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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Il conformista (The Conformist) (BFI Film Classics)

Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista (The Conformist) (1970), a political drama set in Mussolini's Fascist Italy, is commonly regarded as a masterpiece of post-war cinema, a vintage of Italian and eu cinema and an idea for plenty of different film-makers, rather these of the yank New Wave.

Christopher Wagstaff's illuminating examine of the movie strains its pre-production and construction historical past, contemplating how Bertolucci tailored Alberto Moravia's resource novel for the reveal. He presents a cautious research of Il conformista's formal, stylistic and aesthetic concepts, paying shut realization to modifying, lighting fixtures and mise en scène, and their contribution to the film's influence. Wagstaff additionally addresses debates in regards to the sexual politics of the movie and its position in a much wider political and cultural debate in regards to the legacy of fascism.

This distinct version of Il conformista is released to have fun the twentieth anniversary of the BFI movie Classics series.
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Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People

Revised and up-to-date edition

A groundbreaking booklet that dissects a slanderous historical past relationship from cinema's earliest days to modern Hollywood blockbusters that function machine-gun wielding and bomb-blowing "evil" Arabs

Award-winning movie authority Jack G. Shaheen, noting that in basic terms local americans were extra relentlessly smeared at the silver monitor, painstakingly makes his case that "Arab" has remained Hollywood's shameless shorthand for "bad guy," lengthy after the motion picture has shifted its portrayal of alternative minority teams. during this accomplished research of over a thousand motion pictures, prepared alphabetically in such chapters as "Villains," "Sheikhs," "Cameos," and "Cliffhangers," Shaheen files the tendency to painting Muslim Arabs as Public Enemy #1--brutal, heartless, uncivilized Others bent on terrorizing civilized Westerners.

Shaheen examines how and why any such stereotype has grown and unfold within the movie and what could be performed to alter Hollywood's defamation of Arabs.

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30 Movies to Get You Through the Holidays: Ebert's Essentials

The holidays—that time among Thanksgiving and New Year's—jam extra "together" time jointly than the other time throughout the yr. And all that being jointly demands video clips to observe jointly to have a good time the season or videos to observe on my own to outlive the season. From such classics to take pleasure in as a relatives like A Christmas Story, It's an excellent Life, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles to extra offbeat motion pictures like Home for the vacations (the Thanksgiving kinfolk reunion from hell) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (an R-rated Santa Claus beginning tale crossed with The Thing), Roger Ebert's full-length studies recommend quite a lot of titles bound to please all people in your record. additionally integrated are considerate motion pictures like John Huston's rendering of James Joyce's The Dead, a poignant examine lifestyles and Joyeux Noel, according to the real tale of a spontaneous cease-fire among German and Allied troops on Christmas Eve 1914. As an advantage, within the improved model, greater than half the stories comprise a clip of the movie's trailer.
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The Seventh Seal (BFI Film Classics)

By Melvyn Bragg

A medieval allegory of religion and doubt, The 7th Seal comprises the horrors of witch-burnings and plague, but additionally good points flashes of peace and pleasure. every one quantity within the "BFI movie Classics" sequence includes a own remark at the movie, a quick construction background and a close filmography.
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Cinema Scope (Spring 2015, No. 62)

Contents, factor No. 62:

INTERVIEWS

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Lost within the Funhouse: a talk with man Maddin and Evan Johnson at the Forbidden Room and different tales by way of Mark Peranson

In the bed room: Rodney Ascher’s The Nightmare via Adam Nayman

Circumnavigating Cinema: Kidlat Tahimik’s Balikbayan number 1 stories of Overdevelopment Redux III by means of Adam cook dinner and Daniel Kasman

FEATURES

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A excellent video game: Kevin Jerome Everson’s Park Lanes via Michael Sicinski

Blackhat, White Noise: Michael Mann’s approach of gadgets by means of Andrew Tracy

That Sinking Feeling: Seeing issues in Don’t glance Now by means of José Teodoro

Blind, With a Gun: The Irrepressible Anarchy of Jean-Patrick Manchette by means of Christoph Huber

Time Regained: The Cinema of Nils Malmros by means of Jordan Cronk

Dancing at the facet: Derek Jarman’s Will You Dance With Me? by way of Max Nelson

Of Time and the River: Mapping the Cinema of Luo Li by way of Shelly Kraicer

The Funniest shaggy dog story on this planet: On Rick Alverson’s leisure through Phil Coldiron

FESTIVALS

Sundance by means of Blake Williams

COLUMNS

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Editor’s word: most sensible Ten motion pictures of 2014

Film/Art: Les photographs d’Alix (Cléo Roubaud) by way of Andréa Picard

Global Discoveries on DVD via Jonathan Rosenbaum

DVD Bonus: Sauve qui peut (la vie) via Jerry White

Books: Criterion Designs by way of Sean Rogers

Exploded View: Kenneth Anger’s Puce second by way of Chuck Stephens

CURRENCY

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It Follows by means of Jason Anderson

White God through Samuel los angeles France

Wild stories by way of Quintín

WEB EXTRA

Timbuktu via Angelo Muredda
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