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The Night of the Hunter (US, 1955): Return of the Big Bad Wolf

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Production companies: Paul Gregory Productions/ United ArtistsProducer: Paul GregoryDirector: Charles LaughtonScreenplay: James Agee, Charles LaughtonSource: Davis Grubb (novel: The Night of the Hunter)Photography: Stanley CortezArt...

Shadow Play and Dripping Teat: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...Movies are made up of moments, which both accumulate to an end and, in a sense, scatter across our memories. If we think of a movie as something which moves continuously, following the actions of characters and the trajectory of a story...

Dead Man

Jonathan Rosenbaum

Jonathan Rosenbaum is film critic for the Chicago Reader and author of Movie Wars (2002) and Dead Man (BFI Modern Classics, 2000), among many other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2000

BFI Film Classics

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...When it was released in 1995, Dead Man puzzled many audiences and critics. Jim Jarmusch’s reputation was for directing slick, hip contemporary films. And Dead Man was a black-and-white Western. As time has passed, though, the number of its...

Chinatown

Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton is a screenwriter and playwright. His screen credits include Fellow Traveller, Shoot to Kill, Signs and Wonders and Shipman. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 1997

BFI Film Classics

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...This study analyzes ‘Chinatown’ in the context of the figure of the detective in literature and film from Sophocles to Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. In the account of ‘Chinatown’’s narrative development Michael Eaton seeks...

Do the Right Thing

Ed Guerrero

Ed Guerrero is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Africana Studies at New York University, USA. He is the author of the influential study of black cinema, Framing Blackness (1993). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2001

BFI Film Classics

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...This text discusses how the film, 'Do The Right Thing' epitomises Spike Lee's powerful impact on the representation of race and difference in America, the progress of black film-making and the rise of multicultural voices in the media...

The Night of the Hunter

British Film Institute, 2000

BFI Film Classics

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...This is an examination of ‘The Night of the Hunter’, Charles Laughton’s only outing as a film director. It looks at the symbolism of the piece, at Willa, her throat cut sitting in the Model-T Ford, and the Preacher, a silhouetted threat...