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Doctor Zhivago

Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is author of The Art of Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2015

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...The multiple award-winning Doctor Zhivago (1965) is one of America's finest films of all time. Ian Christie contextualizes the film as an epic Russian love story and a Cold War classic, charts its production and reception, including the contribution of designer John Box, and discusses the unique history of the Bruce Pasternak novel it is based on....

Soft Sex, Hard Gore and The ‘Savage Seventies’

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper (retired) is an international author, speaker, travel writer for national, regional and travel trade publications. He is also a specialist in guest services / customer services and advisor to holiday companies / hotels. He has written several non fiction books that would be considered 'best sellers' in their genre and is the author of the prestigious Financial Times Guide To Business Development. In total he has written 17 books to date, translated into 13 languages and published in 56 countries. Ian is also developing material to help others write successful non fiction books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frightmares : A History of British Horror Cinema

Auteur, 2016

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... the reliably salacious images of saucy mini-skirted schoolgirls elsewhere on screens at this time, the victims here are children (the one victim we see is supposed to be 12 but she looks younger). When drunken businessman Baxter (Ian...

A Matter of Life and Death

Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is author of The Art of Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2000

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... in detail at the making of the film. Ian Christie shows how the film drew on many sources and traditions to create a unique form of modern masque, treating contemporary issues with witty allegory and enormous visual imagination. He believes the film deserves to be thought of as one of cinema’s greatest achievement....

Forms 1890–1920

Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is author of The Art of Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Writing in 1913, Louis Haugmard described the state of film form thus:Film, whether hybrid or homogeneous, assumes all sorts of forms: the fantastic film, the sentimental film, the comic or dramatic film, buffoonery and acrobatics...

Buñuel Against ‘Buñuel’: Reading the Landscape of Fanaticism in La Voie lactée

Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is author of The Art of Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Luis Buñuel : New Readings

British Film Institute, 2003

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... from the 1920s and by the contemporary polemics surrounding the nouveau roman, in the wake of Robbe-Grillet’s controversial ventures into cinema (Christie, 2002).In view of its fantastic world of intrigue, erotic adventure and mystery,...

‘The Captains and the Kings Depart’

Ian Christie

Ian Christie is Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is author of The Art of Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Empire and Film

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Historians of empire, both on the left and the right, have been slow to recognise the early impact of ‘animated photographs’ picturing scenes associated with imperial events.As far as I am aware, no historian of empire, from Eric Hobsbawm...

Hammer – Studio as Auteur

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper (retired) is an international author, speaker, travel writer for national, regional and travel trade publications. He is also a specialist in guest services / customer services and advisor to holiday companies / hotels. He has written several non fiction books that would be considered 'best sellers' in their genre and is the author of the prestigious Financial Times Guide To Business Development. In total he has written 17 books to date, translated into 13 languages and published in 56 countries. Ian is also developing material to help others write successful non fiction books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frightmares : A History of British Horror Cinema

Auteur, 2016

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... in the Region 2 DVD documentary as ‘like a tabloid - but in colour’. While Ian Christie goes on to identify the influence of Peeping Tom on the likes of De Palma and Polanski, one below-the-line comment on a review in The Telegraph suggests another,...

Introduction

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper (retired) is an international author, speaker, travel writer for national, regional and travel trade publications. He is also a specialist in guest services / customer services and advisor to holiday companies / hotels. He has written several non fiction books that would be considered 'best sellers' in their genre and is the author of the prestigious Financial Times Guide To Business Development. In total he has written 17 books to date, translated into 13 languages and published in 56 countries. Ian is also developing material to help others write successful non fiction books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frightmares : A History of British Horror Cinema

Auteur, 2016

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... the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussaud's wax museum off Baker Street and encounter infamous killers such as Dr Crippen (played on screen by Donald Pleasence) and John Christie (Richard Attenborough). There are also facsimilies of letters...

‘It’s Alive!’ The Birth of Home-Grown Horror

Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper (retired) is an international author, speaker, travel writer for national, regional and travel trade publications. He is also a specialist in guest services / customer services and advisor to holiday companies / hotels. He has written several non fiction books that would be considered 'best sellers' in their genre and is the author of the prestigious Financial Times Guide To Business Development. In total he has written 17 books to date, translated into 13 languages and published in 56 countries. Ian is also developing material to help others write successful non fiction books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Frightmares : A History of British Horror Cinema

Auteur, 2016

Book

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... is returned to time and again in the genre. Kim Newman has identified the debt that this strand of horror cinema owes to Agatha Christie and her country house murder mysteries (see Newman 2002), where a motley cast of characters is assembled...