Fear eats the soul : Angst essen seele auf / Laura Cottingham
London UK: British Film Institute, 2005.
Call No: 79ANG COT Author: Cottingham, Laura Edition: 1st ed. Source: UK Place: London UK Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 86 p. : col, b&w, ill. ; 19 cm Series: BFI film classics Subject: RACIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; MARRIAGE IN FILMS; REALISM IN FILMS; GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS; FALLEN WOMEN IN FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; DRUGS IN FILMS; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; WARHOL, ANDY; SIRK, DOUGLAS; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (US, Douglas Sirk, 1955); WRITTEN ON THE WIND (US, Douglas Sirk, 1956); EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (GW/IT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982); FAUSTRECHT DER FREIHEIT (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975); BITTEREN TRANEN DER PETRA VON KANT, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972); ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) Summary: Set in Munich in the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the convention of melodrama with a radical sensibility in order to present a portrait of racism and everyday hypocrisy in post-war Germany. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder’s achievement, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to his extraordinary prolific career in theatre, film and television. Her analysis pulls back the thin curtain that separated his work from his tumultuous life. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 1844570711 More info
Hitchcock's people, places, and things / John Bruns
Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern Univesity Press, 2019.
Call No: 81HIT BRU Author: Bruns, John Source: US Place: Evanston, Illinois Publisher: Northwestern Univesity Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: ix, 215 pages: illustrations; 23cm Subject: HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; LODGER, THE (UK, Alfred Hitchcock, 1926); SHADOW OF A DOUBT (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); BIRDS, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1963); CROWDS IN FILMS; MARNIE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964); I CONFESS (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1953); SUPERNATURAL IN FILMS; URBAN LIFE IN FILMS; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS; THE CASE OF MR. PELHAM Summary: "Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things argues that Alfred Hitchcock was as much a filmmaker of things and places as he was of people. Drawing on the thought of Bruno Latour, John Bruns traces the complex relations of human and nonhuman agents in Hitchcock’s films with the aim of mapping the Hitchcock landscape cognitively, affectively, and politically. Yet this book does not promise that such a map can or will cohere, for Hitchcock was just as adept at misdirection as he was at direction. Bearing this in mind and true to the Hitchcock spirit, Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things anticipates that people will stumble into the wrong places at the wrong time, places will be made uncanny by things, and things exchanged between people will act as (not-so) secret agents that make up the perilous landscape of Hitchcock’s work.
This book offers new readings of well-known Hitchcock films, including The Lodger, Shadow of a Doubt, Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie, as well as insights into lesser-discussed films such as I Confess and Family Plot. Additional close readings of the original theatrical trailer for Psycho and a Hitchcock-directed episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents expand the Hitchcock landscape beyond conventional critical borders. In tracing the network of relations in Hitchcock’s work, Bruns brings new Hitchcockian tropes to light. For students, scholars, and serious fans, the author promises a thrilling critical navigation of the Hitchcock landscape, with frequent “mental shake-ups” that Hitchcock promised his audience." -- FROM BLURB Notes: Includes bibliography and index. ISBN: 9780810139954 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Navigating the Hitchcock Landscape -- Chapter 1. Hitchcock's Crowds -- Chapter 2. Hitchcock's Newspaper: A Thing of the Crowd -- Chapter 3. Hitchcock's Apartment Plot, or ""The Case of Mr. Pelham -- Chapter 4. Lost and Found in Hitchcock -- Chapter 5. Our Old Friend Telepathy -- Afterword: How to Keep Hitchcock Flat -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index More info
On the waterfront : BFI film classics / Leo Braudy
London, UK: British Film Institute, London, 2005.
Call No: 79ONT BRA Author: Braudy, Leo Edition: 1st ed Source: UK Place: London, UK Publisher: British Film Institute, London PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 88p ; 18.5 cm + b&w ill. Series: BFI Film Classics Subject: SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. USA; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; COMMUNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; PRODUCTION. USA; FINANCING. USA; IMAGE ANALYSIS; LABOUR; FINANCING; LABOUR ISSUES IN FILMS; HUMAN RELATIONS IN FILMS; RELIGION IN FILMS; KAZAN, ELIA; BRANDO, MARLON; SAINT, EVA MARIE; MILLER, ARTHUR; BERNSTEIN, LEONARD; SCHULBERG, BUDD; SPIEGEL, SAM; MALDEN, KARL; STEIGER, ROD; STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1951); GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (US, Elia Kazan, 1947); TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, A (US, Elia Kazan, 1945); BABY DOLL (US, Elia Kazan, 1956) Summary: With director Elia Kazan’s death in 2003 and actor Marlon Brando’s in 2004, a reappraisal of this classic film is timely and necessary. In this definitive study, Leo Braudy tells the complicated story of the film’s production. He revisits the facts behind the controversy of Kazan’s infamous ‘naming of names’ during the McCarthy communist trials of the 1950s. But above all this is an analysis of the enduring appeal of On the Waterfront: the method inspired acting, the music and cinematography, the use of authentic locations and its powerfully symbolic depiction of post-war American values. [Taken from back cover]. Notes: includes film credits ISBN: 184457072X More info