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The critical forest

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Schlesinger's 1962 film A Kind of Loving is the subject of this chapter. It addresses the specific criticisms that have been directed towards this film. It considers the concerns over narrative ... More


Major themes and minor movements: composition and repetition in John Schlesinger's Billy Liar

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a detailed reading of John Schlesinger's 1963 film Billy Liar. It aims to demonstrate that a British film such as this sustains the kind of detailed aesthetic discussion that is ... More


Open Wide: Dental Horror

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that dentists are sadists, with their resolute yanking on the offending tooth, the inexorable descent of the whining drill, or the rotten reek of burning decay. It wonders if ... More


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