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Joseph Losey : British Film-Makers - Colin Gardner

Joseph Losey

British Film-Makers

By: Colin Gardner, Brian McFarlane (Editor), Neil Sinyard (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 2004
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The career of Wisconsin-born Joseph Losey spanned over four decades and several countries. A self-proclaimed Marxist and veteran of the 1930s Soviet agit-prop theater, he collaborated with Bertholt Brecht before directing noir B-pictures in Hollywood. A victim of McCarthyism, he later crossed the Atlantic to direct a series of seminal British films such as "Time Without Pity," "Eve," "The Servant," and "The Go-Between," which mark him as one of the cinema's greatest baroque stylists. His British films reflect on exile and the outsider's view of a class-bound society in crisis through a style rooted in the European art house tradition of Resnais and Godard. Gardner employs recent methodologies from cultural studies and poststructural theory, exploring and clarifying the films' uneasy tension between class and gender, and their explorations of fractured temporality.

List of Plates
Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Joseph Losey and the Crisis of Historical Rupture
Losey in Exile: The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
A Man on the Beach (1955) and The Intimate Stranger (1956)
A Question of Background: Class and the Politics of Impulse in Time Without Pity (1957)
The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1957)
Blind Date (1959) and The Criminal (1960)
Dystopic Malevolence and the Politics of Collusion: Evan Jones The Damned (1961)
Eve (1962)
King and Country (1964) and Modesty Blaise (1966)
Harold Pinter's Time-Image: The Servant (1963)
Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1970)
Three Allegorical Fables: Boom! (1968)
Secret Ceremony (1968) and Figures in a Landscape (1970)
Bertholt Brecht and Galileo (1974)
Gender Matters: A Doll's House (1973)
The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) and Steaming (1985)
A Second Exile: Losey in Europe
Conclusion
Filmography
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780719067839
ISBN-10: 0719067839
Series: British Film-Makers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41