The Rough Guide to Film

The Rough Guide to Film

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The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its directora€™s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting where to start, arranged by genre and by region. Youa€™ll find profiles of over eight hundred directors, from Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to contemporary favourites like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese and cult names such as David Lynch and Richard Linklater. The guide is packed with great cinema from around the globe, including French New Wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the best of East Asia, from Akira Kurosawa to Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo. With overviews of all major movements and genres, feature boxes on partnerships between directors and key actors, and cinematographers and composers, this is your essential guide to a world of cinema.Mackendricka#39;s dark heart is finally revealed through the combination of James Wong Howea#39;s stunning noir ... momentarily seen by some as British cinemaa#39;s great white hope a€“ a reputation he largely stymied with his third effort Asylum ( 2005). ... In 2002 he was handed a Ap4 million budget and a cast of British A-list talent to realize his dream of adapting Young Adam, ... The resulting Asylum was an overheated slice of English gothic about a psychiatrista#39;s wife falling for one of his patients, anbsp;...

Title:The Rough Guide to Film
Author:Jessica Winter, Lloyd Hughes, Richard Armstrong, Tom Charity
Publisher:Rough Guides UK - 2007-09-27


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