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So Who Says It’s Great?

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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...Three Models of Greatness For those who consider themselves open to new ideas, ‘I know what I like,’ with its implications of narrow-mindedness and inflexibility, is not a remark which springs readily to the lips. Not that ‘I don’t know...

Kino Eyes and Agit Trains

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction Despite the continuing civil war, severe shortages and material discomfort, the years after the 1917 Revolution were ones of intense, almost euphoric, artistic creativity in the newly created Soviet Union. The overthrow...

Ideological Criticism

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...Most movies you are likely to see are made in capitalist societies, and, in such societies, those with a great deal of wealth usually own and control the means of producing more wealth—factories, corporations, businesses, and the like...

Diversity

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction Fiction film narrowed in scope in Western countries in the era of the blockbuster, but documentary did the opposite. Whereas The Exorcist, Jaws, and Star Wars focused mainstream film-makers on ‘the cinema of sensation...

The Grain of Truth

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction At the very beginning of the 1960s a series of technical innovations in sound and camera equipment completely revolutionized the documentary film. Up until that time all documentaries had been shot using bulky, virtually...

Documentary and the Avant-Garde

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction In the teens and twenties of the century, under the influence of cubism and futurism, visual artists of the western avant-garde were fascinated by the modern, the mechanical and the rhythmic. Naturally, cinema, the most...

Battling for Minds

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction Throughout continental Europe and beyond, the 1930s were a time of political extremism, when, to many people’s eyes the stark choice between communism and fascism was the only one on offer. In the resultant struggle...

Aspects of Asia

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction Arguably, if cinema – the art form of the century – belongs to any single continent, it belongs to Asia. The great film industries of India, Japan, China and Hong Kong have given us more films than any other country...

Breakthrough

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Films such as Hoop Dreams prefigured the remarkable increase in documentary’s fortunes at the end of the 1990s, but few could have predicted the course that non-fiction would take in coming years. Established figures such as Errol Morris...

The British Movement

Mark Cousins

Kevin Macdonald is the director of, inter alia, the acclaimed documentaries One Day in September (1999, Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Touching the Void (2003, BAFTA, Best British Film). In 2006 he completed his first dramatic feature film, The Last King of Scotland. He is also the author of a prize-winning biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger: The Life and Death of a Screenwriter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Macdonald

Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Imagining Reality : The Faber Book of Documentary

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...Introduction The British documentary movement of the 1930s was the self-conscious creation of a single determined individual: John Grierson. Combining strong theoretical convictions with practical and political know-how, he obtained...