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British Film Institute

Overview
Works: 108 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 16,014 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Catalogs  Reviews 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.S5133, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by British Film Institute
Singin' in the rain by Peter Wollen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blade runner by Scott Bukatman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his innovative reading, Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner & its steadily improving fortunes. He situates the film in terms of the debates about postmodernism which have informed the large body of criticism devoted to it
The television genre book by Glen Creeber ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As with film, genre is central to the industry and visual form that is television. This book provides an introduction to the subject's core debates, issues and concerns. Fully illustrated, it is accompanied by selected guides and bibliographies
Vertigo by Charles Barr ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Barr looks at the Hitchcock classic with a 'Hamlet-like' status set in and around San Francisco
Script girls : women screenwriters in Hollywood by Lizzie Francke ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olympia by Taylor Downing ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia (1938) is one of the most controversial films ever made. Capitalising on the success of Triumph of the will (1935), her propaganda film for the Nazi Party, Riefenstahl secured Hitler's approval for her grandiose plans to film the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The result was a work as notorious for its politics as celebrated for its aesthetic power. This revised edition includes new material on Riefenstahl's film-making career before Olympia and her close relationship with Hitler. Taylor Downing also discusses newly-available evidence on the background to the film's production that conclusively proves that the film was directly commissioned by Hitler and funded through Goebbel's Ministry of Propaganda and not, as Riefenstahl later claimed, commissioned independently from the Nazi state by the Olympic authorities. In writing this edition, Taylor Downing has been given access to a magnificent new restoration of the original version of the film by the International Olympic Committee."--p. 4 of cover
Who is Andy Warhol? ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who is Andy Warhol? furthers the study of Warhol as well as paying diverse tributes to a man who refashioned the frontiers of modern culture
Pulp fiction by Dana B Polan ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For many viewers Quentin Tarantino's films, especially Pulp Fiction (1994), defined American cinema in the 1990s. The films are hard, fast, funny, stylish and filled with clever allusions to other works of popular culture - they epitomise chic 90s post-modernism. Pulp Fiction was also a phenomenal cult success and one of the first films to be hotly debated in internet chatrooms and on fan websites." "Dana Polan sets out to unlock the style and technique of Pulp Fiction. He shows quite how broad Tarantino's points of reference are and analyses the film's considerable narrative accomplishment and complexity. Where middlebrow opinion tended to write off Pulp Fiction for its violence and its worship of cool, Polan shows how the film exemplifies new kinds of engagement with cultural and social codes (such as those of racial identity)." --Book Jacket
Monthly film bulletin by British Film Institute ( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moving image : an international history of film, television, and video by John Wyver ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thelma & Louise by Marita Sturken ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't look now by Mark Sanderson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lucid, detailed and subtle account of the film, Mark Sanderson describes the collaboration between director and actors which sustained the emotional richness of Don't Look Now. He returns to Daphne du Maurier's original text and to the traditions of Gothic writing which underpins the film's combination of horror, melodrama and black comedy. Sanderson examines the intricate visual style of Don't Look Now, uncovering the way in which particular motifs are used to amplify the film's depiction of two terrible deaths. He finds compensation for the film's grimly fatalistic view of life in its celebration of sexual relationships and the power of recollection
Roberto Rossellini : magician of the real ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exorcist by Mark Kermode ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kermode's book traces the history of The Exorcist back to the alleged 'real life' case of demonic possession which was the basis for William Peter Blatty's novel, & provides a behind the scenes account of one of the most disturbing films ever made
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown = Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios by Peter William Evans ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter William Evans conducts a formidable analysis of Almodovar's insights into gender, sexuality and subjectivity, and discusses the film against the background of political and social changes in Spain since 1975
Picturing the past : the rise and fall of the British costume film by Sue Harper ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers history of English films from the 1930's to the 1950's
Star Wars by Will Brooker ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will Brooker provides a close analysis of 'Star Wars' as a film and argues that it represented a continuation rather than a departure from director George Lucas's early, experimental work. Brooker argues that Lucas is drawn both to the order and control of the Empire, and the energy and creativity of the Rebels
Rio Bravo by Robin Wood ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet me in St. Louis by Gerald Kaufman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocco and his brothers : (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) by Sam Rohdie ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
B.F.I.
BFI
British Film Institute, London.
Languages
English (112)
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