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The Properties of Images: Lust for Life (1956)

Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...Lust for Life is a biopic about the Dutch-born artist, Vincent Van Gogh. It was produced by John Houseman, scripted by Norman Corwin from Irving Stone’s novel, and directed by Vincente Minnelli for MGM. Starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent Van...

Comedy

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book

3

...In the late 1980s and 1990s, a number of books on comedy appeared – among them Gehring (1994), Horton (1991), Karnick and Jenkins (1995a), Neale and Krutnik (1990), Palmer (1987), Rowe (1995a) and Sikov (1989; 1995) – indicating...

Teenpics

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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2

...A period in life between childhood and adulthood has been recognised by most societies in most periods of history (Graff, 1995). However, during the course of the twentieth century in America and elsewhere in the industrialised west...

Contemporary Crime

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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4

... of production. The suspense thriller Steve Neale In part, perhaps, because it has been so associated with the work of one particular director, Alfred Hitchcock, the suspense thriller as a genre has received little attention.There are books...

Action-Adventure

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The term ‘action-adventure’ is nowadays used mainly to describe what was perceived in the 1980s and 1990s to be a new and dominant trend in Hollywood’s output, a trend exemplified by the Alien films (1979; 1986; 1992; 1997); the Indiana...

The Musical

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book

4

... finally to prevail amid the carefully choreographed decor of the 1904 World’s Fair. STEVE NEALE Singin’ in the Rain (USA 1952 p.c – Loew’s Inc/MGM; d – Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) Following On the Town (1949), Singin’ in the Rain is the second...

Gestures, Movements and Actions in Rio Bravo

Howard Hawks : New Perspectives

British Film Institute, 2016

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...In what may be the only essay on gesture in classical American cinema, Joe McElhaney focuses in particular on the films of Howard Hawks.Joe McElhaney, ‘Howard Hawks: American Gesture’, Journal of Film and Video vol. 58 nos 1/2...