Download E-books Gilda Melvyn Stokes (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Melvyn Stokes

From Amazon: "Charles Vidor's vintage noir movie Gilda has interested audiences and critics due to the fact that its free up in 1946. Set in Argentina on the finish of worldwide struggle II, the movie stars Rita Hayworth in her best-remembered position, because the feisty and seductive name personality, Gilda, stuck in a love triangle among tricky on line casino proprietor Ballin Mundson (George Macready) gambler Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford). Gilda's good fortune had a lasting influence on Hayworth's profession and her superstar character: 'Put the Blame on Mame', the tune she plays within the movie, used to be a best-selling tune of 1946, and the atomic bomb demonstrated on Bikini atoll on 1 July 1946 was once named 'Gilda' and had an image of Hayworth at the part. Such was once her identity with the function, Hayworth later complained, that 'men went to mattress with Gilda and awakened with me'. Melvyn Stokes's examine of the movie offers an in-depth account of its construction historical past, together with makes an attempt at censorship by way of the creation Code management. He additionally analyses the film's characterisation and narrative, cinematography, formal units resembling using a voiceover narrator, mise en scène and preoccupation with sexual perversity. Stokes locations Hayworth's functionality within the identify function within the context of her movie occupation and famous person character, targeting her complex ethnic identification as she advanced from being brunette 'Spanish/Latin American' dancer Margarita Carmen Cansino into the auburn-haired celebrity 'Rita Hayworth'. Stokes addresses the film's political context – its surroundings in an Argentina that had entered the battle at the Allied part, with a sub-plot concerning Nazi skulduggery, and the level to which the movie answered to and mirrored social matters approximately relatives among women and men, woman sexuality and masculine identities that have been remodeled via the dislocations of wartime and the anxieties of the quick post-war interval. Stokes's illuminating account of the movie features a dialogue of its reception background, and its significance for film-makers, critics and students in addition to its audiences. MELVYN STOKES teaches movie background and American background at collage university London. He has written and edited twelve books, together with D.W. Griffith's 'The delivery of a Nation': A historical past of 'the such a lot arguable movie of All Time' (2007). he's at present President of SERCIA, the eu movie organization."

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

By Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver’s examine of Night and the City argues that it truly is probably the most vital noir motion pictures ever made. Drawing from biographies, journals and interviews, Pulver lines the film’s improvement and construction background and its reception through British and American critics, contemplating the movie either for instance of British movie noir—which used to be seriously inspired through the constricting social mores of the interwar years and the shattering results of WWII—and additionally as a hybrid of contrasting American and eu noir traditions. eventually, Pulver explores the film’s representations of the darkish underworld of London’s Soho, without delay the city’s leisure quarter, but additionally containing a subterranean lifetime of criminal activity, prostitution and threat, and displays upon its contribution to a protracted background of mythologising of this ever-shifting city panorama.

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Download E-books Rocco and His Brothers (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Sam Rohdie

Lubin Visconti used to be on the top of his powers while he directed Rocco and His Brothers in 1960. An epic of contemporary city lifestyles, Rocco tells the tale of a family members of peasants uprooted from their village in southern Italy, and compelled to conflict for lifestyles within the commercial city of Milan.
although fascinated about the social truth of recent Italy, Visconti had by way of this time thrown off the impact of the neorealist circulate. He constructed a method all his personal, enriched through his adventure of directing opera for the degree. for this reason, the characters in Rocco are not held in fee by means of the naturalistic conventions of neorealism. as a substitute, they erupt at the reveal with the entire emotional energy of heightened melodrama.
The violent sexuality used to be an excessive amount of for the Italian censors, who reduce numerous scenes. Sam Rohdie's educated and perceptive research of the total, restored model unearths the movie as one of many maximum masterpieces of Italian cinema.

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Download E-books 33 Movies to Restore Your Faith in Humanity: Ebert's Essentials PDF

Wondering if the area is admittedly going to hell in a handbasket? Then ponder Roger Ebert's book unique 33 video clips to revive Your religion in Humanity. learn Roger's full-length reports of films and re-ignite your trust in the human spirit. From the out-of-the-world adventure of E.T. to the outer area drama of Apollo thirteen to the private insights into traditional humans in Cinema Paradiso and Everlasting Moments, you may be reassured that perhaps there's wish for us all. combine in old dramas like The Bridge at the River Kwai and Gandhi, tales of private heroism like Hotel Rwanda and Schindler's List, and the impossible to resist Up, and issues should be having a look, good, up!

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Download E-books The Great Movies PDF

By Roger Ebert

America’s so much relied on and best-known movie critic Roger Ebert provides 100 amazing essays on the very best video clips ever made. 

For the earlier 5 years Roger Ebert, the famed movie author and critic, has been writing biweekly essays for a function known as "The nice Movies," within which he bargains a clean and fervent appreciation of a very good movie. The nice Movies collects 100 of those essays, each of them a gem of serious appreciation and an amalgam of affection, research, and historical past that may ship readers again to that movie with a clean set of eyes and renewed enthusiasm–or probably to an avid first-time viewing. Ebert’s decisions diversity largely throughout genres, sessions, and nationalities, and from the top achievements in movie paintings to justly liked and wildly profitable renowned entertainments. Roger Ebert manages in those essays to mix a really populist appreciation for our most vital type of well known artwork with a scholar’s erudition and intensity of information and a convinced aesthetic experience. splendidly more advantageous by means of stills chosen through Mary Corliss, movie curator on the Museum of recent paintings, The nice video clips is a treasure trove for movie fanatics of all persuasions, an unequalled consultant for audience, and a e-book to come back to back and again.

The nice Movies comprises: All approximately Eve • Bonnie and Clyde • Casablanca • Citizen Kane • The Godfather • Jaws • l. a. Dolce Vita • city • at the Waterfront • Psycho • The 7th Seal • candy odor of good fortune • Taxi motive force • The 3rd guy • The Wizard of Oz • and eighty-five extra films.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Last Year at Marienbad (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Jean-Louis Leutrat

From Amazon: "A imperative paintings of Sixties eu artwork cinema, L'Anne dernire Marienbad (Last 12 months in Marienbad, 1961) used to be a collaboration among director Alain Resnais and 'New Novel' enfant negative Alain Robbe-Grillet. 3 humans, identified merely via their initials, go through the sprawling luxurious of a mysterious resort and its decorative gardens. might be M is A's husband and X her lover. probably, 'last year', A promised X she would depart with him. Or is there whatever extra poor long ago? An summary mystery, a love tale, a philosophical puzzle, 'the film's deviations are', for Jean-Louis Leutrat, 'as advanced as these of the human heart.'"

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Download E-books Bonnie and Clyde (BFI Film Classics) PDF

Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) replaced American cinema, reinvigorating the gangster style with ecu, New Wave options and a greatly candid view of intercourse and violence. Starring Warren Beatty, who additionally produced, and Faye Dunaway, the movie whipped up a frenzy of controversy and lead the way for the "New Hollywood" of the 70s.
For Lester D. Friedman, Bonnie and Clyde is a pivotal movie that mirrored and contributed to the profound switch in American values within the 60s and 70s. After detailing how Penn, who was once particularly interviewed for the ebook, Beatty, and writers David Newman and Robert Benton introduced the movie to the display (in the face of studio hostility), Friedman explores its innovative remedy of juvenile, type, crime and authority.

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Download E-books What is Cinema?, Volume 1 PDF

By André Bazin

André Bazin's what's Cinema? (volumes I and II) were classics of movie reports for so long as they've been to be had and are thought of the most advantageous within the box of movie feedback. even if Bazin made no movies, his identify has been the most vital in French cinema because global battle II. He used to be co-founder of the influential Cahiers du Cinéma, which lower than his management turned one of many world's so much amazing courses. Championing the flicks of Jean Renoir (who contributed a quick foreword to quantity I), Orson Welles, and Roberto Rossellini, he turned the protégé of François Truffaut, who honors him touchingly in his forword to quantity II. This new version contains sleek forewords to every quantity by means of Bazin pupil and biographer Dudley Andrew, who reconsiders Bazin and his position in modern movie learn. The essays themselves are erudite yet continually available, highbrow, and stimulating. As Renoir places it, the essays of Bazin "will live on no matter if the cinema does not."

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Download E-books Halliwell's Horizon: Leslie Halliwell and his Film Guides PDF

By Michael Binder

The 1st complete biography of the movie encyclopaedist and tv impresario Leslie Halliwell, who in 1965 compiled The Filmgoer's significant other, the 1st one-volume reference ebook dedicated to all facets of the cinema.

In his capability as leader shopper for the ITV community, Halliwell was once additional liable for bringing to British tv displays the most renowned motion pictures and indicates of the Seventies and 80s, together with The Six Million greenback guy, Charlie’s Angels, The Winds of struggle, Jaws, superstar Wars and the James Bond video clips. His promoting of the cinema via his books and seasons of ‘golden oldies’ on Channel four received him awards from the London movie Critics’ Circle and the British movie Institute, in addition to a posthumous BAFTA.

Film historian Jeffrey Richards acknowledged of 'Halliwell's Horizon', "I loved it greatly. It combines exhaustive study with severe perception and affectionate regard, bringing Halliwell and his paintings to bright life."

'Times' drama critic Irving Wardle stated, "The mix of deep curiosity and thorough study has produced a desirable tale ... fantastically written."

TV critic Philip Purser wrote, "I am misplaced in admiration. it truly is an exceptional account of his existence and work."

Michael Binder is usually the writer of a mild ailment: a heritage of movie renovation and recovery. to be had now on Amazon.

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