On Personal Expression


The 400 Blows.

Week 15, 2008, at the University of Kent. This week’s lecture delivered by Dr. Catherine Grant for Introduction to Narrative Cinema 2: World Cinema is titled “Art Cinema and Film Authorship”.

These are the aims of my subsequent seminar:

• discuss the notion of expression in film;
• explore the relation between personal expression, authorship, and the auteur’s image;
• understand the French New Wave in its individual influences and investment;
• analyse how The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups, 1959) is structured around Antoine’s subjectivity and emotions.