Film Criticism

Download E-books The American Vein: Directors and Directions in Television PDF

By Tise Vahimagi, Christopher Wicking

The yankee Vein: administrators and instructions in tv used to be an test through British writers to do for tv what Andrew Sarris had performed for moviemakers, to evaluate, rank, and hint thematic issues of numerous hundred filmmakers, a few of whom began in video clips, a few who went within the different path, and a few who labored completely in tv. furthermore, the publication includes a chronology of the medium, a log of key exhibits, and an index. The booklet was once even released via a similar company that issued Sarris's American Cinema.

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Download E-books Easy Rider (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

By Lee Hill

Released in 1969, Easy Rider broke the mildew of Hollywood studio creation, making stars of Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson and launching a brand new wave of radical and experimental American cinema. Easy Rider was one of the most movies of the overdue 60s, a movie that enshrined the beliefs of the counterculture but additionally foresaw the loss of life of those beliefs within the depression and paranoia of a country rocked through Watergate and the Vietnam warfare. It used to be a seminal street motion picture and an immense monetary luck that spawned never-ending imitations. Few movies in view that were in a position to seize its specific mix of innocence and cynicism, wish and despair.
In his meticulously researched ebook, Lee Hill analyzes either the situations surrounding the making of Easy Rider and the social and cultural forces that chanced on expression in it. Hill persuasively argues that the function of illustrious screenwriter Terry Southern in Easy Rider has been ignored because the unique situations of creation, filming, and modifying became misplaced in mythmaking. touching on little identified archival fabric, Hill questions many of the legends that encompass Easy Rider.

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Download E-books Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

By Peter William Evans

This textual content analyzes the director Pedro Almodovar's insights into gender, sexuality and subjectivity in his movie "Women at the Verge of a anxious Breakdown". It attracts on a number psychoanalytic and important ideas, and sees the movie as an account of the customarily tyrannical spell of sexual desire.

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Download E-books Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin PDF

By Paul Cronin

An worthy set of career-length interviews with the German genius hailed by means of François Truffaut as "the most crucial movie director alive"

Most of what we have heard approximately Werner Herzog is unfaithful. The sheer variety of fake rumors and downright lies disseminated concerning the guy and his movies is really surprising. but Herzog's physique of labor is among the most crucial in postwar eu cinema.
His overseas step forward got here in 1973 with Aguirre, the Wrath of God, within which Klaus Kinski performed a crazed Conquistador. For The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Herzog forged within the lead a guy who had spent so much of his existence institutionalized, and years later he hypnotized his complete forged to make Heart of Glass. He rushed to an explosive volcanic Caribbean island to movie La Soufrière, paid homage to F. W. Murnau in a terrifying remake of Nosferatu, and in 1982 dragged a ship over a mountain within the Amazon jungle for Fitzcarraldo. extra lately, Herzog has made awesome "documentary" motion pictures, reminiscent of Little Dieter must Fly. His position in cinema historical past is guaranteed, and Paul Cronin's quantity of dialogues offers a discussion board for Herzog's interesting perspectives at the issues, rules, and folks that experience preoccupied him for thus many years.
This revised version gains new interviews discussing Herzog's movies as much as From One moment to the Next (2013), in addition to extra textual content from Herzog, his collaborator Herbert Golder, the physicist Lawrence Krauss, and the filmmaker concord Korine.

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Download E-books The Wizard of Oz (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Salman Rushdie

The Wizard of oz. 'was my first actual literary influence,' writes Salman Rushdie in his
account of the nice MGM kid's vintage. on the age of ten he had written a story,
'Over the Rainbow', a couple of vibrant myth global. yet for Rushdie The Wizard of Oz
is greater than a kid's movie, and greater than a fable. it is a tale whose driving
force is the inadequacy of adults, during which 'the weak spot of grown-ups forces
children to take keep an eye on in their personal destinies'. And Rushdie rejects the conventional
view that its myth of get away from fact ends with a comforting go back to home,
sweet domestic. to the contrary, it's a movie that speaks to the exile. The Wizard of Oz
shows that mind's eye can develop into fact, that there's no such position like home,
or relatively that the one house is the only we make for ourselves.
Rushdie's great insights right into a movie extra usually noticeable than written approximately are
rounded off along with his quite often scintillating brief tale, 'At the public sale of the Ruby
Slippers,' concerning the day whilst Dorothy's pink footwear are knocked right down to $15,000 at a
sale of MGM props …
In his foreword to this detailed version, released to have fun the twentieth anniversary of
the BFI movie Classics sequence, Rushdie appears again to the situations within which he
wrote the booklet, while, within the wake of the talk surrounding The Satanic Verses
and the difficulty of a fatwa opposed to him, the belief of domestic and exile held a particular
resonance.

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Download E-books WR - Mysteries of the Organism (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

By Raymond Durgnat

The place to begin for Dusan Makavejev's movie 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' is Wilhelm Reich, the Marxist psychoanalyst who preached sexual enlightenment as a gateway to a greater society. Juxtaposing hippie the USA and chilly warfare Yugoslavia, it is a movie which speaks urgently to the modern global. within the BFI sleek CLASSICS series.

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Download E-books Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Andrew M. Butler

From Amazon: "An speedy cult vintage, Michel Gondry's everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless brain used to be either a serious and advertisement luck. Andrew M. Butler delves into the film's relevant topics and creation approaches, together with the intertwined careers of Gondry and Kaufman, the film's numerous genres, its psychoanalytic elements, and its debt to Philip ok. Dick."

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