Movie Greats: A Critical Study Of Classic …


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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