Movie Greats: A Critical Study Of Classic Cinema

Movie Greats: A Critical Study Of Classic Cinema
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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why?

Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats

Movie Greatsquestions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance.

questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance.The films examined range across the history of cinema:

The films examined range across the history of cinema:The Battleship Potemkin

The Battleship Potemkin,

,The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps,

,Modern Times

Modern Times,

,Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane,

,It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life,

,Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus,

, The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter,

,Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia,

,8 1/2

8 1/2,

,2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey,

,The Godfather

The Godfather,

,Raging Bull

Raging Bull,

,The Pi

The Piano and

ano andKill Bill: Vol. 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film’s plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses.

Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film’s plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses.Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

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