economy: Film making had not to be expensive and the directors had to work quickly.
In the early 20th century, however, the genres which we nowadays associate with the beginning of cinema started to develop.
www.labellepoque.de /cinema/cineidxe.htm   (945 words)

  
 H-France Reviews
Blind selling was outlawed in France in 1934, and block booking in the 1950s, but not before the imbalance in screen time between French and American films was facilitated by the short-sightedness of the French state.
In a trade agreement that proved to be disastrous for France’s artisanal film industry, restrictions on Hollywood imports were softened in exchange for tariff reductions on French alcohol, whose profitability in the American market seemed unbeatable—until the Prohibition years.
In chapters on cinema law, export trade legislation and administration, and Franco-American film diplomacy, Ulff-Møller follows the archival trail of the conflict from World War I through the aftermath of the Blum-Byrnes agreement on screen quotas for Hollywood exports to France.
www.h-france.net /vol2reviews/weiner.html   (1341 words)

  
 Spain & France, The Cinema of the 3rd Millennium
Spain and France, The Cinema of the 3rd Millennium
France has the privilege of offering some of its finest productions, including Munich International Film Festival's Best Film, Le Petit Voleur (Little Thief) by Erick Zonca, the amazing director of La Vie Revée des Anges.
Nevertheless, the public in Buenos Aires is always eager to receive the best of European cinema, and this "Mediterranean feast" will go on through the southern region of the continent, as the festival is afterwards travelling to Córdoba, Rosario and Mendoza (in Argentina); Santiago (Chile); Montevideo (Uruguay) and Asunción (Paraguay).
www.filmfestivals.com /int/overviews/2000/spain_france_00.htm   (181 words)

  
 Untitled Document
'The Cinema of France is a crucial addition to the 24 Frames series in its focus on one of the most historically important and consistently influential of world cinemas.
What a pleasure to encounter a collection of essays of such uniformly high quality and with equal appeal to scholars and students alike; indeed, this volume of sophisticated, well-researched, engaging, and yet accessible essays is likely to become required reading in film courses.
The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
www.wallflowerpress.co.uk /publications/24frames/france.html   (622 words)

  
 New Wave (cinema) - Search Results - MSN Encarta
New Wave (cinema) (in French, “nouvelle vague”), term coined in 1958 by the journalist Françoise Giroud in an article for the magazine L’Express...
Chinese Cinema : The Impact of the New Waves
Popular cinema during the 1950s remained by and large escapist.
uk.encarta.msn.com /New_Wave_(cinema).html   (194 words)

  
 FRIT F461 2297 La France contemporaine: Cinema & Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A brief historical overview of France in the twentieth century will be presented during the first week.
Special emphasis is placed on the socio-political developments of France along with developments in the arts, architecture, France in the world and the evolution of the city of Paris.
In all, this course is designed to present students with an in-depth knowledge of current issues and developments in France during the past 50 years.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blspr99/frit/frit_f461_2297.html   (176 words)

  
 Cinema Studies Links: National Cinemas
CineGraph presents texts on the history of German-language cinema compiled by the Hamburgisches Centrum für Filmforschung e.V., a professional cinema research association.
Cinema Iran provides reviews of Iranian films and profiles of Iranian actors and directors.
Polish Cinema During the Period 1989-1999 and essay by Bozena Janicka, discusses Polish film during the last decade of the twentieth century.
www.uiuc.edu /unit/cinema/links/national.html   (857 words)

  
 France Télévisions Distribution Cinema
FTD Cinema (FTDc) is the continuation of the Président Films company.
The buyout of Président Films is a unique opportunity for France Télévisions Distribution to significantly broaden its current line-up and to increase its development on international markets.
FTD Cinema’s strength now comes from its belonging to the France Télévisions group which widely invest into film production agreements.
www.francetv.com /ftd_cinema/va/activite.asp   (142 words)

  
 May 1968 and After: Cinema in France and Beyond
Like in France, the American films that dealt most directly and radically with political issues were the documentary and underground films.
American cinema had their equivalents to the French film collectives with groups such as "Newsreel" and "Third World Newsreel." Two of the more popular Newsreel documentaries dealt with the student uprisings: Columbia Revolt (1968) and Summer of 68 (1969).
While Asian cinema has been one of the most vibrant and innovative of recent years, recent history has also shown that the "spirit of May 68" lives on most vehemently in Asia: Indonesia, China (1989), and South Korea (1987, 1991).
www.horschamp.qc.ca /9805/offscreen_essays/may68-2.html   (3391 words)

  
 Galaxy Bookshop - Cinema Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
A third of the entire history of cinema is represented by films produced from 1970 onwards.
This survey explores this history, what may be referred to as the Third Age of world cinema, and the films, people and technologies which have shaped its development.
The work of film-makers who have made a significant contribution to the film industry during this period is also highlighted and discussed.The text begins by examining the moment at which the modern blockbuster was born.
www.galaxybooks.com.au /items.asp?id=251307   (290 words)

  
 FRANCE CINEMA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Jury for the tenth edition of France Cinéma, presided over by Giuseppe Tornatore and composed of Massimo Girotti, Laura Morante and Age, awarded the Gran Prix France Cinéma 1995 to "Nelly et Monsieur Armand" by Claude Sautet, "for the refined and extraordinary elegance with which Sautet tells a very simple story about love".
The Jury's Special Prize was awarded to "Fiesta" by Pierre Boutron "for the courage with which he managed to describe an episode of the War in Spain from a completely new and original point of view".
Boutron was also awarded the Gan Foundation Prize for the cinema, composed of 10 million lire to help distribute his film in Italy.
www.mega.it /france.cinema/efrcipro.htm   (209 words)

  
 Cinema - Embassy of France in Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
That is why French cinema and its numerous specifities and identities has a major role to play in the future in this country.
Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), the largest distributor in Malaysia, screens regularly foreign movies and especially French movies (recently Time out, The taste of the others, or 8 women).
The department has developed a close collaboration with GSC in order to make them aware of all the releases of French movies but also to introduce more French movies to the Malaysian audience through the French Film Festival held in one of their multiplex, the largest in Asia!.
www.ambafrance-my.org /article.php3?id_article=224   (162 words)

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