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British Film Institute

Works: 1,254 works in 3,125 publications in 3 languages and 105,675 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Periodicals  History  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Editor, Other, Publisher, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Sight and sound by British Film Institute( serial )
in 3 languages and held by 1,917 libraries worldwide
Philomena by Stephen Frears( visu )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,886 libraries worldwide
The story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
Seven psychopaths by Martin McDonagh( visu )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( visu )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
The BFI companion to the western by British Film Institute( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
A guide to Western films, cultural background of the West, and the careers of 300 Western actors, directors, and writers
Pride by Matthew Warchus( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
U.K. gay activists work to assist miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984
Home is where the heart is : studies in melodrama and the woman's film by Christine Gledhill( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Deals with feminism and melodrama
Citizen Kane by Laura Mulvey( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Citizen Kane's reputation as one of the greatest films of all time is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? Laura Mulvey, in a fresh and original reading, illuminates the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, relating it to Welles's political background and its historical context. In a lucid and perceptive critique she also investigates the psychoanalytic structure that underlies the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for once taking seriously what Orson Welles himself disparagingly referred to as 'dollar book Freud.' In her foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Laura Mulvey focuses on the film's politics, highlighting the contemporary 'rhymes' in Kane's portrayal of a scandal prone press baron in a time of economic crisis
Belle by Amma Asante( visu )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Although Dido Elizabeth Belle, an eighteenth-century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle and his wife, she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds
Mr. Turner by Mike Leigh( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies
A personal journey with Martin Scorsese through American movies by Martin Scorsese( visu )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Featuring a wealth of extracts from famous and infamous American movies, Scorsese offers a provocative multifaceted portrait of Hollywood film directors as he charts a comprehensive course through the rich history of the American cinema. DVD
Singin' in the rain by Peter Wollen( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Blade runner by Scott Bukatman( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
In his innovative reading, Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner & its steadily improving fortunes. He situates the film in terms of the debates about postmodernism which have informed the large body of criticism devoted to it
Le week-end ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become
The television genre book by Glen Creeber( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
As with film, genre is central to the industry and visual form that is television. This book provides an introduction to the subject's core debates, issues and concerns. Fully illustrated, it is accompanied by selected guides and bibliographies
The films of Fritz Lang : allegories of vision and modernity by Tom Gunning( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
In this study Tom Gunning turns his attentions to the work of Fritz Lang, proposing new readings of the entire output of one of cinema's foremost directors
The wizard of Oz by Salman Rushdie( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
The author briefly recounts the making of "The Wizard of Oz" and discusses its plot, music, and themes
Vertigo by Charles Barr( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Charles Barr looks at the Hitchcock classic with a 'Hamlet-like' status set in and around San Francisco
The story of film : an odyssey by Mark Cousins( visu )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
The story of film: an odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion dollar globalised digital industry. Described as a 'love letter' to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinemal from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock's London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale
How I live now by Kevin Macdonald( visu )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Set in the near-future U.K. Daisy is an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund. But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the U.K. falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive
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Alternative Names
BFI (British Film Institute)
BFI Publishing.
British Film Institute, London.
British Film Institute Publishing.
Film Institute
Londres (GB)
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