An Army of Phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / by J.Hoberman
New York: The New Press, c2011.
Call No: 71(73) HOB Author: Hoberman, J. Source: US/UK Place: New York Publisher: The New Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: xxi, 383 p. ; 24 cm Subject: CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HOLLYWOOD; USA; FORT APACHE (US, John Ford, 1948); RIO GRANDE (US, John Ford, 1950); HIGH NOON (US, Fred Zinnemann, 1952); ABOVE AND BEYOND (US, Frank Melvin & Norman Panama, 1952); THEM! (US, Gordon Douglas, 1954); KISS ME DEADLY (US, Robert Aldrich, 1955); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955) Summary: " An Army of Phantoms- a major new work of film history and cultural criticism from J. Hoberman, one of the foremost film critics writing today addresses the dynamic synergy of American politics and American popular culture during the Cold War's first decade.
Heralded by a mushroom cloud over Hiroshima, the years between 1946 and 1956 brought an explosion of affluence and anxiety. Along with U.S. dominance over Europe and a new war in Asia came the birth of the civil rights movement and the first stirrings of a new youth culture. The period saw the movie industry purged of its political left at the same time as the ideological action hero John Wayne reached the peak of his career.
Analyzing Hollywood's cavalry Westerns, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, and biblical spectaculars, along with media events, congressional hearings and political campaigns, and drawing on FBI files and studio records, Hoberman has orchestrated a colorful, sometimes surreal pageant wherein Cecil B. DeMille rubs shoulders with Douglas MacArthur, atomic tests are shown on live TV, God talks on the radio, and Joe McCarthy is bracketed with Marilyn Monroe.
Essential reading for film and history buffs, An Army of Phantoms expands on the analysis of the 1960's found in Hoberman's critically acclaimed The Dream Life and offers a lively and astute history of film that is also, to paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, about the film of history." --Book Jacket. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -366) and index ISBN: 9781595580054 Contents: Acknowledgments -- introduction: from God's mouth to your ear -- prologue: mission for Hollywood - Stalingrad to V-J Day -- Pt. 1. Aliens among us : Hollywood, 1946-47 -- pt. 2. Fighting for the ministry of truth, justice, and the American way, 1948-50 -- pt. 3. Redskin menace from outer space : America at war, 1950-52 -- pt. 4. The PaxAmericanArama : Eisenhower power, 1953-55 -- pt. 5. Searchin' : America on the road, 1955-56 -- epilogue: the face of the crowd -- sources -- index -- More info
Bibliography : cinema history : the 1940s. / Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library.
Call No: FRONT DESK CorpAuthor: Australian Film Television & Radio School. Jerzy Toeplitz Library. PubDate: 1992 Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's More info
The book of the cinema / foreword by Francois Truffaut; a Chris Milsome book
London: Artists House, 1979.
The British 'B' Film / by Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane, foreword by Rona Anderson
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Call No: 730.2(41) CHI Author: Anderson, Rona (foreword); Chibnall, Steve; McFarlane, Brian Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: x, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: B-MOVIES; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. UK Summary: "The British 'B' Film is the first book to provide an in-depth account of what 'B' films were like, how they came to be made, and how they were received. The careers of many notable actors, directors and oter film-makers were launched in these unpretentious but often very entertaining films that ran for roughly an hour before the cinema 'interval'. Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane's carefully researched study traces the storyof 'B' film production in Britain, from World War 2 to the late 1960s, providing a fresh perspective on the 'B' movie phenomenon , both as artefact and as industry product, as well as highlighting what such films tell us about the changing times in which they were made." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781844573196 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- foreword -- preface -- 1. Big Ships and Little Ships: The Bs at War -- 2. 'What's on with it?': The Rise and Fall of the Bs -- 3. The 'B' Factories: Companies, Studios and Producers -- 4. Behind the Scenes -- 5. On the Screen -- 6. The Men from the Yard -- 7. Britain in the Bs -- 8. The Best of the Bs -- Appendix: Revolving Bs: British Second Features on the Gaumont British, Odeon and Rank Circuits -- More info
The great movie serials : their sound and fury / by Jim Harmon and Donald F. Glut
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1972.
The Hollywood Reporter. Hollywood 100 Years
The Hollywood Reporter (03/03/1987) vol.296 iss.10 p.S1-S140 More info
In glorious technicolor : a century of film and how it has shaped us / Francine Stock with Stephen Hughes
London: Pimlico, 2011.
Call No: 70 STO Author: Stock, Francine; Hughes, Stephen Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Pimlico PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: 344 p. ; 25 cm. Subject: HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1990's; BIRTH OF A NATION , THE (US, David Wark Griffith, 1915); CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS (G, Robert Weine, 1920); CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, THE (G, Robert Wiene, 1920)
CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI, DAS; FLESH AND THE DEVIL (US, Clarence Brown, 1926); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); GENERAL, THE (US, Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1927); SCARFACE (US, Howard Hawks, 1932); GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1933); BETE HUMAINE, LA (FR, Jean Renoir, 1938); BAMBI (US, David Hand, 1942); SPELLBOUND (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1945); STRADA, LA (IT, Federico Fellini, 1954); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (US, Don Siegel, 1956); PEEPING TOM (UK, Michael Powell, 1960); BANDE A PART (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD (GW, Werner Herzog, 1972); ANNIE HALL (US, Woody Allen, 1977); E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (US, Steven Spielberg, 1982); TOP GUN (US, Tony Scott, 1986); WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. . . (US, Rob Reiner, 1989); BASIC INSTINCT (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1992); NATURAL BORN KILLERS (US, Oliver Stone, 1994); THREE COLOURS: RED (FR/SZ/PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)
TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE; THREE COLOURS: RED (FR/SZ/PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)
TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE; THREE COLOURS: WHITE (FR/SZ/PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)
TROIS COULEURS: BLANC; TROIS COULEURS: BLANC (FR/SZ/PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993); TROIS COULEURS: BLEU (FR, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993); TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE (FR/SZ/PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994); ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (US, Michael Gondry, 2004); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009); UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (TH/UK/FR/G/SP/NE, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) Summary: Charting key films from the past hundred years, along with technological developments and historical landmarks, Francine Stock explores in compelling detail the nature of our relationship with film - from the first screenings of the Lumiere Brothers' short films, which saw audiences shrinking from oncoming trains, to the perception-altering 3-D Avatar. The twenties saw the birth of celebrity, still so influential even today. With the influence of Freud and the unconscious came film noir, anticipated by dark European classics like La Bete Humaine; Hollywood in the fifties turned ideological fears into lurid sci-fi and body-snatching horror; with the social change of the sixties came refracted ways of seeing, from Alfie to theStargate sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey or a compelling seventies nightmares like Carrie. Moving towards our own century, Francine Stock considers how film reflects back on itself, bending time and technology to look to the future. More than a century on from those earliest awe-inspiring images, we are still in thrall to the power of film. In this fascinating, entertaining and illuminating book Francine Stock shows how film both reflects and remakes our world. ISBN: 9781845951993 More info
Making pictures : a century of European cinematography / created by IMAGO, the Federation of European Cinematography
London: Aurum, 2003.
Call No: 633.3(4) MAK Author: Michael Leitch (ed.) CorpAuthor: Imago Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Aurum PubDate: 2003 PhysDes: 481 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SOUND PERIOD; NEOREALISM; ITALY; FRANCE; GERMANY; HUNGARY; CZECHOSLOVAKIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; NOUVELLE VAGUE; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; NYKVIST, SVEN; ROTUNNO, GIUSEPPE; Cardiff, Jack; BERTOLUCCI, BERNARDO; MASTROIANNI, MARCELLO; TOVOLI, LUCIANO Summary: Making Pictures is the first book systematically to examine and document the technical and creative role of the cinematographer in European cinema over the past 100 years. Individual contributions cover a wide range of themes, periods and genres and combine to provide a thorough and authoritative treatment of the subject. At the heart of the book is a section containing a film-by-film analysis of the 100 European films which, according to a jury of contemporary cinematographers, represent the very best examples of their art and demonstrate technical or creative mastery on the part of the cinematographer concerned. [Taken from inside cover] Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN: 1854108891 Language: English Contents: "Coming from afar" is written by Luciano Tovoli. Chapter:"The cinematographers' view" is written by Jack Cardiff, Sven Nykist & Giuseppe Rotunno. Chapter: "The director and the cinematographer" is written by Bernado Bertolucci. Chapter: "The actor's view" is written by Marcello Mastroianni. Other chapter contributions made by Michael Leitch, Cathy Greenhalgh, Zoe Bicat & Barry Salt More info
Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck : the golden years at Twentieth Century Fox / selected and edited by Rudy Behlmer
New York: Grove Press, c1993.
Call No: 81ZAN MEM Author: Behlmer, Rudy (ed.) Edition: First edition 1993 Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Grove Press PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: xxiii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject: TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; INDUSTRY, FILM. USA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; ZANUCK, DARRYL F. Summary: '...A treasure trove of legend and lore, insights and nostalgia, Memo from Darryl F. Zanuck is as entertaining as it is informative, and full of secrets and surprises. Illustrated with photographs as intimate and candid as the correspondance itself, it offers a chronicle of Hollywood's most glamorous age and rich testimony to the taste, showmanship, and vision of of its most resilient, efficient and enduring producer." -- BOOK JACKET Notes: "A selection of Darryl F. Zanuck's letters and memoranda during the glory days of 20th Century-Fox (1935-1956)"--Introd; Includes index ISBN: 0802115403 Contents: -- foreword by Philip Dunne -- preface -- one: twentieth century-fox: off and running -- two: twentieth century-fox: a major force -- three: world war II: business is fine, thank you --four: semidocumentaries, films noir, literary works, and sleepers -- five: the going gets tough -- six: the going gets tougher -- seven: cinemascope and stereophonic sound to the rescue -- afterword -- about Darryl F. Zanuck -- index -- More info
Movie nostalgia : extracts from the movie
London: Bloomsbury, 1984.
Call No: 709 MOV CorpAuthor: Bloomsbury Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Bloomsbury PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: p. 521-780 : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY Summary: " Created from "The Movie' the most comprehensive history available of the moving picture and the people involved in this 20th century art form. A marvellous miscellany of movie information about the stars of the silver screen." COVER JACKET Notes: This book Movie nostalgia contains chapter 27 ISBN: 0906223768 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Movies of the forties / edited by Ann Lloyd ; consultant editor David Robinson
London: Orbis Pub., c1982.
Movies of the forties / edited by Ann Lloyd ; consultant editor David Robinson
London: Orbis Publishing, 1982.
Call No: 70 MOV Author: Robinson, David, 1930; Lloyd, Ann, 1945 Place: London Publisher: Orbis Publishing PubDate: 1982 PhysDes: 219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm. Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; ENFANTS DU PARADIS, LES (FR, Marcel Carne, 1945); HAWKS, HOWARD; BERGMAN, INGRID; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; VISCONTI, LUCHINO; DE SICA, VITTORIO; WELLES, ORSON; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); LADRI DI BICICLETTE (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1949); WYLER, WILLIAM; GOLDWYN, SAMUEL; REED, CAROL; THIRD MAN, THE (UK, Carol Reed, 1949); Powell, Michael; GUINNESS, ALEC; KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (UK, Robert Hamer, 1949); Lean, David; HUSTON, JOHN; MALTESE FALCON, THE (US, John Huston, 1941); BOGART, HUMPHREY; GARFIELD, JOHN; HAYWORTH, RITA; KELLY, GENE; DONEN, STANLEY; GARLAND, JUDY; BALCON, MICHAEL; DISNEY, WALT; MCLAREN, NORMAN; WELLMAN, WILLIAM; STURGES, PRESTON; HEPBURN, KATHARINE; WALSH, RAOUL Summary: A look at film in the 1940s with short chapters devoted to films, filmmakers, actors and genres of the period, as well as reports on non-US cinemas. Notes: Includes index.
Includes filmographies. ISBN: 0856134546 More info
The Picture Palaces of Melbourne / Trevor Walters
[Mentone, Vic.]: [Trevor Walters], 2009.
Call No: 38(94) WAL Author: Walters, Trevor Edition: rev. 2009 ed. Source: AT Place: [Mentone, Vic.] Publisher: [Trevor Walters] PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: 282 p. : ill. ; 30 cm Subject: CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. ATHENAEUM; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. CAPITOL [VIC]; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. REGENT THEATRE; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. STATE FILM THEATRE (VIC); EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA Summary: "Sparkling glass, gleaming gold, polished wood. Plush seats, awesome chandeliers, welcoming attendants in crisp uniforms. A mighty Wurlitzer that rose up from the bowels and burst into enchanting, entrancing chords at the hands of a musical maestro. It was Saturday night at the "flicks", and for thirty years, the Regent, State and Capitol Theatres provided the weekly entertainment for thouands of families - their awesome opulence and fastidious staff presentation as much part of the experience as the heroics of the stars on the silver screen. Then came television... Trevor Walters, steeped in the cinema industry, traces the startling rise and dramatic fall of those exciting, enchanting edifices of entertainment, the Picture Palaces of Melbourne" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Cover title ISBN: 0975101714 Contents: -- the picture palaces of melbourne -- introduction -- capitol theatre -- state theatre -- regent theatre -- melbourne's picture theatres from silents to the present -- melbourne's picture theatres the 70mm houses -- hoyts plaza theatre the cinerama years -- they dont call them suburban picture theatres anymore -- stories from the cinema industry -- epilogue -- ID2: 257 More info
Reel Men : Australian masculinity in the movies, 1949-1962 / by Chelsea Barnett
Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Publishing, 2019.
Call No: 451-01(94) BAR Author: Barnett, Chelsea Source: AT Place: Carlton, Victoria Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: vii, 233 pages ; 22 cm Subject: MEN IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; JEDDA (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1955); SMILEY (UK, Anthony Kimmins, 1956); SHIRALEE, THE (AT, Leslie Norman, 1957) Summary: "Set against the shifting social and political backdrop of a nation throwing off the shackles of one war yet faced with the instability of the new world order, Reel Men probes the concept of 1950s masculinity itself, asking what it meant to be an Australian man at this time. Offering a compelling exploration of the Australian fifties, the book challenges the common belief that the fifties was a 'dead' era for Australian filmmaking. Reel Men engages with fourteen Australian feature films made and released between 1949 and 1962, and examines the multiple masculinities in circulation at this time. Dealing with beloved Australian films like Jedda (1955), Smiley (1956), and The Shiralee (1957), and national icons of the silver screen including Chips Rafferty, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, and Peter Finch, Reel Men delves into our cultural past to dismantle powerful assumptions about film, the fifties, and masculinity in Australia." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780522872477 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1 the Australian film industry: dead or alive? -- 2 Australian nation, Australian men -- 3 beyond the breadwinner -- 4 assimilation stories -- 5 anything for the family? -- 6 more than mates? -- conclusion -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Romantic comedy in Hollywood : from Lubitsch to Sturges / James Harvey
New York: Knopf, 1987.
Call No: 732(73) HAR Author: Harvey, James, 1929 Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Knopf PubDate: 1987 PhysDes: xii, 716 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: ACTORS; COMEDIES; DIRECTORS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HOLLYWOOD; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; ROMANTIC COMEDY; ROMANTIC FILMS. USA; PARAMOUNT STUDIOS; STAR SYSTEM; ARTHUR, JEAN; ASTAIRE, FRED; BRACKEN, EDDIE; CAGNEY, JAMES; CAPRA, FRANK; COLBERT, CLAUDETTE; COOPER, GARY; DUNNE, IRENE; GABLE, CLARK; GRANT, CARY; HARLOW, JEAN; HAWKS, HOWARD; LA CAVA, GREGORY; Lombard, Carole; LOY, MYRNA; LUBITSCH, ERNST; MCCAREY, LEO; MCCREA, JOEL; POWELL, WILLIAM; ROGERS, GINGER; Stanwyck, Barbara; STEVENS, GEORGE; STURGES, PRESTON; AWFUL TRUTH, THE (US, Leo McCarey, 1937); BRINGING UP BABY (US, Howard Hawks, 1938); FIFTH AVENUE GIRL (US, Gregory La Cava, 1939); HIS GIRL FRIDAY (US, Howard Hawks, 1940); IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (US, Frank Capra, 1934); LADY EVE, THE (US, Preston Sturges, 1941); LOVE PARADE, THE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1929); NINOTCHKA (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1939); PALM BEACH STORY, THE (US, Preston Sturgess, 1942); SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, THE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1940); TROUBLE IN PARADISE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932); UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (US, Preston Sturges, 1948) Summary: "Reading ROMANTIC COMEDY is like going to the movies. It recreates for us movies we've come to love: movies the way they were when, in 1934, four in particular - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, TWENTIETH CENTURE, THE THIN MAN, and THE GAY DIVORCEE - heralded the arrival of the golden age of Hollywood romantic ("screwball") comedy. Over the next ten years, some of Hollywood's brightest directors and stars turned out some of America's most enduring and beloved films. The screwballs - slangy, irreverent, playful, skeptical, and "powerfully, glamorously in love with love" - constitute a genre of American film unique in its combination of the innocent and the worldly, of swank and slapstick. Now critic James Harvey - writing with brilliance and humor - gives us the first truly comprehensive book about these movies and the people who made them." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0394503392 LON: 5273661 More info
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Studies in documentary / [by] Alan Lovell and Jim Hillier
London: Secker and Warburg [for] the British Film Institute, 1972.
Call No: 761(41) LOV Author: Lovell, Alan; Hillier, Jim, joint author Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Secker and Warburg [for] the British Film Institute PubDate: 1972 PhysDes: 176 p. illus., ports. 20 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. UK; FREE CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; GRIERSON, JOHN; JENNINGS, HUMPHREY; ANDERSON, LINDSAY; REISZ, KAREL; RICHARDSON, TONY; FIRES WERE STARTED (UK, Humphrey Jennings, 1943) Summary: "If the British cinema has a central tradition, a case can be made for it to be the documentary tradition. In this volume, Alan Lovell and Jim Hillier study the three main epochs of this tradition. Alan Lovell writes about the aims and theories of the seminal producer of documentaries in the 1930s, Hohn Grierson, showing how the theory became practice and with what results. His detailed and lucid account, supplemented by a full filmography, is likely to prove invaluable to students of the period. Jim Hillier takes the narative into the '40s and writes about the work of Humphrey Jennings, whose poetic imagination and gift for character transformed the reality of wartime England into contemplative statements: Fires Were Started remains one of the few genuine works of art to come from the cinema during the war. Finally, Alan Lovell describes the origins of the Free Cinema movement of the '50s, attempting to separate the individual talents (Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson) from the shared aesthetic and political assumptions of the time, and asks the question: How far was Free Cinema a genuine cause and how far was it a means of self-promotion for a limited group? This is not a book written to win friends among the film-making establishment, and its forthright view from the 1970s is likely to arouse passion in interested quarters." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Bibliography: p. 173-175 ISBN: 0436099187; 0436099195 (pbk.) LON: 548482 548482 More info