This text aims to offer students of film a quick and easy introduction to 50 films which they are likely to encounter at A level and first year undergraduate level. Each entry offers students a guide to production details, information on the film-maker and the institutional content of the film. It also explores issues of genre and stardom, the social and historical context, and questions of form and content. An introductory chapter introduces students to the core principles of reading films, and each entry ends with a list of other similar films to encourage students to broaden their viewings and knowledge.
Table of Contents
Intolerance; Nosferatu; Battleship Potemkin; The Gold Rush; Metropolis; The Man with the Movie Camera; Olympia; Bringing up Baby; Stagecoach; Citizen Kane; Casablanca; Gone with the Wind; The Bicycle Thieves; Sunset Boulevard; Singin' in the Rain; Rear Window; The Seven Samurai; The Searchers; Vertigo; The Four Hundred Blows; Breathless; Eight and a Half; Performance; Psycho; The Godfather; Taxi Driver; 1900; Star Wars; Annie Hall; Apocalypse Now; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Blade Runner; Wings of Desire; Do the Right Thing; Raging Bull; Jurassic Park; Reservoir Dogs; Unforgiven; The Piano; Chungking Express; Beauty and the Beast; The Usual Suspects; William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet; Titanic; The Idiots; Face/Off; Blair Witch Project; All About My Mother; The Matrix; Eyes Wide Shut.