By (author) Sarah Street
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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 DetailsISBN: 9781845110468
(216mm x 138mm x 9mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Street
British Colour Cinema, Paperback (May 2013)
Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.
Colour Films in Britain, Hardback (October 2012)
Sarah Street provides an economic, cultural and aesthetic study of commercial colour films in Britain, from silent cinema to the 1950s, presenting a detailed history of colour processes and a textual analysis of individual colour films, including The Open Road and Black Narcissus, and their place in British film culture.
British National Cinema, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Sarah Street
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the British film industry within an economic, political and social context. Using the notions of 'official' and 'unofficial' cinema, the author demonstrates how British cinema has been both 'respectable' and 'disreputable' according to the prevailing notions of what constitutes good cinema.
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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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