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British Film Directors: A Critical Guide

Robert Shail

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622306
eISBN:
9780748670826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622306.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognised filmmakers, amongst them Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and David Lean. This ... More


Introduction: romantics versus modernists?

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If there is a clash between romanticism and modernism in what is called ‘British’ cinema, it is as much internal as external. Most great directors in Britain are romantics to some degree and ... More


George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

George Cukor is one of the studio era's most famous and admired directors, with many of the American cinema's most beloved classics to his credit, including The Women, Gaslight, Adam's Rib, A Star is ... More


Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Steven Sanders and R. Barton Palmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first to bring together a selection of interviews with the acclaimed American film director Michael Mann, in which he reflects on his film and television productions. The sixteen ... More


George Cukor and the Case of an Actor’s Director: Hepburn and/or Tracy in: , , , , and

Charlie Keil

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies five films that Cukor made with Katharine Hepburn and / or Spencer Tracy as stars. It aims to give more precise form to his suggestion that a director's role entails ... More


Rewarding Creative Talent: The Struggle of the Independents: The James MacTaggart Lecture 1997

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran

in Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617173
eISBN:
9780748671113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617173.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In this lecture, the authors, comedy writers whose independent production company Alomo has produced popular programmes such as Birds of a Feather (1983–1998), Love Hurts (1992–194) and Wall of ... More


Making it Real: Authorship and Authenticity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes some of the complex ways in which authorship can be considered in relation to the study of music video, a situation in which performer, director and songwriter may all have ... More


Conclusion

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter locates broad shifts in French/francophone cinematic mediations of lesbian desire from 1936 to 2002, considering the extent to which national specificities have emerged: that ... More


The Postwar Bubble

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623990
eISBN:
9780748653614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623990.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Women were among those who eagerly embraced the new world of film noir, having been cut out of the film industry since the 1920s. None did it with more style and verve than Ida Lupino, who directed ... More


From Movie Brats to Movie Blockbusters

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the new generation of largely college-educated ‘movie brats’ who were central to the shift from the modernist art cinema to blockbuster fantasies in the late 1970s. The period ... More


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