Playing: Turandot - Opera In 3 Acts - extracts by Giacomo Puccini
BBC Radio 3

How does the use of music make French cinema so distinctive?

Rana Mitter continues the Sound of Cinema Season by talking to critics Ian Christie and Muriel Zagha about french cinema. From Rene Clair's 1930 film Sous les toits de Paris to Jean Luc Godard's Prénom Carmen, how important has music been in creating France's distinctive cinema reputation?

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