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Simone Signoret (Paperback)

Catherine David

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-581-2
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She made only a handful of English-language films, but an Academy Award for Room at the Top (1960) and a lifelong marriage to celebrated entertainer Yves Montand made Simone Signoret world famous. She was arguably the finest French cinema actress of her generation. To create this portrait, Nouvel Observateur writer David draws on her own and other interviews and the actress's autobiography, Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be (1976. o.p.). David cogently analyzes Signoret's support for left-wing causes, and, after the revelations about Stalinism, her championship of the individual against whatever state infringed on one's rights, whether socialist, fascist, or republican. Also examined is Signoret's novel Adieu Volodia , the writing of which helped her trace the Jewish side of her family. Those interested in French politics, history, and/or film should appreciate this volume.

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