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Wood, Robin 1931-2009

Works: 46 works in 398 publications in 10 languages and 15,813 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Film catalogs  Fiction  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Examinations  Pictorial works 
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
Hitchcock's films revisited by Robin Wood( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingmar Bergman by Robin Wood( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,222 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
Hitchcock's films by Robin Wood( Book )

52 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan by Robin Wood( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Finnish and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hawks by Robin Wood( Book )

53 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 931 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
Antonioni by Ian Cameron( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 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 707 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
Arthur Penn by Robin Wood( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Make way for tomorrow by Leo McCarey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 'enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap' [-- Container], an elderly couple must move in with their adult children when they lose their home
Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan-- and beyond by Robin Wood( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 475 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'
Claude Chabrol by Robin Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal views : explorations in film by Robin Wood( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apu trilogy by Robin Wood( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 367 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 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 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
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

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

The ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor, in the desart by Robert Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton by Andrew Britton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
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Hitchcock's films revisited
Alternative Names
Wood, Robert Paul.

Wood, Robert Paul 1931-

Wood, Robert Paul 1931-2009

Wood, Robin

Вуд, Робин

Робін Вуд

রবিন উড

우드, 로빈


English (303)

Spanish (25)

French (17)

Bengali (2)

Swedish (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Italian (1)

Finnish (1)

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Howard HawksSexual politics and narrative film : Hollywood and beyondHollywood from Vietnam to Reagan-- and beyondPersonal views : explorations in filmRio BravoThe wings of the dove : Henry James in the 1990sBonus featuresBritton on film : the complete film criticism of Andrew Britton