Download E-books Night and the City (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver’s research of Night and the City argues that it's essentially the most vital noir movies ever made. Drawing from biographies, journals and interviews, Pulver lines the film’s improvement and creation heritage and its reception through British and American critics, contemplating the movie either to illustrate of British movie noir—which used to be seriously prompted through the constricting social mores of the interwar years and the shattering results of WWII—and additionally as a hybrid of contrasting American and ecu noir traditions. ultimately, Pulver explores the film’s representations of the darkish underworld of London’s Soho, right away the city’s leisure zone, but in addition containing a subterranean lifetime of illegal activity, prostitution and risk, and displays upon its contribution to an extended historical past of mythologising of this ever-shifting city panorama.

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Download E-books Le Goût de la beauté PDF

By Eric Rohmer, Jean Narboni

Cet ouvrage est une sélection des articles evaluations les plus importants écrits par Éric Rohmer entre 1948 et 1979, dans des courses aussi différentes que Les Temps modernes, Arts, strive against ou, principalement, les "Cahiers du cinéma", dont il fut l’un des principaux reviews depuis sa création, et, entre 1957 et 1963, le rédacteur en chef.
L’essentiel du cinéma est du côté de son ontologie en tant qu’art et non du côté de los angeles spécificité de son langage. Le cinéma ne consiste pas à dire autrement ce que d’autres arts ont pu dire, mais, avec des moyens qui lui sont propres, il dit aussi autre selected : telle est l. a. thèse qui parcourt l’ensemble de ces écrits, jalonnés par los angeles présence constante des noms de Renoir, Murnau, Hitchcock, Rossellini, Dreyer…
Dans l’entretien Le temps de l. a. critique, réalisé par Jean Narboni qui avait réuni les textes de ce recueil en 1983, l’auteur revient sur ses écrits pour les nuancer ou les prolonger, parfois pour corriger ce qu’il estime avoir été, en leur temps, des erreurs ou des excès dans l’évaluation. « Le Goût de l. a. beauté » a été publié pour l. a. première fois en 1984, dans los angeles assortment Écrits des Cahiers du cinéma. Son caractère de « classique » amène naturellement à le rééditer en Petite bibliothèque.

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Download E-books The Video Watchdog Book PDF

The Video Watchdog publication ebook collects and updates the beginnings of Video Watchdog (1985 to 1992) from Tim Lucas' first columns in Video instances, Gorezone and Fangoria ahead of Video Watchdog journal got here at the scene. 1000's of tapes appraised, feature-length articles on Jess Franco, Dario Argento, Edgar Wallace and Terence Fisher, over 650 retitlings and an index to the 1st 12 problems with Video Watchdog journal.

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Download E-books Bride of Frankenstein (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Alberto Manguel

Generally thought of a better movie that its predecessor, Frankenstein, this sequel starred Elsa Lanchester because the eponymous heroine and Boris Karloff repeating his function because the monster. Manguel offers a close and hugely delicate account of the film's felicities of artistic filmmaking. He additionally strains the literary roots of the Frankenstein delusion, the construction of a residing being by means of a guy usurping the powers of a jealous God. And he unearths echoes within the paintings of recent artists equivalent to Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp of the Bride as one of those femme fetale, giant and threatening.

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Download E-books 42nd Street (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By J. Hoberman

Six days earlier than the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, Warner Bros accomplished taking pictures on a new-style musical. Hard-bitten, fast-paced, filled with gritty realism in regards to the melancholy and frank approximately intercourse, forty second road used to be within the forefront of Warners's 'New Deal in Entertainment'.

Its plot is sheer cliché: a behind the curtain tale during which, prior to starting evening, the big name breaks an ankle, the younger understudy is going on and turns into an in a single day sensation. What retains the motion picture clean sixty years later is the snappy discussion, extraordinary performances from Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and a number of Warners agreement gamers, and specially the delirious dance exercises of the incomparable Busby Berkeley. J.Hoberman's description of the movie catches its mix of New Deal optimism and showbiz brashness, and locations them expertly within the context of Hollywood's try to come to phrases with challenging times.

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Download E-books Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited PDF

By Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell's hugely available e-book methods eastern cinema as an heavily modeled on Hollywood, concentrating on the classical interval - these years within which the studio process ruled all movie creation in Japan, from approximately 1930 to 1960.
Respectful and punctiliously expert concerning the aesthetics and important values of the japanese canon, Russell can be serious of a few of its ideological trends, and her analyses offer new insights on type and gender dynamics. Russell locates jap cinema inside of a world process of reception, and she or he highlights the significance of the commercial creation context of those motion pictures.

Including experiences of landmark motion pictures by means of Ozu, Kurosawa and different administrators, this e-book presents an ideal creation to an important and infrequently misunderstood quarter of jap cultural output. With a serious technique that highlights the "everydayness" of eastern studio-era cinema, Catherine Russell demystifies the canon of serious jap cinema, treating it with fewer auteurist and Orientalist assumptions than many different students and critics.

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Download E-books The South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hitmakers, Global Provocateurs (Wesleyan Film) PDF

By Jinhee Choi

For the prior decade, the Korean movie has loved a renaissance. With cutting edge storytelling and visceral results, Korean movies not just were commercially achievable within the household and local markets but in addition have appealed to cinephiles in all places at the foreign pageant circuit. This ebook presents either an commercial and a cultured account of ways the Korean movie controlled to show an financial crisis—triggered partially by means of globalizing procedures on this planet movie industry—into a financial and cultural increase. Jinhee Choi examines the ways that Korean movie construction businesses, subsidized by way of prosperous enterprises and enterprise capitalists, concocted quite a few successful construction traits. via shut analyses of key motion pictures, Choi demonstrates how modern Korean cinema portrays matters speedy to its personal Korean audiences whereas incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and different nationwide cinemas equivalent to Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices comprise information on field workplace scores, numbers of flicks produced and published, marketplace stocks, and picture pageant showings.

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Download E-books King Vidor, American PDF

By Raymond Durgnat, Scott Simmon

Famous movie writers conceal the profession film-by-film of the director of the group, the massive Parade, Ruby Gentry, The Fountainhead, past the wooded area, and Duel within the sunlight.

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King Wallis Vidor (February eight, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was once an American movie director, movie manufacturer, and screenwriter whose profession spanned approximately seven a long time. In 1979 he was once presented an Honorary Academy Award for his "incomparable achievements as a cinematic author and innovator." He used to be nominated 5 occasions for a top Director Oscar, and gained 8 foreign movie awards in the course of his career.

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