The Heist Film: Stealing with Style (Short Cuts)

By Daryl Lee

A concise advent to the style approximately that one final great ranking, The Heist movie: Stealing With sort traces this crime thriller's improvement as either a dramatic and comedian motor vehicle transforming into out of movie noir (Criss Cross, The Killers, The Asphalt Jungle), mutating into modern capers within the Nineteen Sixties (Ocean's Eleven, Gambit, How to thieve a Million) and splashing throughout displays within the 2000s in remake after remake (The Thomas Crown Affair, The Italian Job, The solid Thief). equipped round a sequence of case reports (Rififi, Bob le Flambeur, The Killing, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Getaway, the Ocean's trilogy), this quantity explores why administrators of such various backgrounds, from studio regulars (Siodmak, Crichton, Siegel, Walsh and clever) to independents (Anderson, Fuller, Kubrick, Ritchie and Soderbergh), are so attracted to this well known genre.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (BFI Film Classics)

By Andrew M. Butler

From Amazon: "An quick cult vintage, Michel Gondry's everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless brain used to be either a serious and advertisement good fortune. Andrew M. Butler delves into the film's important subject matters and creation approaches, together with the intertwined careers of Gondry and Kaufman, the film's quite a few genres, its psychoanalytic facets, and its debt to Philip ok. Dick."
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Don't Look Now (BFI Modern Classics)

By Mark Sanderson

This account of the movie "Don't glance Now" describes the collaboration among director and actors. It appears to be like at du Maurier's unique textual content and the traditions of Gothic writing which underpin the film's mix of horror, melodrama and black comedy. there's additionally an interview with Nicholas Roeg.
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Eyes Wide Shut (Bfi Modern Classics)

By Michel Chion

Michel Chion's examine of this movie makes the case that it's considered one of Kubrick's masterpieces and a becoming testomony. to understand this, notwithstanding it is important to examine what occurs at the monitor with no bringing preconceptions to bear.
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Cat People (BFI Film Classics)

By Kim Newman

Novelist and critic Kim Newman assesses the horror noir Cat People (1943), produced by means of Val Lewton and directed by way of Jacques Tourneur. this crucial and influential movie is taken into account within the mild of its position in movie historical past and as a piece of formidable horror. the recent variation encompasses a postscript concerning the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People.
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Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy

By Stuart Kendall

Terrence Malick's 4 function movies were celebrated by means of critics and loved as fast classics between movie aficionados, however the physique of severe literature dedicated to them has remained unusually small compared to Malick's stature on the earth of up to date movie.

Each of the essays in Terrence Malick: movie and Philosophy is grounded in movie experiences, philosophical inquiry, and the rising box of scholarship that mixes the 2 disciplines. Malick's motion pictures also are open to different angles, particularly phenomenological, deconstructive, and Deleuzian methods to movie, all of that are evidenced during this assortment.

Terrence Malick: movie and Philosophy engages with Malick's physique of labor in exact and independently major methods: by way of taking a look at the culture in which Malick works, the inventive orientation of the filmmaker, and through discussing the ways that feedback can light up those striking films.

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The Shining (BFI Film Classics)

By Roger Luckhurst

Roger Luckhurst's examine of Kubrick's darkish masterpiece 'The Shining' illuminates the film's issues, tropes and resonances via an in depth research of sequences and performances. Taking the maze as a key motif, Luckhurst bargains a number of threads with which to navigate the unusual twists and turns alongside the corridors of this enigmatic film.
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Britton on Film: The Complete Film Criticism of Andrew Britton (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

By Andrew Britton

For fifteen years earlier than his premature loss of life, Andrew Britton produced a physique of undeniably superb movie feedback that has been mostly overlooked inside educational circles. although Britton's writings are impressive of their intensity and diversity and are heavily attuned to the nuances of the texts they study, his humanistic procedure used to be at odds with usual theory-based movie scholarship. Britton on movie demonstrates that Britton's humanism is usually his power, because it offers all of his released writings jointly for the 1st time, together with Britton's persuasive readings of such very important Hollywood motion pictures as Meet Me in St. Louis, Spellbound, and Now, Voyager and of key ecu filmmakers reminiscent of Sergei Eisenstein, Jean-Luc Godard, and Bernardo Bertolucci.

well known movie student and editor Barry Keith furnish has assembled all of Britton's released essays of movie feedback and concept for this quantity, spanning the overdue Seventies to the early Nineteen Nineties. The essays are prepared through subject matter: Hollywood cinema, Hollywood video clips, ecu cinema, and picture and cultural thought. In all, twenty-eight essays reflect on such diversified motion pictures as Hitchcock's Spellbound, Jaws, The Exorcist, and Mandingo and issues as diversified as formalism, camp, psychoanalysis, imperialism, and feminism. incorporated are such famous and demanding items as "Blissing Out: The Politics of Reaganite leisure" and "Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam," one of the such a lot perceptive discussions of those classes of Hollywood historical past but released. furthermore, Britton's opinions of the ideology of monitor and Wisconsin formalism demonstrate his unusual seize of idea even if arguing opposed to winning severe developments.

An advent by way of influential movie critic Robin wooden, who used to be additionally Britton's instructor and good friend, starts this landmark assortment. scholars and academics of movie experiences in addition to common readers drawn to movie and American pop culture will take pleasure in Britton on Film.

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The Great Movies III

By Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert has been writing movie stories for the Chicago Sun-Times for over 4 many years now and his biweekly essays on nice video clips were showing there because 1996. As Ebert famous within the creation to the 1st choice of these items, “They aren't the maximum motion pictures of all time, simply because all lists of significant video clips are a silly try and codify works which needs to stand on my own. yet it’s reasonable to claim: with a view to take a journey of the landmarks of the 1st century of cinema, begin here.

Enter The nice videos III, Ebert’s 3rd choice of essays at the crème de l. a. crème of the silver reveal, each a version of severe appreciation and a mix of affection and research that might ship readers again to the flicks with a clean set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm—or even perhaps bring about a first-time viewing. From The Godfather: half II to Groundhog Day, from The final photo convey to Last Tango in Paris, the hundred items accrued the following demonstrate a welcome stability among the customary and the esoteric, spanning Hollywood blockbusters and hidden gemstones, self reliant works and international language movies alike. each one essay attracts on Ebert’s great wisdom of the cinema, its attention-grabbing background, and its breadth of suggestions, introducing rookies to a few of the main extraordinary videos ever made, whereas revealing new insights to connoisseurs as well.

Named the main robust pundit in the US by means of Forbes journal, and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Roger Ebert is inarguably the main widespread and influential authority at the cinema this day. The nice video clips III is bound to delight his many fanatics and additional increase his popularity as America’s such a lot respected—and trusted—film critic.

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Quatermass and the Pit: Five Million Years to Earth (BFI Film Classics)

By Kim Newman

Whereas digging an extension to the London Underground Railway, workmen observe an item that can be an old Martian spaceship - and Professor Quatermass of the British Rocket team investigates a secret which activates scary revelations concerning the origins of humanity itself. earlier than 2001: an area Odyssey and health practitioner Who, Quatermass and the Pit used to be the paramount British technological know-how fiction saga in movie and tv. Kim Newman's interesting research specializes in Roy Ward Baker's 1967 movie, written by means of Quatermass author Nigel Kneale for Hammer motion pictures, but additionally appears to be like on the origins of the Quatermass franchise in Fifties BBC serials and previous motion pictures. Exploring the creation and reception of the movie and sequence, Newman assesses the lasting significance of this landmark franchise.
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