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Black Narcissus
By Sarah Street

Black Narcissus

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Black Narcissus by Sarah Street

Book Description

"'Black Narcissus", now heralded as a masterpiece, is a landmark film in the influential canon of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. With the centenary of Powell's birth in 2005 this timely book - the first dedicated exclusively to the film - draws on archival documents, original set drawings and stills to demonstrate its remarkable achievements, both as a production and as a vehicle for ideas. Looking at the film's enduring images of both place and gender, Sarah Street also examines "Black Narcissus" as a masterly technical accomplishment - with cinematographer Jack Cardiff's experiments in Technicolor just one of its many advances - as well as a meditation on the end of empire. Looking too at the film's controversial reception by international critics and censors, and its subsequent impact on experimental filmmakers, Street explores issues of technique, style, performance and interpretation to reveal the continued relevance of "Black Narcissus" today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845110468
ISBN-10: 1845110463
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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British National Cinema by Sarah Street British National Cinema, Paperback (August 2008)

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Queer Screen by Sarah Street Queer Screen, Paperback (May 2007)

Contains articles published in "Screen" between 1990 and 2004, spanning the period during which queer studies and the 'New Queer Cinema' flourished. This work addresses issues of bodies and technologies, as well as reprinting the debate, spanning several issues of the journal, about the 'queer' movie "Boys Don't Cry".

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Author Biography - Sarah Street

Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. Her numerous publications include 'British National Cinema', 'Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA' and, as co-editor, 'The Titanic in Myth and Memory: Representations in Visual and Literary Culture' (I.B. Tauris).

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