Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Techniques of the Moving Image series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Virtuoso: Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic (2019), A Dream of Hitchcock (2019), Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...I have given several examples of moments in which a single actor in character transcends the territory of the drama, rises up, flies off to a contextually relevant virtuosic Neverland, then lands again. A single actor, or a Roman candle...
...Milford Junction Station. Night. (Location)
LONG SHOT, Number 1 Platform of Milford Junction Station. It is early evening. A local train is pulling into the station as a voice over the station loud speaker announces
‘MILFORD JUNCTION’ –...
Tony Rayns is a London-based filmmaker, critic and festival programmer with a special interest in the film cultures of East Asia. His writings appear in Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Artforum, Cine 21 and other periodicals. His previous publications include books on Fassbinder and Chinese, Korean and Japanese cinema, and he has contributed lengthy essays to studies of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Garin Nugroho, Edward Yang and Jia Zhangke. He has recorded commentaries on films for Criterion, Masters of Cinema and other DVD/blu-ray labels. His own films include the documentaries New Chinese Cinema, The Jang Sunwoo Variations and Jang Sunwoo in November. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Set in Hong Kong, Singapore and Cambodia in the 1960s, Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love (2000) is a film that luxuriates in the feeling of being in love – without ever turning into a love story. Its central characters, Mr Chow and Mrs...
Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...The Credit Sequence
The Paramount logo fades to a black screen, which turns light grey as music starts: chunky staccato chords under keening violins. From the right-hand edge, black stripes stretch across the screen; more appear...
Helen Taylor is Emeritus Professor in English at the University of Exeter, UK. She is passionate about young children's learning and developing positive attitudes towards mathematics. She taught in a number of primary schools in Kent and Essex and was a deputy head teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Gone with the Wind (1939) is one of the greatest films of all time – the best-known of Hollywood’s Golden Age and a work that has, in popular imagination, defined southern American history for three-quarters of a century. Drawing on three...
...The careers of British editors can be related, in general terms, to the distinction between artists and craftspersons, and to issues of class, education and gender. These provide a broad context for the diverse backgrounds, achievements...
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