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|Named Person:||Joseph Losey; Joseph Losey; Joseph Losey; Joseph Losey|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James Palmer; Michael Riley
|ISBN:||0521383862 9780521383868 0521387809 9780521387804|
|Description:||x, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. "Pictures of Provocation" --
2. "What Beauty Is There, What Anguish": King and Country --
3. "An Extension of Reality": The Servant --
4. "The Inner Violence": Accident --
5. "The Annihilation of Time": The Go-Between --
6. "The Arrival of Strangers": The Romantic Englishwoman --
7. "No Ready-Made Answers."
|Series Title:||Cambridge film classics.|
|Responsibility:||James Palmer, Michael Riley.|
When his leftist politics made him a target of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1951, the blacklisted Losey left the United States and continued his film career in England. Concerned mainly with the use and abuse of power inherent in intimate relationships, Losey also examined these issues as manifested in institutions and social classes. His finest films attack the injustices and hypocrisy rooted in the privileges of the English class system and frequently depict the moral failure of characters who betray their best instincts.
The Films of Joseph Losey also examines Losey's close working relationship with playwright-screenwriter Harold Pinter and actor Dirk Bogarde, his experimental form of storytelling, the psychological complexity of characters acting as narrators of their own stories, and the intricate handling of time in the structure of his films. Close studies of King and Country, The Servant, Accident, The Go-Between, and The Romantic Englishwoman confirm Losey's stature as a director of powerful and compelling films of both moral importance and great formal complexity.