This engaging collection of Bruce F. Kawinas most important film essays (1977a2011) is accompanied by his interviews with Lillian Gish (1978) and Howard Hawks (1976). The Hawks interview is particularly concerned with his work with William Faulkner and their friendship. The Gish interview emphasizes her role as a producer in the 1920s. The essays focus on such topics as violence and sexual politics in film, the relations between horror and science fiction, the growth of video and digital cinema and their effects on both film and film scholarship, the politics of film theory, narration in film, and the relations between film and literature. Among the most significant articles reprinted here are aMe Tarzan, You Junk, a aThe Montage Element in Faulkner's Fiction, a aThe Mummyas Pool, a aThe Whole World Is Watching, a and aLate Show on the Telescreen: Film Studies and the Bottom Line.a The book includes close readings of films from aLa JetAcea to aThe Wizard of Oz.aBut when he saw that, he jumped up and ran up to me; he said, aWherea#39;d you get that gesture? I never saw ... And he forgot all about the germs and everything [ laughs] and used it all through. ... People come back and tell you youa#39;re good often.
|Title||:||Selected Film Essays and Interviews|
|Author||:||Bruce F. Kawin|
|Publisher||:||Anthem Press - 2013-04-01|