5001 Nights at the Movies by Pauline Kael

By Pauline Kael

The clever person's advisor to the films, with greater than 2,800 reviews

Look up a film during this consultant, and likelihood is you'll end up examining on in regards to the subsequent motion picture and the subsequent. Pauline Kael's reports aren't simply provocative—-they're addictive.

These short, informative reports, written for the "Goings On approximately Town" part of the recent Yorker, offer a massive diversity of listings—-a masterly severe historical past of yankee and overseas movie. this can be most likely the one motion picture consultant you'll are looking to learn for the sheer excitement of it.

Show description

Read or Download 5001 Nights at the Movies PDF

Similar film books

Cinema and Nation

Principles of nationwide id, nationalism and transnationalism at the moment are a crucial function of up to date movie stories, in addition to basic issues for film-makers themselves. Embracing a variety of nationwide cinemas together with Scotland, Poland, France, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Germany and the USA, Cinema and state considers the ways that movie creation and reception are formed by means of principles of nationwide belonging and examines the consequences of globalisation for the concept that of nationwide cinema.

Star: The Life and Wild Times of Warren Beatty

During this compulsively readable and continually brilliant e-book, Peter Biskind, the writer of the movie classics effortless Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and soiled images, writes the main intimate, revealing, and balanced biography ever of Hollywood legend Warren Beatty.

Famously a playboy--he has been associated with costars Natalie wooden, Julie Christie, Diane Keaton, and Madonna, between others--Beatty has additionally been essentially the most bold and winning stars in Hollywood. numerous Beatty motion pictures have handed the try out of time, from Bonnie and Clyde to Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds (for which he received the simplest director Oscar), Bugsy, and Bulworth. Few filmgoers observe that in addition to Orson Welles, Beatty is the single individual ever nominated for 4 Academy Awards for a unmarried film--and in contrast to Welles, Beatty did it two times, with Heaven Can Wait and Reds.

Biskind indicates how Beatty used big name energy, advertisement luck, savvy, and style to bend Hollywood moguls to his will, setting up an remarkable point of independence whereas nonetheless operating in the studio procedure. Arguably probably the most profitable and inventive figures in Hollywood during the last few many years, Beatty exercised detailed keep watch over over his motion pictures, frequently hiring screenwriters out of his personal pocket (and usually participating with them), generating, directing, and performing, turning into an auteur ahead of a person in Hollywood knew what the observe intended. during this attention-grabbing biography, the last word Hollywood megastar involves life--complete with excesses and achievements--as by no means prior to.

A Companion to François Truffaut (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors)

The 34 essays of this assortment by way of major overseas students re-examine Truffaut's influence on cinema as they find the original caliber of his thematic obsessions and his awesome narrative options. virtually 30 years after his loss of life, we're provided with strikingly unique views on his heritage, impacts, and value.

Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, Third Edition

Generating and Directing the quick movie and Video is the definitive ebook at the topic for starting filmmakers and scholars. The e-book in actual fact illustrates the entire steps fascinated with preproduction, construction, postproduction, and distribution. Its designated two-fold technique appears to be like at filmmaking from the views of either manufacturer and director, and explains how their separate energies needs to mix to create a profitable brief movie or video, from script to ultimate product.

Extra info for 5001 Nights at the Movies

Sample text

The camera tilts up and pauses on the face of the hero, World War I pilot, Maréchal ( Jean Gabin) as he sings along with the record, and then pans right and tracks a short distance laterally to open up the space of the flyers’ hut with its casually arranged tables, relaxing, card-playing airmen, and its bar. As the hero returns left, he is allowed to exit the shot as the camera pauses to pick up his squadron leader entering the room from the other side. It then reverses its initial track and pan to follow the squadron leader back to Maréchal behind the gramophone before tracking the other way and panning again to watch the pair as they head out of the hut.

His insights into the functioning of Renoir’s films tend to conflate the specific and the general, the concrete and the metaphoric. He makes 24 Martin O’Shaughnessy depth staging stand in for Renoir’s compositional style as a whole, without discussion of other important elements such as lateral camera mobility. Moreover, his analysis seems to refer both to real shots and to a broader, more diffuse sense of how the films frame temporality. Yet, despite these difficulties, his work does show how we might approach the temporal dimension of Renoir’s mise en scène.

Thompson, Kristin (1988) Breaking the Glass Armor: Neo-Formalist Film Analysis. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2 The Exception and the Norm Relocating Renoir’s Sound and Music Charles O’Brien Critical literature on Renoir provides a rich insight into the director’s use of sound and in particular the aesthetic and technical possibilities and challenges of directsound shooting. Standard accounts are sometimes misleading, however, as when what had been ordinary French filmmaking is taken for an innovation unique to Renoir.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 33 votes