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Cat People
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written by Kim Newman, 1959-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 97 page(s)
Released in 1943, Cat People was the first production from the unit set up by RKO to make low-cost, high-return horror movies. Producer Val Lewton was handed the title and ordered to come up with a film to fit. He and director Jacques Tourneur created an innovative picture about a Serbian emigree in New York (Simo...
written by Kim Newman, 1959-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 97 page(s)
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Far From Heaven
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written by John Gill, fl. 1995-2011, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2011, originally published 2011), 112 page(s)
Todd Haynes's 2002 film Far From Heaven has been hailed as an homage to 1950s Hollywood melodrama, although anyone tempted to take the film at face value should be warned that it aims to subvert as much as celebrate that genre. Impeccably constructed, with a care for detail unknown in films from the era, it sets o...
written by John Gill, fl. 1995-2011, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2011, originally published 2011), 112 page(s)
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Il conformista (The Conformist)
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written by Christopher Wagstaff, fl. 2008-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2012, originally published 2012), 91 page(s)
Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista (The Conformist) (1970), a political drama set in Mussolini's Fascist Italy, is widely recognised as a masterpiece of post-war cinema, a classic of Italian and European cinema and an inspiration for many other film-makers, particularly those of the American New Wave. Christophe...
written by Christopher Wagstaff, fl. 2008-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2012, originally published 2012), 91 page(s)
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La Grande Illusion
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written by Julian Jackson, fl. 1988-2009, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2009, originally published 2009), 117 page(s)
Jean Renoir's masterpiece La Grande Illusion (1937) tells the story of two French prisoners of war escaping through Germany towards France during World War I. Its themes of divided class, racial and national loyalties and the conflict between patriotism and pacifism made it a controversial film on its release on t...
written by Julian Jackson, fl. 1988-2009, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2009, originally published 2009), 117 page(s)
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Nosferatu (1922)
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written by Kevin Jackson, 1955-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 127 page(s)
F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922), the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, remains a potent and disturbing horror film. One of the outstanding documents of Weimar culture's dark side, the film's prevailing themes of human destructiveness, insanity, and moral and physical pollution had a stinging topica...
written by Kevin Jackson, 1955-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 127 page(s)
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Solaris
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written by Mark Bould, fl. 2014-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2014, originally published 2014), 97 page(s)
Despite being one of Andrei Tarkovsky's most successful films, Solaris (1972) was the one he most disliked. This dismissal of his most generically marked film has often been accepted by those quick to embrace the image of Tarkovsky as a transcendent artist rising above the politics of the Soviet film industry and...
written by Mark Bould, fl. 2014-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2014, originally published 2014), 97 page(s)
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Star Wars
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written by Will Brooker, fl. 2005-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2009, originally published 2009), 97 page(s)
Critical studies of Star Wars have treated it as a cultural phenomenon, or in terms of its special effects, fans and merchandising, or as a film that marked the end of New Hollywood's innovation and the birth of the blockbuster. Will Brooker's illuminating study of the film takes issue with many of these commo...
written by Will Brooker, fl. 2005-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2009, originally published 2009), 97 page(s)
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The Shining
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written by Roger Luckhurst, fl. 2008-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 99 page(s)
An analysis of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film The Shining by Roger Luckhurst.
written by Roger Luckhurst, fl. 2008-2015, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013, originally published 2013), 99 page(s)
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Throne of Blood
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written by Robert N. Watson, 1953-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2014, originally published 2014), 95 page(s)
Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is widely regarded as the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This fascinating interpretation of the film explores how Kurosawa draws key philosophical and psychological arguments from Shakespeare, translates them into strong visual metaphors, and inflects them thro...
written by Robert N. Watson, 1953-, in Film Classics (London, England: British Film Institute, 2014, originally published 2014), 95 page(s)
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An Incomplete Sentence: The Cinema of Dharmasena Pathiraja
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edited by Sivamohan Sumathy, fl. 2015, Ashley Ratnavibhushana, fl. 2005 and Robert Crusz, fl. 2005 (Sri Lanka: Asian Film Centre, 2009, originally published 2009), 177 page(s)
edited by Sivamohan Sumathy, fl. 2015, Ashley Ratnavibhushana, fl. 2005 and Robert Crusz, fl. 2005 (Sri Lanka: Asian Film Centre, 2009, originally published 2009), 177 page(s)
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