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Internalising the Musical: The Band Wagon (1953)

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...In his collection of essays examining the intersection of philosophy and criticism, Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow, Stanley Cavell analyses the opening musical number of The Band Wagon (Minnelli, 1953), entitled ‘By Myself’. Tony Hunter,...

Multiplicity

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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...In the final scene of Stella Dallas (1937), Stella, played by Barbara Stanwyck, pushes through a crowd of people with umbrellas on a rainy street. She is trying to see through a large window into the front room of Mrs. Helen Morrison...

A Final Word

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Barbara Stanwyck is one of the outstanding film stars, but she is particularly difficult to pin down. This is not only because she appeared in many genres, but because her performances are responsive, various and nuanced, and tend...

Responsiveness

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Independence is a trait commonly attributed to the Barbara Stanwyck film persona. In his classic text, Stars, Richard Dyer mentions her within a section entitled ‘The Independent Woman’ (1998 [1979]: 54–9), and David Thomson in his entry...

Tonal Finesse

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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1

... preference for a lighter, ingenuous, less mannered composition. The layering of planes impedes fluency, what Manny Farber calls Hawks’s ‘mellifluous motion’ (2009 [1969]: 655). Andrew Britton also notes the clash: ‘Brittle artificiality is …...

Introduction

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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...One of the greatest actresses I ever worked with.[Howard Hawks] always ranked her among the best actresses with whom he ever worked.A fantastic actress.A professional’s professional, a superb technician.An instinct so sure she almost needed...

Stillness

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

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... and straightforward, capable of inference and forthright outburst.I have elsewhere highlighted the fluency of movement in Hollywood performances (Klevan 2012), but stillness is a quality equally worth appreciating, and the two are related. (A person...

Restraint

Andrew Klevan

Andrew Klevan is Lecturer in Films Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. He is author of Disclosure of the Everyday and Film Performance. He is the co-editor of The Language and Style of Film Criticism, and is on the editorial boards of MOVIE and the Film-Philosophy Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Barbara Stanwyck

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

1

... which are considered remote, even superior. He was disliked by Andrew Sarris in his The American Cinema: Directors and Directions 1929–1968 which catalogues directorial achievement, and where he was filed under the section, damningly...