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...Orton and Halliwell's Flat. Night. 1967. Kenneth Halliwell is looking straight at the camera. He is naked and bloody. He looks at something across the room. Halliwell Joe? John? He looks back at the camera. Orton and Halliwell's Flat...

“Multi-whatever-it-is”: Dirty Pretty Things

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Frears says this during the “Director’s Commentary” on the Miramax DVD of Dirty Pretty Things. Unless otherwise noted, all quotations from Frears are from this DVD. To quote dialogue, I have also used this DVD, with occasional help...

My Beautiful Laundrette

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The spinning titles near the opening and at the conclusion of My Beautiful Laundrette suggest both the motion of washing machines, with the starts and stops of their agitators, and the mode of the film. The actions, emotional responses...

Auteur Theory in Britain

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The British critical context: Movie magazine The British authorship debate, as it emerged in the magazine Movie in the 1960s, was formulated rather differently because of historical factors specific to British culture. British critical...

The Future of Editing and Technological Change

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Press the wrong button nowadays, and something magical might happen. Peter Honess (2002), editor, LA Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)The Changing Background Nothing in the history of cinema, except for the coming of sound, parallels...

Introduction

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...General introduction This study has four principal aims: First, it may be useful as an introduction to Frears’s films for readers who have little familiarity with most of them. Second, it presents extended discussions of ten of his movies....

The Snapper

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sharon and Dessie The fetus for whom The Snapper is titled makes only brief appearances, once as an inscrutable ultrasound image and a few times at the end as a newborn. The role of lead in The Snapper goes to the unmarried mother, Sharon...

Dangerous Liaisons: Pride, Passion, and True Love

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter is a revised version of an article first published by Film International as “True Love, Pride, and Passion: Re-viewing Stephen Frears’s Dangerous Liaisons (1988),” January 13, 2014, accessed on February 4, 2016 from...

Liam

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dense and deft, Liam achieves its concentration of meaning across multiple themes and characters. Consequently, Frears cut it more swiftly than usual. As Cynthia Lucia wrote, “Frears tends to favor the longer take over more rapid cutting...

Mary Reilly

Lesley Brill

Lesley Brill is Professor of English and Film Studies at Wayne State University, USA, and former Chair of the English Departments of Wayne State and the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He has published articles on film, literature, and photography, along with three books on film: The Hitchcock Romance (1988), John Huston’s Filmmaking (1996), and Crowds, Power, and Transformation in Cinema (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ironic Filmmaking of Stephen Frears

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...When Mary Reilly appeared in early 1996, it was received with reviews that were generally unenthusiastic and often insultingly dismissive. Peter Stack’s review for the San Francisco Chronicle was not especially extreme: “The film is too...