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Sweet Smell of Success

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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British Film Institute, 2010

BFI Film Classics

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... as ruthless gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker and his ambitious but doomed acolyte, Sidney Falco. James Naremore’s masterly study of Sweet Smell of Success offers new information about the many revisions of the screenplay, the production...

Acting in Cinema

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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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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... the players are with us as much as ever. Selected Reading Richard Dyer, Stars, London, BFI Publishing, 1979. Revised edition 1998. James Naremore, Acting in the Cinema, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1988. VI Pudovkin, Film...

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

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... with cultivated British or mid-Atlantic accents (Laurence Olivier, George Sanders, Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Cedric Hardwick, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwynne, James Mason, Leo G....

The Future of Academic Film Study

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

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... home is both frightening and necessary, both a melancholic loss of safety and security and tradition, and a bet on a potentially thrilling, wide-open future… .As your own work (like your book on film noir, More Than NightJames Naremore...

Dolores, Lady of Pain

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

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... G. P. Putnam’s took a chance with the novel, most American publishers had rejected it outright. Simon & Schuster reportedly turned it down because Mrs Schuster refused to have her name on ‘that dirty book’. Even James Laughlin of New...

Love and Death in A. I. Artificial Intelligence

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

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... Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, trans. James Strachey (London: Hogarth Press, 1929), vol. 17, p. 38. For a fascinating discussion of the relation between narrative closure and the death drive in Hitchcock’s Psycho, see Laura Mulvey,...

No Other Country but the Mind

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Fear and Desire, Kubrick’s first feature, is seldom exhibited and therefore merits a brief plot summary for those who haven’t seen it. As the film opens, four soldiers have crashed their plane behind enemy lines in an unnamed, abstract war....

Grotesque Aesthetics

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

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... for Dr. Strangelove, and he quoted Arbus’s famously creepy photograph of twin girls in The Shining.For a discussion of the history of black humour and its importance to another film-maker, see James Naremore, ‘Hitchcock and Humour’, in Richard...

Wargasm

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

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... ungloved left hand.See James Naremore, Acting in the Cinema (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), pp. 68–82. In his first close-up, he struggles to free a cigarette from the steely fingers of the glove and strains to keep his nasal,...

The Criminal and the Artist

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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On Kubrick

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

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... eponymous hero grows up to become a rogue and a scoundrel. The most obvious case, however, is The Killing, which Kubrick regarded as his first truly professional film.Soon after Kubrick and James Harris formed a partnership and set up...