Download E-books Comedy Incarnate: Buster Keaton, Physical Humor, and Bodily Coping PDF

In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the features of Buster Keaton’s particular visible type, to bare the particular event of looking at Keaton’s movies.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written through one in all America’s optimal movie theorists
  • Takes a special examine the philosophies at the back of Keaton’s style
  • Weighs visible components over narrative shape within the research of the Keaton’s work
  • Provides a clean vantage element for research of movie and comedy itself

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In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the features of Buster Keaton’s particular visible type, to bare the particular event of looking at Keaton’s movies.

  • Bold and provocative thesis written through one in all America’s optimal movie theorists
  • Takes a special examine the philosophies at the back of Keaton’s style
  • Weighs visible components over narrative shape within the research of the Keaton’s work
  • Provides a clean vantage element for research of movie and comedy itself

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Download E-books The Palm Beach Story (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By John Pym

Working for Paramount within the Nineteen Forties playwright and scriptwriter Preston Sturges directed a succession of remarkable comedies of which the "Palm seashore tale" is likely to be the best. Pym's account recreates the subtlety and a stunning strength of this close to excellent movie. within the BFI movie CLASSICS series.

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By John Pym

Working for Paramount within the Nineteen Forties playwright and scriptwriter Preston Sturges directed a succession of remarkable comedies of which the "Palm seashore tale" is likely to be the best. Pym's account recreates the subtlety and a stunning strength of this close to excellent movie. within the BFI movie CLASSICS series.

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Download E-books The Tales of Hoffmann (BFI Film Classics) PDF

The stories of Hoffmann (1951) is a different and significant movie, either within the background of British cinema and within the heritage of interdisciplinary art-making. it's the first full-throttle presentation of an opera on display: a Technicolor exploration of romance, myth, and failure, extra danced than sung, that reinvents the "total paintings of art."

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The stories of Hoffmann (1951) is a different and significant movie, either within the background of British cinema and within the heritage of interdisciplinary art-making. it's the first full-throttle presentation of an opera on display: a Technicolor exploration of romance, myth, and failure, extra danced than sung, that reinvents the "total paintings of art."

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Download E-books The Best Years of Our Lives (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Sarah Kozloff

Due to its attractiveness and the debate it engendered, The most sensible Years of Our Lives stands as the most vital cultural records of the post-WWII period. additionally, with its emphasis on infantrymen arriving from battle with post-traumatic rigidity syndrome, dealing with an doubtful financial system, and strained family lives, the movie speaks with emotional strength on to modern concerns, together with the devastating accidents and insecurites confronted by means of squaddies returning domestic from strive against in Afghanistan and Iraq this day. one of the issues mentioned are American neorealism, aesthetics, warfare and homecoming, and more.

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By Sarah Kozloff

Due to its attractiveness and the debate it engendered, The most sensible Years of Our Lives stands as the most vital cultural records of the post-WWII period. additionally, with its emphasis on infantrymen arriving from battle with post-traumatic rigidity syndrome, dealing with an doubtful financial system, and strained family lives, the movie speaks with emotional strength on to modern concerns, together with the devastating accidents and insecurites confronted by means of squaddies returning domestic from strive against in Afghanistan and Iraq this day. one of the issues mentioned are American neorealism, aesthetics, warfare and homecoming, and more.

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Download E-books Wild Strawberries: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics) PDF

By Angela Thirkell

Lovely, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a visitor of her Aunt Agnes on the awesome wooded property of Rushwater, falls head over heels for good-looking playboy David Leslie. in the meantime, Agnes and her mom, the eccentric matriarch woman Emily, have hopes of a distinct, improved fit for Mary. on the lavish Rushwater dance occasion, her destiny happiness hangs within the stability . . .

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By Angela Thirkell

Lovely, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a visitor of her Aunt Agnes on the awesome wooded property of Rushwater, falls head over heels for good-looking playboy David Leslie. in the meantime, Agnes and her mom, the eccentric matriarch woman Emily, have hopes of a distinct, improved fit for Mary. on the lavish Rushwater dance occasion, her destiny happiness hangs within the stability . . .

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Download E-books Performance (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Colin MacCabe

From Amazon: "In this publication, having carried out vast interviews with surviving individuals, Colin MacCabe provides the definitive background of the making of functionality, in addition to a brand new interpretation of its artistry."

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By Colin MacCabe

From Amazon: "In this publication, having carried out vast interviews with surviving individuals, Colin MacCabe provides the definitive background of the making of functionality, in addition to a brand new interpretation of its artistry."

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Download E-books Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) PDF

By Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

The movies of Akira Kurosawa have had an important impression at the method the japanese have seen themselves as a country and at the manner the West has considered Japan. during this accomplished and theoretically knowledgeable learn of the influential director’s cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa’s whole physique of labor, from 1943’s Sanshiro Sugata to 1993’s Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the floor upon which the scholarship on eastern cinema has been outfitted and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and significant assumptions.
Arguing that Kurosawa’s motion pictures arouse anxiousness in jap and Western critics as the movies problematize Japan’s self-image and the West’s snapshot of Japan, Yoshimoto demanding situations greatly circulating clichés concerning the movies and exhibits how those works represent narrative solutions to sociocultural contradictions and institutional dilemmas. whereas totally acknowledging the success of Kurosawa as a filmmaker, Yoshimoto makes use of the director’s paintings to mirror on and reconsider quite a few better concerns, from eastern movie historical past, smooth eastern background, and cultural creation to nationwide identification and the worldwide flow of cultural capital. He examines how eastern cinema has been “invented” within the self-discipline of movie experiences for particular ideological reasons and analyzes Kurosawa’s function in that means of invention. Demonstrating the richness of either this director’s paintings and jap cinema generally, Yoshimoto’s nuanced examine illuminates an array of thematic and stylistic facets of the movies as well as their social and ancient contexts.
Beyond aficionados of Kurosawa and jap movie, this booklet will curiosity these engaged with cultural reviews, postcolonial reviews, cultural globalization, movie reviews, Asian experiences, and the formation of educational disciplines.

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By Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

The movies of Akira Kurosawa have had an important impression at the method the japanese have seen themselves as a country and at the manner the West has considered Japan. during this accomplished and theoretically knowledgeable learn of the influential director’s cinema, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto definitively analyzes Kurosawa’s whole physique of labor, from 1943’s Sanshiro Sugata to 1993’s Madadayo. In scrutinizing this oeuvre, Yoshimoto shifts the floor upon which the scholarship on eastern cinema has been outfitted and questions its dominant interpretive frameworks and significant assumptions.
Arguing that Kurosawa’s motion pictures arouse anxiousness in jap and Western critics as the movies problematize Japan’s self-image and the West’s snapshot of Japan, Yoshimoto demanding situations greatly circulating clichés concerning the movies and exhibits how those works represent narrative solutions to sociocultural contradictions and institutional dilemmas. whereas totally acknowledging the success of Kurosawa as a filmmaker, Yoshimoto makes use of the director’s paintings to mirror on and reconsider quite a few better concerns, from eastern movie historical past, smooth eastern background, and cultural creation to nationwide identification and the worldwide flow of cultural capital. He examines how eastern cinema has been “invented” within the self-discipline of movie experiences for particular ideological reasons and analyzes Kurosawa’s function in that means of invention. Demonstrating the richness of either this director’s paintings and jap cinema generally, Yoshimoto’s nuanced examine illuminates an array of thematic and stylistic facets of the movies as well as their social and ancient contexts.
Beyond aficionados of Kurosawa and jap movie, this booklet will curiosity these engaged with cultural reviews, postcolonial reviews, cultural globalization, movie reviews, Asian experiences, and the formation of educational disciplines.

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Download E-books Citizen Kane (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Laura Mulvey

Citizen Kane's acceptance as one of many maximum motion pictures of all time is matched in basic terms by means of the buildup of severe remark that surrounds it. What extra can there be to claim a few masterpiece so universally said? Laura Mulvey, in a clean and unique analyzing, illuminates the richness of the movie, either thematically and stylistically, touching on it to Welles's political heritage and its ancient context. In a lucid and perceptive critique she additionally investigates the psychoanalytic constitution that underlies the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for as soon as taking heavily what Orson Welles himself disparagingly often called 'dollar-book Freud.'

In her foreword to this distinct variation, released to have a good time the twentieth anniversary of the BFI movie Classics sequence, Laura Mulvey specializes in the film's politics, highlighting the modern 'rhymes' in Kane's portrayal of a scandal-prone press baron in a time of financial concern.

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By Laura Mulvey

Citizen Kane's acceptance as one of many maximum motion pictures of all time is matched in basic terms by means of the buildup of severe remark that surrounds it. What extra can there be to claim a few masterpiece so universally said? Laura Mulvey, in a clean and unique analyzing, illuminates the richness of the movie, either thematically and stylistically, touching on it to Welles's political heritage and its ancient context. In a lucid and perceptive critique she additionally investigates the psychoanalytic constitution that underlies the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for as soon as taking heavily what Orson Welles himself disparagingly often called 'dollar-book Freud.'

In her foreword to this distinct variation, released to have a good time the twentieth anniversary of the BFI movie Classics sequence, Laura Mulvey specializes in the film's politics, highlighting the modern 'rhymes' in Kane's portrayal of a scandal-prone press baron in a time of financial concern.

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Download E-books Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002-2012 PDF

By Geoffrey O'Brien

“We watch what's relocating quickly from a platform that also is relocating fast,” writes Geoffrey O’Brien at the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows. This collection—gathering the easiest of a decade’s worthy of writing on movie via certainly one of our so much bracing and creative critics—ranges freely over the last, current, and way forward for the films, from the primal visible poetry of the silent period to the dizzying diversifications of the merging electronic age.

Here are 38 looking essays on modern blockbusters like Spider-Man and Minority document; fresh leading edge triumphs like The Tree of Life and Beasts of the Southern Wild; and the intricacies of style mythmaking from chinese language martial arts movies to the horror classics of Val Lewton. O’Brien probes the visionary artwork of vintage filmmakers—von Sternberg, Fod, Cocteau, Kurosawa, Godard—and the consequences of such different contemporary paintings as Farenheit 9/11, The ardour of Christ, and The Sopranos. every one of those items is alert to the always-surprising intersections among display lifestyles and actual lifestyles, and how that movie from the start has formed our feel of reminiscence and history.

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By Geoffrey O'Brien

“We watch what's relocating quickly from a platform that also is relocating fast,” writes Geoffrey O’Brien at the beginning of Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows. This collection—gathering the easiest of a decade’s worthy of writing on movie via certainly one of our so much bracing and creative critics—ranges freely over the last, current, and way forward for the films, from the primal visible poetry of the silent period to the dizzying diversifications of the merging electronic age.

Here are 38 looking essays on modern blockbusters like Spider-Man and Minority document; fresh leading edge triumphs like The Tree of Life and Beasts of the Southern Wild; and the intricacies of style mythmaking from chinese language martial arts movies to the horror classics of Val Lewton. O’Brien probes the visionary artwork of vintage filmmakers—von Sternberg, Fod, Cocteau, Kurosawa, Godard—and the consequences of such different contemporary paintings as Farenheit 9/11, The ardour of Christ, and The Sopranos. every one of those items is alert to the always-surprising intersections among display lifestyles and actual lifestyles, and how that movie from the start has formed our feel of reminiscence and history.

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Download E-books I Lost it at the Movies PDF

By Pauline Kael

I misplaced it on the Movies is classic Kael on such classics of post-War cinema as On the Waterfront, Smiles of a summer time evening, West part tale, The Seven Samurai, Lolita, Jules et Jim and so on. Her reviews are so clean and direct, it really is as though the films had purely been published final week.

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By Pauline Kael

I misplaced it on the Movies is classic Kael on such classics of post-War cinema as On the Waterfront, Smiles of a summer time evening, West part tale, The Seven Samurai, Lolita, Jules et Jim and so on. Her reviews are so clean and direct, it really is as though the films had purely been published final week.

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