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The Resource Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton, edited by Barry Keith Grant ; with an introduction by Robin Wood

Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton, edited by Barry Keith Grant ; with an introduction by Robin Wood

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Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton
Title
Britton on film
Title remainder
the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barry Keith Grant ; with an introduction by Robin Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
"For fifteen years before his untimely death, Andrew Britton produced a body of undeniably brilliant film criticism that has been largely ignored within academic circles. Though Britton's writings are extraordinary in their depth and range and are closely attuned to the nuances of the texts they examine, his humanistic approach was at odds with typical theory-based film scholarship. Britton on Film demonstrates that Britton's humanism is also his strength, as it presents all of his published writings together for the first time, including Britton's persuasive readings of such important Hollywood films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Spellbound, and Now, Voyager and of key European filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Jean-Luc Godard, and Bernardo Bertolucci." "Renowned film scholar and editor Barry Keith Grant has assembled all of Britton's published essays of film criticism and theory for this volume, spanning the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The essays are arranged by theme: Hollywood cinema, Hollywood movies, European cinema, and film and cultural theory. In all, twenty-eight essays consider such varied films as Hitchcock's Spellbound, Jaws, The Exorcist, and Mandingo and topics as diverse as formalism, camp, psychoanalysis, imperialism, and feminism. Included are such well-known and important pieces as "Blissing Out: The Politics of Reaganite Entertainment" and "Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam," among the most perceptive discussions of these two periods of Hollywood history yet published. In addition, Britton's critiques of the ideology of Screen and Wisconsin formalism display his uncommon grasp of theory even when arguing against prevailing critical trends." "An introduction by influential film critic Robin Wood, who was also Britton's teacher and friend, begins this landmark collection. Students and teachers of film studies as well as general readers interested in film and American popular culture will enjoy Britton on Film."--BOOK JACKET
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1952-1994
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Britton, Andrew
Dewey number
791.43
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1994
LC item number
.B68 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1947-
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Grant, Barry Keith
Series statement
Contemporary approaches to film and television series
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  • Motion pictures
  • Britton, Andrew
  • Filmkritik
  • Filmkritik
  • Film
  • Englisch
Label
Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton, edited by Barry Keith Grant ; with an introduction by Robin Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-519) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cary Grant: comedy and male desire -- A new servitude: Bette Davis, Now, voyager, and the radicalism of the woman's film -- The devil, probably: the symbolism of evil -- Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam -- Blissing out: the politics of Reaganite entertainment -- Meet me in St. Louis: Smith, or The ambiguities -- Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound: text and countertext -- Detour -- Notes on Pursued -- The family in The reckless moment -- The exorcist -- Jaws -- Mandingo -- 10 -- The great Waldo Pepper -- The other side of midnight -- Sexuality and power, or the two others -- Their finest hour: Humphrey Jennings and the British imperial myth of World War II -- Metaphor and mimesis: Madame de... -- Thinking about father: Bernardo Bertolucci -- Living historically: two films by Jean-Luc Godard -- "Foxed": Fox and his friends -- In defense of criticism -- For interpretation: notes against camp -- The ideology of Screen -- The philosophy of the pigeonhole: Wisconsin formalism and "the classical style" -- The myth of postmodernism: the bourgeois intelligentsia in the age of Reagan -- Consuming culture: the development of a theoretical orthodoxy
Control code
226314512
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780814333631
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226314512
  • (OCoLC)226314512
Label
Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton, edited by Barry Keith Grant ; with an introduction by Robin Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cary Grant: comedy and male desire -- A new servitude: Bette Davis, Now, voyager, and the radicalism of the woman's film -- The devil, probably: the symbolism of evil -- Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam -- Blissing out: the politics of Reaganite entertainment -- Meet me in St. Louis: Smith, or The ambiguities -- Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound: text and countertext -- Detour -- Notes on Pursued -- The family in The reckless moment -- The exorcist -- Jaws -- Mandingo -- 10 -- The great Waldo Pepper -- The other side of midnight -- Sexuality and power, or the two others -- Their finest hour: Humphrey Jennings and the British imperial myth of World War II -- Metaphor and mimesis: Madame de... -- Thinking about father: Bernardo Bertolucci -- Living historically: two films by Jean-Luc Godard -- "Foxed": Fox and his friends -- In defense of criticism -- For interpretation: notes against camp -- The ideology of Screen -- The philosophy of the pigeonhole: Wisconsin formalism and "the classical style" -- The myth of postmodernism: the bourgeois intelligentsia in the age of Reagan -- Consuming culture: the development of a theoretical orthodoxy
Control code
226314512
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 533 pages
Isbn
9780814333631
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226314512
  • (OCoLC)226314512

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