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Ansiedad

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The Mexican film industry, like those in India and Egypt (see, for example, Shree 420, Pyaasa, Afrita Hanem), experienced a ‘golden age’ from the mid-1930s to around 1960, when it was the pre-eminent Spanish-language cinema, distributed...

Applause

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Applause is not quite a fully-fledged musical like Rouben Mamoulian’s later Love Me Tonight, Summer Holiday and Silk Stockings, but it affords an arresting representation of the backstage world of vaudeville and burlesque. It also...

Come on George!

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...George Formby was Britain’s most popular (and highest paid) male film star during the late 1930s and the 1939–45 war years – and second only to Stalin in popularity in the Soviet Union (while fellow Lancastrian performer Gracie Fields...

Ziegfeld Follies

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...For over fifty years before sound cinema, vaudeville, revues, variety shows and music halls – all offering a varied repertoire of acts, from singing, dancing and comic sketches to acrobatics, juggling and animal acts – were the most popular...

Funny Girl

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...After 1960, many hopes for the survival of the classic studio musical fell upon Julie Andrews and the phenomenal success of Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. In the late 1960s, when her films Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and Star...

The Jazz Singer

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The Jazz Singer was not the first ‘all-talking’ (and singing) feature film, as was claimed, but it remains a film historical landmark. Its success confirmed Warner Bros. as a major studio and forced other studios to switch to sound (though...

Love Me Tonight

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Love Me Tonight appeared amid three early 1930s Maurice Chevalier/Jeanette MacDonald Ernst Lubitsch musicals, The Love Parade, One Hour with You (co-directed by George Cukor) and The Merry Widow. (Lubitsch also directed MacDonald in Monte...

Mary Poppins

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...With Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews appeared in the mid-1960s to be the saviour of the Hollywood studio musical. Andrews had no movie credentials but had starred on stage in My Fair Lady (Broadway, 1956, London, 1958...

You and Me

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...You and Me is a semi-musical directed by Fritz Lang, inspired by Bertolt Brecht and with music by Kurt Weill, co-authors of Die Dreigroschenoper (film version 1931). As Lang put it: ‘there’s no question that Brecht was most responsible...

True Stories

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...True Stories is one of the more arresting and adventurous efforts of the past thirty or so years to incorporate popular music into some form of musical film. David Byrne and Talking Heads were one of the most distinctive popular music...