Dr Michaël Abecassis is a Senior Instructor in French and a College Lecturer at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on French Linguistics and Cinema. His publications include The Representation of Parisian Speech in the Cinema of the 1930s (2005) and Le français parlé au XXIème siècle, in two volumes (2008) with Laure Ayosso and Elodie Vialleton, among others. He is the editor, with Marcelline Block, of French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi (2015).A graduate of Harvard and Princeton universities, Marcelline Block’s publications include the Boston, Paris, Prague, Las Vegas and Marseille volumes of the World Film Locations series; Fan Phenomena: Marilyn Monroe (2015); and the first French-to-English translation of Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit’s Propaganda Documentaries in France, 1940–1944 (2016). She also co-edited Plurilingual Perspectives in Geolinguistics (second edition, 2016) and French Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and Representation (2016), among others. With Michaël Abecassis, she edited French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi (2015).Jenny Batlay received her PhD from Columbia University, and won first prize and the gold medal in portraiture at the 5ème Grand Prix de Noël Exhibition of Painting (Nice, 1968–69). Her publications include Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Compositeur de chansons (1976). She is the co-illustrator of French Cinema in Close-up: La vie d’un acteur pour moi (edited by Michaël Abecassis and Marcelline Block, 2015).Igor Bratusek graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris. He is currently working on illustrating a book about French grammar written by Michael Abecassis. He specialised in bringing wordplay into his drawings.