Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Lynn A. Higgins

Lynn A. Higgins

Edward Tuck Professor of French
Professor of Comparative Literature and Film Studies
Arts and Sciences
Dartmouth College



Modiano at the Movies

Modiano’s participation as a scriptwriter for Louis Malle’s Lacombe Lucien is well known, as is the film’s role in launching the “Mode Rétro,” with its return of the national consciousness toward the “Dark Years” of the Occupation. Less familiar are Modiano’s other engagements with the world of the cinema, and especially how movies may have mediated his obsessive “memory” of a historical period that ended before his birth.