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Wood, Robin 1931-2009

Overview
Works: 50 works in 435 publications in 10 languages and 15,967 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Drama  Film adaptations  Film catalogs  Interviews  Fiction  Biography  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1998.A3, 791.4302330924
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Most widely held works about Robin Wood
 
Most widely held works by Robin Wood
Howard Hawks by Robin Wood( )

56 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was one of the greatest filmmakers of classic Hollywoord. Howard Hawk's style could be described as simple and poignant, focused on the ideas of group bonding, the meaning of friendship, and how funny life could be
Ingmar Bergman by Robin Wood( )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when few reviewers and critics were taking the study of film seriously, Robin Wood released a careful and thoroughly cinematic commentary on Ingmar Bergman's films that demonstrated the potential of film analysis in a nascent scholarly field. The original Ingmar Bergman influenced a generation of film scholars and cineastes after its publication in 1969 and remains one of the most important volumes on the director. This new edition of Ingmar Bergman, edited by film scholar Barry Keith Grant, contains all of Wood's original text plus four later pieces on the director by Wood that were intended for a new volume that was not completed before Wood's death in 2010. In analyzing a selection of Bergman's films, Wood makes a compelling case for the logic of the filmmaker's development while still respecting and indicating the distinctiveness of his individual films. Wood's emphasis on questions of value (What makes a work important? How does it address our lives?) informed his entire career and serve as the basis for many of these chapters. In the added material for this new edition, Wood considers three important films Bergman made after the book was first published-Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, and From the Life of the Marionettes-and also includes significant reassessment of Persona. These pieces provocatively suggest the more political directions Wood might have taken had he been able to produce Ingmar Bergman Revisited, as he had planned to do before his death. In its day, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important volumes on the Swedish director published in English, and it remains compelling today despite the multitude of books to appear on the director since. Film scholars and fans of Bergman's work will enjoy this updated volume."--Publisher's description
Personal views : explorations in film by Robin Wood( )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Penn by Robin Wood( )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchcock's films revisited by Robin Wood( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchcock's films by Robin Wood( Book )

62 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan-- and beyond by Robin Wood( )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition includes all the chapters of the original work, supplemented with analysis of comedy films of the 1990s, a chapter on contemporary filmmakers, including David Fincher & Jim Jarmusch, & an essay on 'Day of the Dead'
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Finnish and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonioni by Ian Cameron( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual politics and narrative film : Hollywood and beyond by Robin Wood( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the relationship between narrative style and sexual politics. Looking at contemporary films from the USA, Europe and Japan, the book examines the ways in which films relate to sexual politics and the organization within our culture of gender and sexuality
Make way for tomorrow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap"... "an elderly couple must move in with their adult children after the bank takes their home, yet end up separated and subject to their ofspring's selfish whims."--Container
Claude Chabrol by Robin Wood( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apu trilogy by Robin Wood( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and Bengali and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apu Trilogy is the fifth book written by influential film critic Robin Wood and republished for a contemporary audience. Focusing on the famed trilogy from Indian director Satyajit Ray, Wood persuasively demonstrates his ability at detailed textual analysis, providing an impressively sustained reading that elucidates the complex view of life in the trilogy. Wood was one of our most insightful and committed film critics, championing films that explore the human condition. His analysis of The Apu Trilogy reveals and illuminates the films{u2019} profoundly humanistic qualities with clarity and rigor, plumbing the psychological and emotional resonances that arise from Ray{u2019}s delicate balance of performance, camerawork, and visual design. Wood was the first English-language critic to write substantively about Ray{u2019}s films, which made the original publication of his monograph on The Apu Trilogy unprecedented as well as impressive. Of late there has been a renewed interest in North America in the work of Satyajit Ray, yet no other critic has come close to equaling the scope and depth of his analysis. In his introduction, originally published in 1971, Wood says reactions to Ray{u2019}s work were met with indifference. In response, he offers possible reasons why this occurred, including social and cultural differences and the films{u2019} slow pacing, which contemporary critics tended to associate with classical cinema. Wood notes Ray{u2019}s admiration for Western film culture, including the Hollywood cinema and European directors, particularly Jean Renoir and his realist films. Assigning a chapter to each Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito, (1957), and The World of Apu, (1959), Wood goes on to explore each film more thoroughly. One of the aspects of this book that is particularly rewarding is Wood{u2019}s analytical approach to the trilogy as a whole, as well as detailed attention given to each of the three films. The book, with a new preface by Richard Lippe and foreword by Barry Keith Grant, functions as a master class on what constitutes an in-depth reading of a work and the use of critical tools that are relevant to such a task. Robin Wood{u2019}s The Apu Trilogy offers an excellent account of evaluative criticism that will appeal to film scholars and students alike
Rio Bravo by Robin Wood( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a study of the classic western film 'Rio Bravo', which, according to the author, remains 'beyond politics, as an argument as to why we should all want to go on living'
The wings of the dove : Henry James in the 1990s by Robin Wood( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AFI salute: Shows the American Film Institute award banquet honoring a lifetime achievement award to Alfred Hitchcock. Features many of the actors and film industry people he's worked with over the years. Masters of cinema: An episode of Masters of cinema featuring an interview between Hitchcock, Pia Lindstrom and William Everson. All about The birds: Documentary about the making of The birds featuring interviews with Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, Peter Bogdanovich, Harold Michelson, Robert Boyle, Steven C. Smith, Veronica Cartwright, Howard Smit, Hilton Green, Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Robin Wood and Evan Hunter. The making of Psyco: Documentary about the making of Psycho featuring interviews with Pat Hitchcock, Clive Barker, Hilton A. Green, Paul Hirsch, Janet Leigh, Rita Riggs, Peggy Robertson, Joseph Stefano and others
Rio Bravo by Robin Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesage fait des enquêtes by Robin Wood( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wings of the dove : Henry James in the 1990s by Robin Wood( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sears, Roebuck de México, S.A by Richardson Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Personal views : explorations in filmHitchcock's films revisitedHollywood from Vietnam to Reagan-- and beyondSexual politics and narrative film : Hollywood and beyondRio BravoThe wings of the dove : Henry James in the 1990sBonus featuresThe wings of the dove : Henry James in the 1990s
Alternative Names
Robin Wood

Robin Wood Canadian film critic and educator

Wood, Robert Paul.

Wood, Robert Paul 1931-

Wood, Robert Paul 1931-2009

Wood, Robin

Wood, Robin, 1931-

Wood, Robin Paul

Wood, Robin Paul, 1931-

Вуд, Робин

Робін Вуд

রবিন উড

우드, 로빈

ロビン・ウッド

Languages
English (327)

Spanish (28)

French (18)

Bengali (2)

Swedish (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)

Finnish (1)

Czech (1)