A Cinema of Passages, Phantasmagoria of The Cinema by Jacques Demy

Alain Naze

At the origine of this text, there is the fact that Jacques Demy’s cinema places are very close to those presented by Walter Benjamin in Paris, the capital of the 19th century – in this case, the Pommeraye Passage, located in the birthplace of the filmmaker, which will retain our attention. From the idea that urban passages and cinema are two specific forms of our perception apparatus, we will examine those relations which evolve through Jacques Demy’s work.

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