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The Piano (Australia / NZ / France, 1993): Love in a Rough Place

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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... Piano as a Point of Resistance’, Fresh Writing, 1 (2001– 02), http://www.nd.edu/~frswrite/issues/2001–2002/Yanos.shtml, accessed 4 January 2008. Sue Gillett also discerns something more than domination in the relationships. Hollywood...

Raging Bull (US, 1980): The Drama of the Fight

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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... to distribute the film. Critics were less hostile. Philip Oakes of the Sunday Times found the sense of ritual overwhelming. He concluded that the film ‘pulses with unimaginable emotion and blood about to be shed’.Philip Oakes, ‘Portrait...

Lawrence of Arabia (GB, 1962): An Englishman in the Sun

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Horizon Pictures/ColumbiaProducer: Sam SpiegelDirector: David LeanSource: T. E. Lawrence (writings: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom)Screenplay: Robert Bolt, Michael WilsonPhotography: Freddie YoungArt Director: John...

Black Narcissus (GB, 1947): Nuns in Exotic Places

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Production company: The ArchersProducers / Directors/Screenplay: Michael Powell, Emeric PressburgerSource: Rumer Godden (novel: Black Narcissus)Photography: Jack CardiffProduction Designer: Alfred JungeMusic: Brian EasdaleEditor: Reginald...

Introduction

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg, 2008

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...How do films achieve eminence? The question has troubled me ever since a friend admitted that he found Citizen Kane boring. My guilty secret was that I shared his feelings. This was sufficient reason for reappraising the film canon...

2001: A Space Odyssey (GB/ US, 1968): The Long Voyage to Destiny

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg, 2008

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...Production company: MGMProducer/ Director: Stanley KubrickScreenplay: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. ClarkeSource: Arthur C. Clarke (short story: ‘The Sentinel’)Photography: Geoffrey UnsworthProduction design: Tony Masters, Harry Lange, Ernie...

The Godfather (US, 1972): Keeping It in the Family

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Alfran / Paramount PicturesProducer: Albert S. RuddyDirector: Francis Ford CoppolaScreenplay: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario PuzoSource: Mario Puzo (novel: The Godfather)Photography: Gordon WillisProduction Designer: Dean...

It’s a Wonderful Life (US, 1946): Seeking the American Hero

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production company: Liberty FilmsProducer/Director: Frank CapraSource: Philip Van Doren Stern (story: ‘The Greatest Gift’)Screenplay: Frank Capra, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dorothy Parker, Jo Swerling, Michael WilsonPhotography:...

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (US, 2003): Violence as Art

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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... Might,’ Los Angeles Times, 10 October 2003. Thurman is inexpressive by comparison, which is symptomatic of Tarantino’s lack of interest in real people. For Philip Hensher, the director finds stars with ‘an aura of exhausted celebrity’ and his...

The Night of the Hunter (US, 1955): Return of the Big Bad Wolf

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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... disliked them.Callow, The Night of the Hunter, pp. 32 and 41–2. The press were baffled by a film which belonged to no recognizable genre. Philip T. Hartung commented in Commonweal: ‘What The Night of the Hunter lacks most of all, in spite...