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British Film Institute, 1999

Focused Study

...The career of Robert Bresson (b. 1907) is one of the richest in the history of cinema, but also one of the most enigmatic. For some commentators, Bresson is a severe moralist who’s almost medieval in his concern for the darker aspects...

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Barry Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at Brock University, Ontario, Canada. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is the author or editor of thirty books. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been translated into many languages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2010

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...Upon its release in 1956, Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers was widely perceived as another ‘B’ movie thriller in the cycle of science fiction and horror films that proliferated in the 1950s. Yet the film addresses numerous issues...