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Since You Went Away: Masculinity and Change after World War II

Stella Bruzzi

Stella Bruzzi is Professor in the Department of English at University College London, UK. She is the author of Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-war Hollywood (BFI 2005) and New Documentary: A Critical Introduction (Second edition, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bringing Up Daddy : Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood

British Film Institute, 2005

Book chapter

...Hollywood’s handling of World War II constructed a particular relationship between combat, masculinity and the role of the father. Norman Mailer remarked, ‘nobody was born a man; you earned manhood provided you were good enough, bold...

From Gadgeteers to Sound Experts: Defining and Recognising Sound Labour and Expertise

Helen Hanson

Helen Hanson is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on film style, histories of American cinema and the film industry, feminism and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Soundscapes : Film Sound Style, Craft and Production in the Classical Era

British Film Institute, 2017

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...The dazzling spotlight which Hollywood turns upon its Personalities throws into shadow the thousands who work in the movie studios – technicians and craftsmen, musicians and sound engineers, painters, carpenters, laboratory workers. These,...

Thunder and Lightning: Gone with the Wind (1939) and the Logic of Synchronisation

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

Book chapter

...With Atlanta in flames, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) piles Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), Prissy (Butterfly McQueen), Melanie Hamilton Wilkes (Olivia de Havilland) and her newborn baby into a horsecart. Fighting off renegades, he skirts...

King Kong Capitalism

Animal Life and the Moving Image

British Film Institute, 2015

Book chapter

...I The animal moves:‘All animals move alike, four-footed and many-footed; in other words, they all move cross-corner-wise.’ See Aristotle, The History of Animals, Part 5, at http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/history_anim.1.i.html. it is,...

The 1940s

Anthony Slide

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De Toth on De Toth : Putting the Drama in front of the Camera

Faber & Faber, 2010

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...Andre followed None Shall Escape with Dark Waters (1944), which may well be considered the first of his film noir titles. A melodrama with strong psychological undertones, the film relies heavily on atmosphere and on the performances which...

Developing the Film

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Long Hard Look at ‘Psycho’

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...A Business Proposition Psycho reflects Hitchcock’s dual career, in feature films, and in television (a chart-topping series of thrillers, Alfred Hitchcock Presents [1955–65]). As television took ‘the family audience’, to which ‘Old...

Hitchcock at the Margins of Noir

James Naremore

James Naremore is Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University. He is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli (1993), More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (1998; 2008) and On Kubrick (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alfred Hitchcock : Centenary Essays

British Film Institute, 1999

Book chapter

...The discourse on film noir belongs largely to ‘postmodernist’ culture, but it seems preoccupied with ‘modernist’ values, particularly in a series of Hollywood thrillers or bloody melodramas from the 1940s and 1950s. The pictures it names...

The Searchers

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. 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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...John Ford’s masterpiece The Searchers (1956) was rated fifth greatest film of all time in Sight and Sound’s most recent poll of critics. Its influence on many of America’s most distinguished contemporary filmmakers, among them Martin...

Stagecoach

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 1992

BFI Film Classics

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...John Ford’s Stagecoach, starring John Wayne in the part that made him a star, remains the most famous Western ever made. Shedding new light on an old favourite, this is an enjoyable account of how the film got made, combined with a careful...

Cat People

Kim Newman

Kim Newman is a novelist, critic and broadcaster. His fiction includes the Anno Dracula novels, Life’s Lottery and Mysteries of the Diogenes Club, and The Vampire Genevieve as Jack Yeovil. His other non-fiction books include Ghastly Beyond Belief (with Neil Gaiman), Horror: 100 Best Books (with Stephen Jones), Wild West Movies, Millennium Movies and BFI Classics studies of Cat People and Doctor Who. He is a contributing editor to Sight & Sound and Empire magazines, has written plays for BBC radio, and directed and written a tiny film Missing Girl. His official web-site, ‘Dr Shade’s Laboratory’ can be found at www.johnnyalucard.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2013

BFI Film Classics

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...Novelist and critic Kim Newman assesses the horror noir Cat People (1943), produced by Val Lewton and directed by Jacques Tourneur. This important and influential film is considered in the light of its place in film history and as a work...