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Neo-romantic landscapes : an aesthetic approach to the films of Powell and Pressburger

Author: Stella Hockenhull
Publisher: Newcastle-on-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a trained art historian and film scholar, Hockenhull provides revealing comparative close visual analyses of the films of Powell and Pressburger, where she also examines the films' critical reception when first released to support her argument about a general cultural British Neo-Romantic sensibility during the period. This thought provoking book is of particular interest to British cultural and art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger; Emeric Pressburger; Michael Powell; Michael Powell; Emeric Pressburger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Hockenhull
ISBN: 1847187447 9781847187444
OCLC Number: 239844335
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Neo-Romantic landscapes, pictorial compositions, convoluted plots, and new methodologies --
British patriots or fantastical outsiders? --
Strangeness and splendour --
Hebrides and Himalayas --
Neo-Romantic decline: gone to Earth.
Responsibility: by Stella Hockenhull.
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Neo-Romantic Landscapes offers a reappraisal of the 1940s films of Powell and Pressburger focusing on their use of landscape.  Read more...

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