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The Photographic Hangover: Reconsidering the Aesthetics of the Postwar 8mm Home Movie

Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The August 1946 issue of Movie Makers, a filmmaking magazine published by the American Amateur Cinema League, features an article titled “Snapshot vs. Movie Shot” (Bergmann 1946, 423). Prefaced with the subheading “What still cameramen...

Finishing My Course

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Shortly after The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission was finished, the Israeli producers Menachem Golan and Yorum Globus sent a script to Lee. The movie was Delta Force, and it was to co-star the popular martial arts professional and actor Chuck...

Fighting a Good Fight

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Two short months after the wrap of Gorky Park we were in Paris preparing for the film Canicule. ‘Mounted up’ again, as Lee would say.He particularly liked the idea of making a French film, ‘a French French film’. The actors and actresses...

Fishing

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Fishing was such an important and integral part of Lee’s life that it is difficult to know what it really represented to him. Even he likened it to a Jungian experience, a dream of some kind: ‘The magic of Moby Dick. Big game fishing...

The War

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...A few months after we were married, Lee took me to Hawaii for a ‘honeymoon,’ he said. I discovered it was really a fishing trip. (It turned out to be the start of my own obsession with big game fishing.) Big game fishing was the only type...

The Auteur Theory

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...Andrew Sarris and American film criticism Andrew Sarris wrote film criticism in the late 1950s when America was still embroiled in Cold War politics, which partly explains why he took up Cahiers’ argument directed at the criteria...

The Social Construction of Generations in a Media Society: The Case of Postwar West Germany

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This article asks how “generations” are created through media discourses and public debates and what modern generational history can learn from theoretical and methodological approaches of media studies.Recent scholarship on generational...

Parisian Cinephiles and the Mac-Mahon

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

Book chapter

...Paris stands at the centre of the phenomenal passion for film that France has maintained since the first screening of the Cinématographe at the Salon Indien of the Grand Café on the boulevard des Capucines on 28 December 1895. From...

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Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Lee died on 29 August 1987. He died not from a sudden heart attack, but from a combination of incompetence and arrogance: a doctor who did not recognize a case of peritonitis, and who refused to take the symptoms seriously because they were...

New York

Lee : A Romance

Faber & Faber, 1997

Book chapter

...Some months later, Lee decided he had had enough of high school. He had been in many schools, public and private, he had fought in a world war, been wounded, had lived in Florida, Chicago, New York. He found it difficult to sit...