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The Tall, Dark and Handsome Star

John Mercer

John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Birmingham City University, UK. He is co-author of Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rock Hudson

British Film Institute, 2015

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... Jackie Byars’s All That Hollywood Allows: Re-reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama (1991), Barbara Klinger’s Melodrama and Meaning (1994), as well as Mercer and Shingler’s Melodrama: Genre Style Sensibility (2004). For a concise summary, see my...

‘Adult’ Content and the Mature Actor

John Mercer

John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Birmingham City University, UK. He is co-author of Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rock Hudson

British Film Institute, 2015

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... film star to television actor in the 1970s.This chapter also examines how Hudson’s work became noticeably darker as the 1960s came to an end. This process began with John Frankenheimer’s Seconds in 1966, often critically regarded as one...

The Apprenticeship, 1948–54

John Mercer

John Mercer is Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Birmingham City University, UK. He is co-author of Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rock Hudson

British Film Institute, 2015

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... to the young Roy Fitzgerald by his agent Henry Willson in 1948. Walsh prided himself on his instinctive ability to identify a potential star. Many years before, in the 1930s, he had similarly ‘discovered’ Marion Morrison, an extra for John Ford,...

Alain Resnais on On connaît la chanson

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 9 : French Film-makers on Film-making in association with Positif

1999

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... world. I have always wondered why David Mercer, who wrote Providence, never told me about Potter. They must have known each other. I can picture the five main actors in Providence playing in a drama by Potter. Anyway, there is a connection...