Halliwell's Horizon: Leslie Halliwell and his Film Guides

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 publication dedicated to all features of the cinema.

In his means as leader patron for the ITV community, Halliwell was once extra accountable for bringing to British tv monitors essentially the most well known movies and exhibits of the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, together with The Six Million buck guy, Charlie’s Angels, The Winds of struggle, Jaws, big name Wars and the James Bond videos. His merchandising 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 stated of 'Halliwell's Horizon', "I loved it tremendously. It combines exhaustive study with serious perception and affectionate regard, bringing Halliwell and his paintings to brilliant life."

'Times' drama critic Irving Wardle stated, "The mixture of deep curiosity and thorough learn has produced a desirable tale ... superbly written."

TV critic Philip Purser wrote, "I am misplaced in admiration. it truly is a superb account of his lifestyles and work."

Michael Binder is additionally the writer of a mild disease: a background of movie renovation and recovery. on hand now on Amazon.

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Gilda Melvyn Stokes (BFI Film Classics)

By Melvyn Stokes

From Amazon: "Charles Vidor's vintage noir movie Gilda has involved audiences and critics for the reason that its unencumber in 1946. Set in Argentina on the finish of global conflict II, the movie stars Rita Hayworth in her best-remembered function, 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 an enduring effect on Hayworth's occupation and her celebrity personality: 'Put the Blame on Mame', the music she plays within the movie, was once a best-selling music of 1946, and the atomic bomb verified on Bikini atoll on 1 July 1946 was once named 'Gilda' and had an image of Hayworth at the facet. Such used to be her id with the function, Hayworth later complained, that 'men went to mattress with Gilda and awakened with me'. Melvyn Stokes's learn of the movie presents an in-depth account of its creation background, together with makes an attempt at censorship via the creation Code management. He additionally analyses the film's characterisation and narrative, cinematography, formal units akin to using a voiceover narrator, mise en scène and preoccupation with sexual perversity. Stokes areas Hayworth's functionality within the identify position within the context of her movie profession and famous person character, concentrating on her complex ethnic id as she advanced from being brunette 'Spanish/Latin American' dancer Margarita Carmen Cansino into the auburn-haired superstar 'Rita Hayworth'. Stokes addresses the film's political context – its environment in an Argentina that had entered the conflict at the Allied part, with a sub-plot concerning Nazi skulduggery, and the level to which the movie answered to and mirrored social issues approximately relatives among women and men, girl sexuality and masculine identities that were reworked by way of the dislocations of wartime and the anxieties of the instant post-war interval. Stokes's illuminating account of the movie encompasses a dialogue of its reception historical past, and its value for film-makers, critics and students in addition to its audiences. MELVYN STOKES teaches movie historical past and American historical past at college collage London. He has written and edited twelve books, together with D.W. Griffith's 'The start of a Nation': A background of 'the so much debatable movie of All Time' (2007). he's at the moment President of SERCIA, the eu movie organization."

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Chick Flicks : Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement

By B. Ruby Rich

If there has been a second throughout the sixties, seventies, or eighties that modified the background of the women’s movie move, B. Ruby wealthy used to be there. half journalistic chronicle, half memoir, and a hundred% natural cultural historic odyssey, Chick Flicks—with its definitive, the-way-it-was selection of essays—captures the delivery and development of feminist movie as no different e-book has done.

For over 3 a long time wealthy has been essentially the most vital voices in feminist movie feedback. Her presence at movie fairs (such as Sundance, the place she is a member of the choice committee), her movie studies in the Village Voice, Elle, Out, and the Advocate, and her commentaries at the public radio software “The international” have secured her a spot as a crucial determine within the amazing heritage of what she deems “cinefeminism.” within the desire new new release of feminist movie tradition could be revitalized via reclaiming its personal heritage, wealthy introduces every one essay with an autobiographical prologue that describes the highbrow, political, and private moments from which the paintings arose. go back and forth, softball, intercourse, and voodoo all in some way healthy right into a booklet that incorporates vintage wealthy articles overlaying such issues because the antiporn circulation, the movies of Yvonne Rainer, a Julie Christie stopover at to Washington, and the traditionally evocative movie Maedchen in Uniform. the result's a quantity that strains the advance not just of women’s involvement in cinema yet of 1 of its key gamers as well.

The first book-length paintings from Rich—whose stature and effect on the earth of movie feedback and idea proceed to grow—Chick Flicks exposes unexplored routes and forgotten byways of a earlier that’s contemporary adequate to be remembered and much away sufficient to be memorable.

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The Third Man (BFI Film Classics)

By Rob White

After "The 3rd Man", Carol Reed used to be hailed as one of many world's nice administrators. This identify units out to appreciate what sort of artist Reed used to be and no matter if he deserved such accolades. Rob White explores how the movie got here to be made and seeks to give an explanation for its fascination.

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The Three Colors Trilogy (BFI Modern Classics)

By Geoff Andrew

From Amazon: "This appreciative account of the "Three Colours" trilogy communicates the ability and imagery of the flicks, and demonstrates how Kieslowski's artwork is dropped at undergo of their relocating renditions of the lives of its characters. An interview with Kieslowsi presently earlier than his loss of life concludes this tribute."

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Sight & Sound [UK] (January 2016)

The easiest motion pictures of 2015 as voted for via 168 critics and the 12 months in assessment, Alejandro González Iñarritu on The Revenant and Nora Ephron, queen of the romcom. Plus man Maddin, Terence Davies, Raoul Peck, Haile Gerima, Cecile Emeke and masses more…

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The Birth of a Nation (BFI Film Classics)

By Paul McEwan

Portraying the Ku Klux Klan as heroic underdogs, silent epic The start of a Nation (1915) is extensively thought of to be the main debatable movie of all time. without delay one among US culture's maximum inventive achievements and considered one of its so much abhorrently racist artefacts, it turns into extra stunning with each passing year.

Comprising a decade of archival study and released at the one centesimal anniversary of the film's liberate, this richly distinctive research considers either the film's afterlife and the inventive, commercial and ethical atmosphere during which it used to be created. Drawing on an unbroken century of creation and reception heritage, Paul McEwan recounts the film's origins and improvement, Griffith's precise modifying and cinematography and the development of racial id and worry within the movie. Assessing its contribution as an artwork shape, whereas without delay grappling with the complexity of the art-or-racism debate, Paul McEwan indicates how The delivery of a Nation has had a valuable function within the improvement of movie and movie stories worldwide.

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The Triumph of Propaganda: Film and National Socialism 1933-1945

By Hilmar Hoffmann

The Nazis observed movie as a tremendous car for either indoctrination and escapist pacification of the "masses"; actually, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels attempted to create a German counter-Hollywood. This hugely acclaimed learn, by means of one in all Germany's prime commentators and authors on cultural coverage, analyses the pictorial and spoken language of a number of the movie genres within the 3rd Reich, together with information reels, documentaries, characteristic and "cultural" movies. It exhibits how a robust and sinister propaganda desktop emerged which, by means of deploying a variety of mental innovations, exerted a powerful fascination at the lots. those tools have been such a success that they proceed to function versions for totalitarian régimes to this day.

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King Vidor, American

By Raymond Durgnat, Scott Simmon

Famous movie writers hide the profession film-by-film of the director of the gang, the large Parade, Ruby Gentry, The Fountainhead, past the woodland, and Duel within the solar.

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King Wallis Vidor (February eight, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was once an American movie director, movie manufacturer, and screenwriter whose occupation spanned approximately seven many years. In 1979 he used to be offered an Honorary Academy Award for his "incomparable achievements as a cinematic writer and innovator." He was once nominated 5 occasions for a most sensible Director Oscar, and received 8 overseas movie awards in the course of his career.

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