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The cinema of Michael Powell : international perspectives on an English film-maker

Author: Ian Christie; Andrew Moor
Publisher: London : BFI, 2005.
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In these essays on Powell, an international group of critics and scholars map out his film-making skills, providing new readings of individual films, analysing recurrent techniques and themes, and relating them to contemporary debates about gender, sexuality, nationality and cinematic spectacle.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cinema of Michael Powell.
London : BFI, 2005
(OCoLC)607591765
Named Person: Michael Powell; Michael Powell, Regisseur.; Michael Powell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Christie; Andrew Moor
ISBN: 1844570932 9781844570935 1844570940 9781844570942
OCLC Number: 60371518
Description: viii, 295 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ian Christie, Andrew Moor --
BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS --
At the edge of our world / John Ellis --
The first four minutes / Charles Barr --
From the other side of time / Lesley Stern --
A life in pictures / Thelma Schoonmaker, Ian Christie --
REASSESSING THE FILMS --
'History is now and England': a Canterburgy Tale in its contexts / Ian Christie --
On knowing and not knowing, going and not going, loving and not loving: I know where I'm going! and falling in love again / Tom Gunning --
Life and death in A matter of life and death / Philip Horne --
The invisible and the 'intruder figure': perfume in Black Narcissus / Jean-Louis Leutrat --
The light that fails: a commentary on Peeping Tom / Laura Mulvey --
They're a weird mob: Powell in the antipodes / Graeme Harper --
COLLABORATORS --
Another life in movies: Pressburger and Powell / Ian Christie --
Hein Heckroth and the archers / Nanette Aldred --
GENDER MATTERS --
Bending the arrow: the queer appeal of the archers / Andrew Moor --
That obscure subject of desire: Powell's women, 1945-50 / Natacha Thiéry --
Officers and gentlemen: masculinity in Powell and Pressburger's war films / Robert Shail.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Christie and Andrew Moor.

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In these essays on Powell, an international group of critics and scholars map out his film-making skills, providing new readings of individual films, analysing recurrent techniques and themes, and relating them to contemporary debates about gender, sexuality, nationality and cinematic spectacle.

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