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Romantics and modernists in British cinema

Author: John Orr
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In a fresh and invigorating look at British cinema that considers film as an art form among other arts, John Orr takes a critical look at the intriguing relationship between romanticism and modernism  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Orr
ISBN: 9780748649372 9780748640140 0748649379 0748640142
OCLC Number: 804004056
Notes: Originally published in hardback by Edinburgh University Press in 2010.
Description: vi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Romantics versus Modernists?; 1. 1929: Romantics and Modernists on the Cusp of Sound; 2. The Running Man: Hitchcock's Fugitives and 'The Bourne Ultimatum'; 3. Running Man 2: Carol Reed and his Contemporaries; 4. David Lean: The Troubled Romantic and The End of Empire; 5. The Trauma Film from Romantic to Modern: 'A Matter of Life and Death' to 'Don't Look Now'; 6. Losey and Antonioni: The Expatriate Eye and the Parallax View; 7. Expatriate Eye 2: Kubrick and Skolimowski; 8. Terence Davies and Bill Douglas: The Poetics of Memory; Conclusion: Into the New Century; Bibliography.
Responsibility: John Orr.


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