The Dilys Powell Film Reader

The Dilys Powell Film Reader

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Dilys Powell is the doyenne of British film critics. Reviewing for the Sunday Times, and more recently Punch, she has built up a reputation for perceptive assessment. Divided into thematic sections, this selection from over fifty years of criticism reveals her views on such topics as British cinema, the French, film stars, genres, adaptations, and censorship. In addition to critiques of such key films as Citizen Kane and Rashomon, there are entertaining pieces on biblical epics, biopics, and the musical, and sections on films she loathed and those she tried hard to like.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 467 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 14mm | 100g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • indices
  • 0192830821
  • 9780192830821

Table of contents

British cinema 1939-1967; nine particular directors; trying to like...; the French; criticism - a certain tone of voice; acting and starring; genre - the western, musicals, bibles, swords and sandals, the biopic, the horror movie; faithful to the book...faithful to the facts; "cornerstones"; the darker side; offscreen.show more