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Singin’ in the Rain

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2012

Focused Study

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... as a performer is undeniable. Acknowledged less often is his innovatory contribution as director. Peter Wollen’s illuminating study of Singin’ in the Rain does justice to this complex film. In a brilliant shot-by-shot analysis of the famous title...

Accelerated Gestures: Play Time in Agnès Varda’s Cléo de 5 à 7

Compact Cinematics : The Moving Image in the Age of Bit-Sized Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... construction” and to favor “narrative intransivity” as their opposite. “Narrative intransivity,” one of the “virtues” of counter-cinema according to Peter Wollen in his famous article on Jean-Luc Godard’s Vent d’Est [Wind from the East] (1969),...

Rope: Three Hypotheses

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). 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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...Rope and the English private school system Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rope (1948) was based on a play of the same name that he had seen on the stage in London in 1929. Both Hitchcock and the author of the play, Patrick Hamilton, went...

The Writings of Lee Russell: New Left Review (1964–7)

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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... that Kubrick should have fixed on Peter Sellers for his two latest films: an actor with almost no human essence, an impersonator and a caricaturist. And whereas in Welles caricature-actors are used as foils for the massive, perverted, but very...

Introduction

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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...The general purpose of this book is to suggest a number of avenues by which the outstanding problems of film aesthetics might be fruitfully approached. My guiding principle has been that the study of film does not necessarily have to take...

The Semiology of the Cinema

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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...In recent years a considerable degree of interest has developed in the semiology of the cinema, in the question of whether it is possible to dissolve cinema criticism and cinema aesthetics into a special province of the general science...

Eisenstein’s Aesthetics

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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DN Rodowick

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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...S. M. EisensteinEven today the Bolshevik Revolution reverberates through our lives. During those heroic days Eisenstein was a student at the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd. He was nineteen years old. He was not prepared...

Conclusion (1972)

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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DN Rodowick

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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... was in power. The early experiments of Léger or Richter petered out. Buñuel went his own way. Fischinger was working for Disney in the 1930s; Moholy-Nagy for Korda. If there was any kind of avant-garde in this period, it was to be found...

The Auteur Theory

Peter Wollen

Peter Wollen taught film at UCLA, USA. He was the author of several books, including Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969, 2012), the BFI Film Classic on ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1992, 2012) and was the co-writer of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film The Passenger (1974). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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DN Rodowick

Signs and Meaning in the Cinema

British Film Institute, 2013

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...The politique des auteurs – the auteur theory, as Andrew Sarris calls it – was developed by the loosely knit group of critics who wrote for Cahiers du cinéma and made it the leading film magazine in the world. It sprang from the conviction...