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Cavalcade

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 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Cavalcade, probably the least-remembered Best Picture and Best Director Oscar winner, was adapted from Noel Coward’s spectacular stage show which ran at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, from 1931 to 1932, and which Fox Movietone cameramen...
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...Fabers’ Flat. Hall. Day. The door at the far end of the hall opens and Barbara comes out. She closes the door quietly behind her and hurries along the hall and into the drawing room. She is dressed and looks strained and tired, as though...
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...Shipyard. Day. The voice of the Comentator begins to speak over a LONG SHOT of an empty shipyard. The year is 1937. Leslie Howard voice over This is the story of a ship… A giant crane swings the first section of a Destroyer’s keel across...

Brief Encounter (2015)

Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Noël Coward

Screenplay

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...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’ –...

Second World War

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff (Anton Walbrook) interned in a POW camp in Derbyshire in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, 1943)To be brought up in Leeds in the forties was to learn early on the quite useful lesson that life...

1920s

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Anna May Wong as exotic attraction in E. A. Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) – competing for attention with Alfred Junge’s dynamic set The Intellectuals and the Masses (Part One) In 1924, Evelyn Waugh came down from Oxford and found himself...

1940s

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Mesty (W. Robert Adams) and Jack (Hughie Green) tackle Don Rebeira in Carol Reed’s costume romp, Midshipman Easy (1935)Picture Post, the popular weekly modelled after the American magazine, Life, was launched by Edward Hulton and Stefan...

In the Mood for Love [Huayang Nianhua]

Tony Rayns

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.

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British Film Institute, 2015

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...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...

Lawrence of Arabia

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. His books include Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One (2012), and BFI Film Classics on Withnail & I (2004) and Lawrence of Arabia (2007). He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Companion of the Guild of St George, a Regent of the College de Pataphysique and a regular contributor to BBC radio programmes, including BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Review’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2007

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...Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the ten greatest films ever made - though more often by film-goers and film-makers than by critics. This monograph argues that popular wisdom is correct, and that Lean’s film is a unique blend...

The Art of Trash

I.Q. Hunter

I.Q. Hunter is Reader in Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999), and the co-editor of British Comedy Cinema (2012), Controversial Images (2012) and Science Fiction Across Media (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Trash Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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...The director Douglas Sirk once said that, ‘There is a very short distance between high art and trash, and trash that contains an element of craziness is by this very quality nearer to art.’Quoted by Laura Mulvey in the booklet notes...