Black Narcissus (Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide Series)
  • Black Narcissus (Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide Series)
  • Black Narcissus (Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide Series)

Black Narcissus (Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide Series)

by Sarah Street
     
 

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

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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, 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 the film today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845110468
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Turner Classic Movies British Film Guides
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.35(d)

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Meet the Author

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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