The Films of Joseph Losey

Author: James Palmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521387804
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The career of the expatriate director is re-examined through an analysis of: King and Country, The Servant, Accident, The Go-Between and the Romantic Englishwoman. Concerned with the abuse of power inherent in intimate relationships, he examined its manifestations in institutions and social classes as well.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3476036863
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Films of Ingmar Bergman

Author: Jesse Kalin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521380652
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This concise overview of the career of one of the modern masters of world cinema defines Ingmar Bergman's conception of the human condition as a struggle to find meaning in life as it is played out. After examining six existential themes explored repeatedly in Bergman's films--judgment, abandonment, suffering, shame, a visionary picture, and a turning toward or away from others--Jesse Kalin shows how these themes are expressed in eight of his films, including well known favorites such as Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer Night, and Fanny and Alexander. Other important but lesser known films covered include Naked Night, Shame, Cries and Whispers, and Scenes from a Marriage.

The Films of Federico Fellini

Author: Peter Bondanella
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521575737
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Examines the cinematic vision of the renowned Italian filmmaker.

The Altering Eye

Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924031
Format: PDF
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography."

When Opera Meets Film

Author: Marcia J. Citron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489631
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Opera can reveal something fundamental about a film, and film can do the same for an opera, argues Marcia J. Citron. Structured by the categories of Style, Subjectivity, and Desire, this volume advances our understanding of the aesthetics of the opera/film encounter. Case studies of a diverse array of important repertoire including mainstream film, opera-film, and postmodernist pastiche are presented. Citron uses Werner Wolf's theory of intermediality to probe the roles of opera and film when they combine. The book also refines and expands film-music functions, and details the impact of an opera's musical style on the meaning of a film. Drawing on cinematic traditions of Hollywood, France, and Britain, the study explores Coppola's Godfather trilogy, Jewison's Moonstruck, Nichols's Closer, Chabrol's La Cérémonie, Schlesinger's Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Boyd's Aria, and Ponnelle's opera-films.

Film Noir and the Spaces of Modernity

Author: Edward Dimendberg
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674013469
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Exploring classic examples of film noir such as 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'Double Indemnity' and 'Kiss Me Deadly', alongside many lesser-known works, Dimendberg masterfully interweaves film history and urban history while perceptively analyzing works by Raymond Chandler, Edward Hopper and Siegfried Kracauer.