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...Large House In St John's Wood, London. Summer Day. Present Day. Bonnet of a Jaguar foreground. Jo is standing at the window, looking out. Reflected in the window pane demolition of buildings, tall skeletons of new constructions...

The Realist’s Eye

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Revolution! : The Explosion of World Cinema in the 60s

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...When I started, I thought it would only take me a few months; it took three years. I made every mistake known to man; I can’t even remember all the mistakes we made.‘When I started, I thought it would take me only a few months’, Ray Carney...

From Tinsel to Realism and Back Again

Mark Duguid

Mark Duguid is a senior curator at the BFI National Archive, with overall responsibility for the online representation of archival film and television. He is the author of the BFI TV Classic on Cracker (2009), and co-editor of Ealing Revisited (BFI, 2012). He has written features and reviews for Sight & Sound magazine and is a contributor to the International Encyclopedia of Television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katy McGahan

Ealing Revisited

British Film Institute, 2012

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...Early in 1939 I put my thoughts on paper in the form of a memorandum which might have been called ‘How to put films to work in the national interest in wartime’ and sent it to the proper quarter. Its impact on Whitehall was nil. (Michael...

We Are the Lambeth Boys

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...We Are the Lambeth Boys, a very accomplished film documenting the activities of Alford House youth club, Lambeth, was the main film in the ‘Last Free Cinema’ programme shown at London’s National Film Theatre in March 1959, and the second...

The Influence of Television and Theatre

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013

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... The Influence of Television and Theatre j h TELEVISION No post-war change in the entertainment industry was as profound as the change that occurred when television was introduced. Not only did televi- sion provide a home entertainment...

Radio On

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...One of the most striking feature debuts in British cinema, Chris Petit’s road movie is both a hymn and homage to the dreamed imperatives of the clear highway, while remaining ruefully aware that, in England at least, the road soon runs out...

Dark Shadows Around Ealing

Ealing Revisited

British Film Institute, 2012

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...Disaster was never far away … Robert killed himself with drink. Angus died a lonely death. Michael Truman committed suicide. Charles Frend never made another film after the friendly gates of Ealing closed, and a lifetime passed before...

Far from Swinging London: Memories of Non-Urban Cinemagoing in 1960s Britain

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones is Associate Professor in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. He has published widely on mid-century cinema audiences and science fiction film and television. He is the co-editor of Time Travel in Popular Media: Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

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...While British film production flourished during the 1960s, with both the gritty ‘kitchen sink’ dramas and the hedonistic ‘swinging London’ films drawing critical praise, film exhibition in the United Kingdom continued its steady decline...
...Cinematic representations of rape foreground the gendered power dynamics inherent in the film medium's institutional structure. While feminist criticism has long pointed out the problematic position of women both on-screen...
...In Campion's world, desire always places women in danger — whether the desire is their own or someone else's. The danger, desire, and sex in Jane Campion's In the Cut (Australia/US/UK, 2003) begins with Frannie, the protagonist played...