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The editors and authors have opened my eyes to many British motion pictures of the Nineteen Fifties that sound completely attention-grabbing and which i haven't noticeable. Corin Redgrave offers a paper on his father's movie paintings which makes one yearn to work out extra of Michael Redgrave's movies. there is a superb article on B-movie construction within the Fifties that focusses in on "Tympean Films," and indicates that B-movies can occasionally embrace extra of social truth than the A photos simply because they achieve this kind of unintentionally. Robert Giddings reads the Dirk Bogarde model of A story of 2 towns in mild of the chilly struggle, and Dirk figures seriously in Alison Platt's piquant essay, "Boys, Ballet, and Begonias: The SPANISH GARDENER and its analogues." Sarah Kasen provides an easy account of where of movie within the pageant of england, and Tony Aldgate indicates the locations within which the gay-themed critical cost had difficulty making it to the monitor with all its bits intact. One silly be aware spoils the entire: The timeline appended to the quantity exhibits that the single occasion in united kingdom literature worthy recording in 1955 used to be the e-book of F.R. Leavis' "DH LAWRENCE, NOVELIST." i do not believe so! This extraordinary anomaly is defined by way of the truth that one of many editors (Ian Mackillop) is the world's number one Leavis specialist and it truly is he who's charged with the uphill job of resuscitating Leavis' completely lethargic recognition.

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7–8 (with John Cutts). ‘Ten Years That Shook an Art’, Film 40 (September 1964), pp. 22–3 (with Peter Armitage). ‘The Impotence of Being Ernest’, Views 8 (Summer 1965), pp. 76–80. ‘Michael Powell’, Movie 14 (Autumn 1965), pp. 17–20 (as O. O. Green). ‘Loved One’, Films and Filming (February 1966, April 1966), pp. 19–23; March 1966, pp. 37–40. ‘Losey: Modesty and Eve’, Films and Filming (April 1966), pp. 26–33. ‘Losey: Puritan Maids’, Films and Filming (May 1966), pp. 28–33. ‘Two on a Tandem’, Films and Filming (July 1966), pp.

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3 in Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (Studio Vista, 1972). ‘O Lucky Man or the Advantages of a Clockwork Cheese’, Film Comment (January–February 1973), pp. 38–40. ‘Britannia Waives the Rules’, Film Comment (July–August 1976), pp. 50–8. ‘The Great British Phantasmagoria’, Film Comment (May–June 1977), pp. 48–53. ‘Aiming at the Archers’, Positif (February 1981), pp. 22–3. ‘History Man Bites Lucky Jim’, Films (November 1981), p. 24. ‘On the Alternative Options of Burning an Illusion’, Films (November 1982), p.

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