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Realism, Nationalism and ‘Film Culture’

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/9780748619061.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the coming of sound was an important phase in the bid for naturalism in the cinema. By the end of the 1920s many filmmakers across different national cinemas were in ... More


War in the Roaring Twenties, 1932–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced in the U.S. during the period from 1932 to 1939 about World War 1. During this period, Hollywood's depictions of the war, the impoverishment of the ... More


A Ghostly Archeology: The Art-House Genre Cinema of Christian Petzold

Jaimey Fisher

in Christian Petzold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037986
eISBN:
9780252095238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037986.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Christian Petzold. Over the past twenty years and across eleven feature-length works, Petzold has established himself as the most critically acclaimed director in ... More


Introducing Film Evaluation

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shows how film critics come to mind whenever one thinks of evaluating films. These are people who are in the business of pronouncing on the value of films. There are so many films to see ... More


The Film and its Critics

Marcus K. Harmes

in Devil’s Advocates: The Curse of Frankenstein

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a detailed summary of the events in the film, and discusses the techniques and devices it employs to tell the story. It describes how Terence Fisher, the director of The Curse of ... More


The Transnational Film Remake in the American Press

Daniel Herbert

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American film critics commonly deride Hollywood’s practice of remaking foreign films as an indication of the industry’s creative bankruptcy and imperialist tendencies. Such sentiments occur as early ... More


The Network of Intermediaries

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise characterisation of the network of intermediaries: film distribution, the issue of copyright, and the phenomenon of film criticism. Film distribution traditionally forms ... More


Jack Benny’s Intermedia Juggling of Radio and Film

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

in Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny was not only radio’s biggest star after the mid-1930s, but he was the most visible celebrity in Hollywood. This chapter examines the many ways that Benny’s radio program, and Benny’s ... More


‘Laughter – tears – curtain’: Topsy-Turvy

Tony Whitehead

in Mike Leigh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.003.0038
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates that with the film Topsy-Turvy. Mike Leigh emerged from the closet, firmly declaring his long-standing delight in the comic operas of librettist William Schwenck Gilbert and ... More


Conversations with The Mummy: Critical Reactions

Doris V. Sutherland

in The Mummy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325956
eISBN:
9781800342484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the critical reception of The Mummy (1932). When the film was screened, professional film critics were intrigued by the central figure of Boris Karloff, the actor who had been ... More


Introduction

Sheila Skaff

in Studying IDA

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325628
eISBN:
9781800342378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Paweł Pawlikowski's 2013 film titled Ida, which has been hailed by audiences around the world as the Polish-born director's masterpiece. It mentions film critics that laud ... More


The Spectator

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Iris Barry's writings for the Spectator. Iris began developing an aesthetic for the emerging art of film at a time when motion pictures were finding a grammar and syntax to ... More


When Iris Skaravaiou Met Iris Barry: The First Greek Film Reviewer and West European Modernity

Eliza Anna Delveroudi

in Doing Women's Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039683
eISBN:
9780252097775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039683.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the emergence and editorial development of film literature in Greece in the 1920s by drawing two pioneer female film critics, Iris Skaravaiou and Iris Barry, into an “imaginary ... More


Let’s Go to the Pictures

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Iris Barry's book Let's Go to the Pictures (1926). The book brings together observations and theoretical concerns present in more fragmentary form in her Spectator articles. ... More


Alan Porter

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Iris Barry's life following her marriage to American poet Alan Porter on October 8, 1923. Twenty-four-year-old Porter was just out of Oxford and writing for the Spectator. ... More


Cinema Paragons, Hollywood, and Lady Mary

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Iris Barry's articles for the Spectator. These include her analysis of Charlie Chaplin's film The Gold Rush, which she highly praised, and the article “Lesser glories,” ... More


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