Download E-books Le Goût de la beauté PDF

By Eric Rohmer, Jean Narboni

Cet ouvrage est une sélection des articles reviews les plus importants écrits par Éric Rohmer entre 1948 et 1979, dans des guides aussi différentes que Les Temps modernes, Arts, strive against ou, principalement, les "Cahiers du cinéma", dont il fut l’un des principaux evaluations depuis sa création, et, entre 1957 et 1963, le rédacteur en chef.
L’essentiel du cinéma est du côté de son ontologie en tant qu’art et non du côté de l. a. spécificité de son langage. Le cinéma ne consiste pas à dire autrement ce que d’autres arts ont pu dire, mais, avec des moyens qui lui sont propres, il dit aussi autre selected : telle est l. a. thèse qui parcourt l’ensemble de ces écrits, jalonnés par los angeles présence constante des noms de Renoir, Murnau, Hitchcock, Rossellini, Dreyer…
Dans l’entretien Le temps de los angeles critique, réalisé par Jean Narboni qui avait réuni les textes de ce recueil en 1983, l’auteur revient sur ses écrits pour les nuancer ou les prolonger, parfois pour corriger ce qu’il estime avoir été, en leur temps, des erreurs ou des excès dans l’évaluation. « Le Goût de l. a. beauté » a été publié pour los angeles première fois en 1984, dans los angeles assortment Écrits des Cahiers du cinéma. Son caractère de « classique » amène naturellement à le rééditer en Petite bibliothèque.

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Download E-books Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film PDF

By Philippa Gates

Ambitious and entire historical past of the feminine detective in Hollywood movie from 1929 to 2009.

In this huge and authoritative examine of greater than 300 motion pictures, Philippa Gates explores the “woman detective” determine from her pre-cinematic origins in nineteenth-century detective fiction via her many incarnations through the background of Hollywood cinema. in the course of the lens of theories of gender, style, and stardom and fascinating with the severe innovations of performativity, masquerade, and feminism, Detecting Women analyzes buildings of the feminine investigator within the detective style and specializes in the evolution of her illustration from 1929 to this day. whereas a well known assumption is that photos of girls became more and more confident over this era, Gates argues that the main revolutionary and feminist types of the feminine detective exist in mainstream film’s extra peripheral items, corresponding to Thirties B photographs and Seventies blaxploitation motion pictures. providing revisions and new insights into peripheral different types of mainstream movie, Gates explores this house that enables a fable of solution of social anxieties approximately crime and, extra curiously, gender, within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries. The author’s cutting edge, attractive, and capacious method of this crucial determine inside of feminist movie historical past breaks new flooring within the fields of gender and movie studies.

“An apt follow-up to Gates’ Detecting Men … this e-book is breezy, casual, and but immaculately researched.” — CHOICE

“Detecting ladies is an in depth and authoritative, bold and entire historical past of the feminine detective in Hollywood movie from 1929 to 2009. Gates brings to mild the sheer variety of woman detectives which were neglected in earlier stories of the style, particularly these of the Nineteen Thirties and 40s. Her leading edge, attractive, and capacious method of the feminine detective inside of feminist movie historical past breaks new flooring within the fields of gender and movie studies.” — SirReadaLot.org

“This imaginitive and enjoyable examine of the ‘woman detective’ movie makes a big contribution by means of giving wide therapy to the feminine detectives in B videos and to the various investigating ladies characters in motion pictures now not frequently thought of detective motion pictures. it's going to have nice attraction for students, movie buffs, and secret fans.” — Linda Mizejewski, writer of Hardboiled and excessive Heeled: the girl Detective in renowned Culture

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Download E-books The Heist Film: Stealing with Style (Short Cuts) PDF

By Daryl Lee

A concise creation to the style approximately that one final great ranking, The Heist movie: Stealing With sort traces this crime thriller's improvement as either a dramatic and comedian car transforming into out of movie noir (Criss Cross, The Killers, The Asphalt Jungle), mutating into modern capers within the Nineteen Sixties (Ocean's Eleven, Gambit, How to scouse borrow a Million) and splashing throughout displays within the 2000s in remake after remake (The Thomas Crown Affair, The Italian Job, The stable Thief). outfitted round a chain of case experiences (Rififi, Bob le Flambeur, The Killing, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Getaway, the Ocean's trilogy), this quantity explores why administrators of such assorted backgrounds, from studio regulars (Siodmak, Crichton, Siegel, Walsh and clever) to independents (Anderson, Fuller, Kubrick, Ritchie and Soderbergh), are so attracted to this well known genre.

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Download E-books Easy Rider (BFI Modern Classics) PDF

By Lee Hill

Released in 1969, Easy Rider broke the mould of Hollywood studio construction, making stars of Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson and launching a brand new wave of radical and experimental American cinema. Easy Rider was one of the vital movies of the overdue 60s, a movie that enshrined the beliefs of the counterculture but additionally foresaw the death of those beliefs within the depression and paranoia of a country rocked by means of Watergate and the Vietnam battle. It used to be a seminal highway motion picture and a huge monetary luck that spawned never-ending imitations. Few motion pictures due to the fact that were in a position to seize its specific mix of innocence and cynicism, wish and despair.
In his meticulously researched e-book, Lee Hill analyzes either the conditions surrounding the making of Easy Rider and the social and cultural forces that came upon expression in it. Hill persuasively argues that the position of illustrious screenwriter Terry Southern in Easy Rider has been overlooked because the certain situations of creation, filming, and enhancing became misplaced in mythmaking. relating little recognized archival fabric, Hill questions a few of the legends that encompass Easy Rider.

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Download E-books Fear Eats the Soul (BFI Film Classics) PDF

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fear Eats the Soul (1974) an getting older cleansing girl, Emmi (Brigitte Mira), marries a miles more youthful, immigrant Moroccan mechanic, Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). Set in Munich through the 1970s, Fear Eats the Soul melds the conventions of melodrama with a thorough sensibility with a view to current a portrait of racism and daily hypocrisy in postwar Germany. 

It is a movie concerning the method traditional society detests whatever and anyone unfamiliar--but additionally a movie in regards to the hopes and bounds of affection. Intricately directed, fantastically played, and designed to teach Munich lifestyles in all its shabby kitchiness, Fear Eats the Soul may be Fassbinder's most interesting movie. Laura Cottingham celebrates Fassbinder's success, placing Fear Eats the Soul in relation to the director's terribly prolific occupation in theater, movie, and tv. Her research pulls again the skinny curtain that separated his paintings from his tumultuous lifestyles. In an in depth scene-by-scene research of Fear Eatsthe Soul, Cottingham indicates how Fassbinder controlled to mix good looks and tenderness with fierce political criticism. 

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Download E-books Ratcatcher (BFI Film Classics) PDF

By Annette Kuhn

The film-maker Lynne Ramsay has been hailed as one of many most interesting new abilities in global cinema, and Ratcatcher, her first function, has attracted foreign acclaim. during this booklet, the 1st full-length research of Ramsay’s paintings, Annette Kuhn considers the director’s historical past and explores Ratcatcher along her different motion pictures. Kuhn locations the movie within the context of Scottish media and literary cultures and contains interviews with Ramsay and others at the film’s creation staff.

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