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Film moments : criticism, history, theory

Author: Tom Brown; James Walters; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2010.
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Film Moments brings together specially commissioned essays by leading international scholars to provide a close analysis of key films of world cinema, including The Wizard of Oz, United 93, 8 1/2,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Brown; James Walters; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 9781844573363 1844573362 9781844573356 1844573354
OCLC Number: 701279145
Description: xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Shadow play and dripping teat : The night of the hunter (1955) / Tom Gunning --
Between melodrama and realism : Under the skin of the city (2001) / Laura Mulvey --
Internalising the musical : The band wagon (1953) / Andrew Klevan --
The visitor's discarded clothes in Theorem (1968) / Stella Bruzzi --
Style and sincerity in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill vol. 2 (2004) / James Walters --
The moves : Blood (1989) / Adrian Martin --
The properties of images : Lust for life (1956) / Steve Neale --
Two views over water : action and absorption in Ingmar Bergman's Wild strawberries (1957) / Edward Gallafent --
Making an entrance : Bette Davis's first appearance in Jezebel (1938) / Martin Shingler --
A narrative parenthesis in Life is beautiful (1997) / Deborah Thomas --
The end of summer : Conte d'été (1996) / Jacob Leigh --
Enter Lisa : Rear window (1954) / Douglas Pye --
Opening up The secret garden (1993) / Susan Smith --
A magnified meeting in Written on the wind (1956) / Steven Peacock --
"Everything is connected, and everything matters" : relationships in I [heart] Huckabees (2004) / John Gibbs --
The ending of 8 1/2 (1963) / Richard Dyer --
Haptic vision and consumerism : a moment from Fritz Lang's Siegfried (1924) / Thomas Elsaesser --
Visions of sound in City lights (1931) / Charles Barr --
"Entertainment and dystopia" : Maurice Chevalier performs Avec le sourire (1936) / Tom Brown --
Music, crime and the gaze : La bête humaine (1938) / Ginette Vincendeau --
Thunder and lightning : Gone with the wind (1939) and the logic of synchronisation / Rick Altman --
Hearing, fearing : the sonic design of suspense in Cat people (1942) / Helen Hanson --
"I've seen him take his knife --
" : The searchers (1956) / R.J. Ellis --
Another story : myth and history in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) / Pam Cook --
A sculptural moment : the epilogue to Les deux anglaises et le continent (1971) / Mark Broughton --
Star wars (1977) : back and forth in time and space / Jonathan Bignell --
Between freedom and confinement : music in The world (2004) / Claudia Gorbman --
Performance, with strings attached : Team America's (2004) snub to the actor / Alex Clayton --
Éloge de l'amour (2001) : moments in time / Alison Butler --
Contested endings : interpreting The piano's (1993) final scenes / Barbara Klinger --
Mourning, loss and trauma, and the ambiguities of proper and improper desire in Exotica (1994) / Elizabeth Cowie --
Stepping out of blockbuster mode : the lighting of the beacons in The Lord of the Rings : The return of the King (2003) / Kristin Thompson --
Dorothy's dream : mindscreen in The Wizard of Oz (1939) / Bruce F. Kawin --
Looking on and looking the other way : Hotel Rwanda (2004) and the racialised ethics of spectatorship / Michele Aaron --
Working through the body : textual-corporeal strategies in United 93 (2006) / Lisa Purse --
"I wasn't expecting that!" : cognition and shock in Alien's (1979) chestburster scene / Jonathan Frome --
The inflection of a dream in Scarlet Street (1945) / George M. Wilson --
Judy's plan : a reading of the "Flashback" sequence in Vertigo (1958) / William Rothman.
Responsibility: edited by Tom Brown & James Walters.
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