The Rough Guide to Film 1 (Rough Guide Reference) by Jessica Winter, Rough Guides

By Jessica Winter, Rough Guides

The tough advisor to movie is a daring new consultant to cinema. prepared by means of director, it covers the head moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of each period, style and quarter, as well as plenty of lesser-known names. With every one movie positioned within the context of its director’s occupation, the advisor stories hundreds of thousands of the best videos ever made, with lists highlighting the place to begin, prepared via style and by way of sector. You’ll locate profiles of over 8 hundred administrators, from Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to modern favourites like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese and cult names resembling David Lynch and Richard Linklater. The advisor is full of nice cinema from around the world, together with French New Wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the simplest of East Asia, from Akira Kurosawa to Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo. With overviews of all significant activities and genres, characteristic bins on partnerships among administrators and key actors, and cinematographers and composers, this is often your crucial advisor to a global of cinema.

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Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan cin Robert Yeoman m Mark Mothersbaugh Anderson got financing for his first movie after he and Owen Wilson cobbled together a short featuring a couple of the eventual film’s key scenes as a taster, but despite charmed reviews Bottle Rocket disappeared without a trace at the box office. This was a shame, since this effervescent story of a group of slackers (including Owen Wilson and his brother Luke) who lamely hold up a bookstore and then hide out at a desert hotel hangs together just as well as Anderson’s subsequent features.

12 Live Flesh (Carne trémula) 1997, 103 min cast Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, José Sancho, Angela Molina, Liberto Rabal cin Affonso Beato m Alberto Iglesias A rare novel adaptation (the original book was by Ruth Rendell), but one deeply transmogrified by its Madrid setting. Featuring nearly all heterosexual characters, this is in every sense Almodóvar’s straightest movie. Passionate Victor (Liberto Rabal) unjustly serves time in prison for shooting a cop, David (Javier Bardem), who later becomes a paraplegic sports star.

There are bravura shots of the Cinecittà-built set, and memorable moments from supports including Willem Dafoe, Cate Blanchett and a scene-stealing Bud Cort, but very little structure to hold the whole together. Roy Andersson Sweden, 1943– W hen Roy Andersson’s Songs From The Second Floor made a big splash at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000, many assumed it was his first film, THE ROUGH GUIDE TO FILM Songs From The Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) 2000, 98 min cast Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Hanna Eriksson, Peter Roth, Klas Gösta Ollson, Lucio Vucino cin István Borbás, Jesper Klevenås m Benny Andersson A loose collection of sketches from the apocalypse in which spectral figures break into song on the subway, the dead come back to life and a magician accidentally saws into the body of a hapless volunteer.

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