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Cinema and the State

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...We are now in an age of economic transition. Development of machine industry and intensification of competition create a gap between rich and poor and this becomes greater and greater; and according to Western history this is an inevitable...

Sergio Leone’s Films — The Sources

Christopher Frayling

Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art and Professor of Cultural History there. His books include Sergio Leone: Something to Do With Death, Clint Eastwood and a BFI monograph on Things to Come. He is Chairman of the Arts Council, England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaghetti Westerns : Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...When deciding whom to cast in his Westerns, Sergio Leone always aimed high — even in low-budget days. For A Fistful of Dollars, he originally wanted Henry Fonda to play an older Man With No Name, but Fonda ‘was too expensive for the Italian...

Throne of Blood

British Film Institute, 2014

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...Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) is widely regarded as the greatest film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. This fascinating interpretation of the film explores how Kurosawa draws key philosophical and psychological arguments from...

Brushes with Great Directors

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...Federico Fellini I got to know Fellini through working with Marcello Mastroianni on Leo the Last. Marcello was his surrogate in 8½. I love the scene where he says to the critic, ‘I suppose you like films where nothing happens. Well, in my...

Cinema and Transgression

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...Why are criminals bad? (Hanzaisha naze warui).Our generation is a fatherless generation. (Bokura no sedai wa, chichi naki sedai nan desu yo.)In the previous chapter I argued that, in the light of public discourses surrounding the War Crimes...

Cinema, Nationalism and Empire

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...In Japan, the connection between a person and his . . . ie [household] is at the same time the link between the individual and the nation. Today, if we but probe a little, we realise that the faithful subjects and loyal retainers of history...

Cinema and Humanism

Isolde Standish

Isolde Standish is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Japanese Cinema : A Century of Narrative Film

Continuum, 2005

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...[C]oncepts of the responsibility of leaders and the concomitant duty of the individual to disobey illegal orders were set forth at the Nuremberg and Tokyo Trials. It is clear that there are many problems with the actual implementation...

Consummation (and Crisis)

David Deamer

David Deamer is Associate Lecturer in film at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published in Martin-Jones and Brown’s Deleuze and Film; Bell and Colebrook’s Deleuze and History; Deleuze Studies; and the online A/V Journal, of which he was co-founder. He blogs on Deleuze and cinema at www.daviddeamer.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deleuze, Japanese Cinema, and the Atom Bomb : The Spectre of Impossibility

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The mental image would be less a bringing to completion of the action-image, and of the other images, than a re-examination of their nature and status.Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam...

Men with Swords and Men with Suits: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell is Distinguished Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is the author of several books, including, most recently, Archiveology: Walter Benjamin and Archival Film Practices (2018). She has published many articles, including “The Barbara Stanwyck Show: Melodrama, Kitsch and the Media Archive,” in Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts (vol. 55, no. 3, fall 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Japanese Cinema Revisited

Continuum, 2011

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...Fifty-one years after the sensational screening of Rashomon (1950) in Venice, Akira Kurosawa was the first Japanese director whose films were widely released in digital form. In Japan as well, Kurosawa's was the first large oeuvre...

Seven Samurai

Joan Mellen

Joan Mellen is Professor of Creative Writing at Temple University, USA. She is the author of the BFI Film Classics on Seven Samurai and In the Realm of the Senses, as well as several works of biography, fiction, and literary criticism. Her latest book is A Farewell To Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination and the Case That Should Have Changed History (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Institute, 2002

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...In the film Seven Samurai (1954) a whole society is on the verge of irrevocable change. Many people consider this film a major achievement in Japanese cinema, an epic that evokes the cultural upheaval brought on by the collapse of Japanese...