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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...

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...

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...
...Catherine Breillat's powerful portrayals of heterosexual sex and female desire have earned her a prominent place in the group of directors that have come to be known as the “new French extremists.”James Quandt. “Flesh & Blood: Sex...

Aspects of British Editing from the 1950s Onwards

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Freelancing became the normal mode of employment for British film editors in the latter part of the twentieth century. Rather than being assigned projects from the production schedule of the studio they worked for, editors were increasingly...

Part 5: 1984-9

Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Decades Never Start on Time NOTE: The following documents are taken from Roud’s unfinished autobiographical project, Decades Never Start On Time, which would have been both a history of the new European cinemas of the 1960s, and a kind...

Boys Don't Get Raped

Rape in Art Cinema

Continuum, 2010

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...Kimberly Peirce's 1999 film Boys Don't Cry (US) chronicles the last few weeks in the short life of Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena, a teenager from Nebraska who was born female; who, for these weeks and at other points in his life, lived...
...Heinrich von Kleist's 1807 novella Die Marquise Von O was made into a celebrated and unusually faithful cinematic adaptation of the same name by Eric Rohmer in 1976. The story runs thus: beginning the narrative with a scene in a drinking...

Buñuel: Storytelling, Desire and the Question of Rape

Dominique Russell

Dominique Russell has taught at a number of Canadian universities, including the University of Western Ontario, York, Brock, and the University of British Columbia. She is the author of numerous articles on film sound and Spanish and Latin American cinema, including publications in Jumpcut, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, and Literature Film Quarterly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rape in Art Cinema

Continuum, 2010

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...Buñuel is considered cinema's great iconoclast, his films “a scourge to the bourgeoisie.”The expression is Peter Evans'. His overriding themes are power — social, political and domestic — and desire, or as Henry Miller put it, “the bloody...