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  • Kubrick's Next Successful And Controversial Film
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    'I would not think of quarreling with your interpretation nor offering any other, as I have found it always the best policy to allow the film to speak for itself. ' (Stanley Kubrick) As one of the most widely acclaimed and influential directors of the postwar era, Stanley Kubrick enjoyed a reputation and a standing unique among the filmmakers of his day. He had a brilliant career with relatively few films. An outsider, he worked beyond the confines of Hollywood, which he disliked, maintaining co...
  • Alexander Korda's New Film
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    Kings and country Korda: Britain's Only Movie Mogul Charles DrazinSidgwick & Jackson 20, pp 411 Just over 70 years ago, the critic CA Lejeune, writing in this newspaper, said that Alexander Korda's new film, The Private Life of Henry V, was 'more likely to bring prestige to the British film industry, both at home and abroad, than anything we have done in the whole history of filmmaking'. That flourish of patriotic hyperbole from Lejeune says as much about Korda's ability to project himself as it...
  • Film's Success To Bacall
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    Many feel that Casablanca is Bogart's best film. I disagree - but for those who don't To Have and Have Not is a must-see film. It's Casablanca with a different setting, this time we find Bogart playing Harry Morgan, crewing a ship out for hire. His lovely lady is Lauren Bacall in her motion picture debut playing the dark and mysterious Slim. Teamed up with Harry's alcoholic side-kick Eddie, Cricket the night-club manager by night, resistance sympathizer by day, and a cast of supporters, Bogart a...
  • New Zealand Feature Film Once Were Warriors
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    A good beginning and a brilliant ending are crucial to a successful film. Discuss this statement with detailed reference to a feature film or films you have studied. New Zealand feature film Once Were Warriors, directed by Lee Tamahori, has a brilliant and captivating beginning that immediately engages the audience's attention. Both the beginning and the ending contribute greatly to the film's popular success and have been made specifically to introduce motifs and symbols, key characters, relati...
  • British Film Industry
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    One of the many great exports from America is the film industry. The glitz and glamour of Hollywood which, incidentally has nothing to do with holly or wood and was purely the name of someone's summer home, seems to have a mass worldwide appeal. With the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Emmys every year simply celebrating film and television, the Americans are obviously very proud of their achievements. However, although the Americans take most of the credit when it comes to the cinema what man...

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