Marc Vernet: “The Triangle of Film Corporation and the Shaping of the Studio System”

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
Marc Vernet Marc Vernet

Marc Vernet is the Director of the Department of Cinema at Montpelier France’s Université Paul Valéry. He has also held prestigious teaching positions at Paris III (Censier) and Paris VII (Diderot). For nearly 15 years Vernet directed the French national film library, BIFI, and then served as counsel for the preservation of French cinema and culture with the Institut national du patrimoine. His scholarship includes 100s of articles in French and English. He is a co-author of Aesthetics of Film, one of France’s most successful film theory texts, and Cinema en bibliothèque (Cinema in the Library), as well as author of Figures de l’absence, as well as a book with New Wave photographer Raymond Cauchetier, Photos de Cinema: Autour la Nouvelle Vague, and most recently Fatty and the Broadway Stars de Roscoe Arbuckle (2015). For his service to both film culture and scholarship, he was named an Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture and Communication.

In Athens, Vernet will present new work on one of the most important early American film studios, Triangle Film Corporation, which was the home to Mack Sennett and his comedies, including stars Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Normand. Vernet’s 2015 book is built upon archival research from French, Norwegian, and American sources on a rare Arbuckle film, Fatty and the Broadway Stars, about making movies at Triangle. Marc Vernet will also meet with participants in UGA en France study abroad program to Montpelier and students in the French Language Community during his visit.

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm