Monday, December 26, 2011

ENG 282: 1950s

1950:


The Baron of Arizona (USA: Samuel Fuller, 1950: 97 mins)

Anthony, West, David Blakeslee and Robert Nishimura. "The First Films of Samuel Fuller." The Eclipse Viewer #4 (October 24, 2012)

The Furies (USA: Anthony Mann, 1950: 109 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

Gun Crazy (USA: Joseph H. Lewis. 1950: 86 mins)

Muller, Eddie. "Gun Crazy." The Cinephiliacs #73 (January 21, 2016)

In a Lonely Place (USA: Nicholas Ray, 1950: 94 mins)

Bramble, Serena. "The Heart is a “Lonely” Hunter: On Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Smith, Imogen Sara. "In a Lonely Place." The Cinephiliacs #28 (November 17, 2013) ["While it can be fun to talk to critics who spend their time keeping up with contemporary cinema, Peter is glad to bring on Imogen Sara Smith, who has always dived into cinema's past worlds. The author of Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy and In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City talks about her initial love of film via the Great Stoneface, her desire to write long in order to thoroughly engage with a topic, and her love of Pre-Code's subversive pleasures. The two also dive deeply into the many ends and odds of the strange cycle of film noir, engaging with questions of genre, psychology, and some underrated hits, before ending with one of noir's canonical masterpieces: Nicholas Ray's In A Lonely Place, a film so brutal in its depiction of love by being at first so intoxicating."]

The Kid (Hong Kong: Fung Fung, 1950: 80 mins)

Lee, Kevin B. "Bruce Lee, Before and After the Dragon." Keyframe (July 18, 2013) ["From orphan child star to kung fu clones: on the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, a look at the bizarre bookends of his legendary career."]

La Ronde (France: Max Ophüls, 1950: 97 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Camera Movement as Metaphor: La Ronde." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 255-260. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Night and the City (UK/USA: Jules Dassein, 1950: 96 mins)

Eves, Dave and Aaron West. "Night and the City, Jules Dassein, 1950." Short Cuts (November 10, 2015)

Rio Grande (USA: John Ford, 1950: 105 mins)

Freedman, Carl. "Post-Hetrosexuality: John Wayne and the Construction of American Masculinity." Film International 5.1 (2007) [Professor has a copy]

Stromboli (Italy/USA: Roberto Rossellini, 1950: 81 mins)

Gerke, Greg. "Three Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Edition of Stromboli, Europe ’51 and Journey to Italy." Senses of Cinema #69 (December 2013)

Winchester 73 (USA: Anthony Mann, 1950: 92 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

1951:

Ace in the Hole (USA: Billy Wilder, 1951: 111 mins)

Eggert, Brian. "Ace in the Hole (1951)." Deep Focus Review (July 17, 2007)

Lee, Spike. "On Ace in the Hole." The Current (May 7, 2014)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (UK: Albert Lewin, 1951: 122 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #2: The Anima." Acidemic (January 29, 2012)

A Streetcar Named Desire (USA: Elia Kazan, 1951: 122 mins)

Bell, James and Foster Hirsch. "Birth of the Method: The Revolution in American Acting." Sight and Sound (October 31, 2014)

1952:

Devil's Doorway (USA: Anthony Mann, 1952: 84 mins)

Handzo, Stephen. "Going Through the Devil’s Doorway: The Early Westerns Of Anthony Mann." Bright Lights Film Journal #4 (Summer 1976)

Europe '51 (Italy: Roberto Rossellini, 1952: 113 mins)

Gerke, Greg. "Three Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Edition of Stromboli, Europe ’51 and Journey to Italy." Senses of Cinema #69 (December 2013)

High Noon (USA: Fred Zinneman, 1952: 85 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

The Life of Oharu (Japan: Kenji Mizoguchi, 1952: 148 mins)

Fromme, Jonathan. "Melodrama, Tears, and Life of Oharu." 16:9 (April 2004)

The Steel Helmet (USA: Samuel Fuller, 1951: 85 mins)

Anthony, West, David Blakeslee and Robert Nishimura. "The First Films of Samuel Fuller." The Eclipse Viewer #4 (October 24, 2012)

The White Sheik (Italy: Federico Fellini, 1952: 86 mins)

Knapp, Chris. "Growing Up Together: Love Through the Eyes of Fellini." The Paris Review (March 11, 2014)

Rosenbaum, Jonathan. "The White Sheik." The Current (April 28, 2003)

1953:

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (USA: Roy Rowland, 1953: 89 mins)

Smalley, G. "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)." 366 Weird Movies (January 29, 2014)

Stoehr, Andreas. "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T The Cinnephiliacs #20 (June 16, 2013)

Fear and Desire (USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1953: 62 mins)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." The Film Stage (February 11, 2015)

The Hitch-Hiker (USA: Ida Lupino, 1953: 71 mins)

Greven, David. "Ida Lupino’s American Psycho: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)." Bright Lights After Dark (February 27, 2014)

Ogundare, Tope. "Male Love Through Female Eyes - Five films about men, each directed by a woman. What do we learn?" Keyframe (March 24, 2016)

Mr. Hulot's Holiday (France: Jacques Tati, 1953: 83 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

The Robe (USA: Henry Koster, 1953: 135 mins)

Walter, Brian. "Love In The Time of Calvary: Romance and Family Values in Crucifixion Films." Cineaction #88 (2012)

Shane (USA: George Stevens, 1953: 118 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.

1954:

Journey to Italy (Italy/France: Roberto Rossellini, 1954: 97 mins)

Allen, Julien. "Modern Romance: A fresh look at Roberto Rossellini's newly restored masterpiece Journey to Italy." Moving Image Source (June 21, 2013)

Gerke, Greg. "Three Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman: The Criterion Edition of Stromboli, Europe ’51 and Journey to Italy." Senses of Cinema #69 (December 2013)

La Strada (Italy: Federico Fellini, 1954: 108 mins)

Knapp, Chris. "Growing Up Together: Love Through the Eyes of Fellini." The Paris Review (March 11, 2014)

Rear Window (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1954: 112 mins)

Ebert, Roger. Rear Window. Chicago Sun-Times (February 20, 2000)

Robinson Crusoe (Mexico: Luis Buñuel, 1954: 90 mins)

Axemaker, Sean. "The Wilderness Years: Buñuel in the Fifties." Keyframe (January 7, 2014)

Salt of the Earth (USA: Herbert J. Biberman, 1954: 94 mins)

"Salt of the Earth libcom (March 28, 2014) ["This drama film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centres on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc," and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico." The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police react during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film."]

1955:

Death of a Cyclist (Spain/Italy: Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955: 88 mins)

Melville, David. "Bonfire of the Painted Dolls – Bardem and Death of a Cyclist." Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Diabolique (France: Henri Georges-Clouzot, 1955: 116 mins)

Derham, Rufus, Ryan Gallagher and James McCormick. "Henri Georges-Clouzot's Diabolique." Criterion Cast (June 6, 2012)

Dreams (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1955: 87 mins)

Heller-Nicholas, Alexandra. "Dreams and Visions: Ingmar Bergman’s Kvinnodröm (Dreams) (1955)." Bright Lights Film Journal (February 3, 2015)

East of Eden (USA: Elia Kazan, 1955: 115 mins)

Merrick, Amy. "Living In: East of Eden." Design Sponge (July 12, 2011)

Wakefield, Thirza. "James Dean, teenager: In the early rock ‘n’ roll era, James Dean’s bright flash of three films before his tragic death spoke to an adolescent audience like never before." BFI (February 2, 2015)

I Live in Fear (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1955: 103 mins)

Hedges, Inez. "Amnesiac memory: Hiroshima/Nagasaki in Japanese film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Killer's Kiss (USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1955: 67 mins)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." The Film Stage (February 11, 2015)

Kiss Me Deadly (USA: Robert Aldrich, 1955: 106 mins)

Anderson, Jeffrey M. Kiss Me Deadly Guru (June 20, 2011)

Kutner, C. Jerry. "X Me Deadly: A Visual Essay." Bright Lights After Dark (November 21, 2011)

Lady and the Tramp (USA: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton Luske, 1955: 76 mins)

Dowd, James J. "Understanding Social Mobility Through the Movies." Cinematic Sociology: Social Life in Film. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2013: 60-69. [In BCTC Library PN1995.9 S6 C543 2013]

The Night of the Hunter (USA: Charles Laughton, 1955: 93 mins)

Williams, Evan Calder. "Sunset with Chainsaw: A New Way of Reading Horror Film Politically." Film Quarterly 64.4 (Summer 2011): 28-33. [I have a copy for students]

Ordet (Denmark: Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955: 126 mins)

Hughes, Darren. "#3: Ordet." Arts and Faith Top 100 Films (2011)

Rebel Without a Cause (USA: Nicholas Ray, 1955: 111 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Widescreen Filmmaking: Rebel Without a Cause." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 249-254. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Slocum, J. David. Rebel Without a Cause Senses of Cinema #59 (2011)

Wakefield, Thirza. "James Dean, teenager: In the early rock ‘n’ roll era, James Dean’s bright flash of three films before his tragic death spoke to an adolescent audience like never before." BFI (February 2, 2015)


1956:

A Man Escaped (France: Robert Bresson, 1956: 99 mins)

"A Man Escaped." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

McQuain, Christopher. "A Man Escaped: The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)." DVD Talk (March 26, 2013)

Tupitsyn, Masha. "On Robert Bresson." Necessary Fiction (January 8, 2014)

Baby Doll (USA: Elia Cazan, 1956: 114 mins)

Kuerstein, Erich. "All Tomorrow's Playground Narratives: Stanley Kubrick's Lolita." Bright Lights Film Journal #65 (August 2009)

---. "Quilty Makes This World: 12 Tricksters (CinemArchetype #1)." Acidemic (January 23, 2012)

Death in the Garden (France/Mexico: Luis Buñuel, 1956: 104 mins)

Axemaker, Sean. "The Wilderness Years: Buñuel in the Fifties." Keyframe (January 7, 2014)

Forbidden Planet (USA: Fred M. Wilcox, 1956: 98 mins)

"Week 1: Forbidden Planet." Future Screen (August 7, 2013)

Giant (USA: George Stevens, 1956: 201 mins)

Galán, Hector. "Children of Giant." On Film (April 25, 2015)


Wakefield, Thirza. "James Dean, teenager: In the early rock ‘n’ roll era, James Dean’s bright flash of three films before his tragic death spoke to an adolescent audience like never before." BFI (February 2, 2015)

The Killing (USA: Stanley Kubrick, 1956: 85 mins)

Beyl, Cameron. "The Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick, Pts. 1-5." The Film Stage (February 11, 2015)

Lust for Life (USA: Vincent Minnelli, 1956: 122 mins)


The Ten Commandments (USA: Cecil B. DeMille, 1956: 220 mins)

Walter, Brian. "Love In The Time of Calvary: Romance and Family Values in Crucifixion Films." Cineaction #88 (2012)

Written on the Wind (USA: Douglas Sirk, 1956: 99 mins)

Kuersten Erich. "CinemArchetype #6: The Intimidating Nymph." Acidemic (March 2, 2012)


1957:

12 Angry Men (USA: Sydney Lumet, 1957: 96 mins)

"12 Silent Men." Film Scalpel (November 17, 2015)

Fox, Neil and Dario Linares. "12 Angry Men." The Cinematologist (September 26, 2015)

A Face in the Crowd (USA: Elia Kazan, 1957: 126 mins)

"A Face in the Crowd." On the Media (May 4, 2016)

A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era (Japan: Yûzô Kawashima, 1957: 110 mins)

Saunders, D.J.M. "No Gloomy Ones: Double Suicide?" Bright Lights Film Journal #81 (July 2013)

The Cranes are Flying (Soviet Union: Mikhail Kalatozov, 1957: 97 mins)

Wexler, Haskell. "One Scene: The Cranes Are Flying." Current (August 22, 2011)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (USA: Jack Arnold, 1957: 81 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #4: The Hanged Man." Acidemic  (February 12, 2012)

Kanal (Poland: Andrzej Wajda, 1957: 91 mins)

Tafoya, Scout. "The Post-Punk Cinema Manifesto." Keyframe (September 10, 2015)

The Nights of Cabiria (Italy/France: Federico Fellini, 1957: 110 mins)

Knapp, Chris. "Growing Up Together: Love Through the Eyes of Fellini." The Paris Review (March 11, 2014)





Throne of Blood (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1957: 110 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

1958:

Cairo Station (Egypt: Youssef Chahine, 1958: 77 mins)

Abrams, Simon. "Egypt’s Historical Tumult: Cairo Station." Keyframe (February 15, 2011)

Gordon, Joel. "Broken Heart of the City: Youssef Chahine’s Bab al-Hadid (Cairo Station)." Journal for Cultural Research 16.2/3 (April-July, 2012)

Kaufman, Anthony. "Another Stop at Cairo Station: Youssef Chahine’s scathing look at societal breakdown in Egypt feels more prescient than ever." Keyframe (April 7, 2014)

The Hidden Fortress (Japan: Akira Kurosawa, 1958: 139 mins)

Hogg, Trevor. "Epic Dreamer: An Akira Kurosawa Profile." Flickering Myth (March 24, 2010)

Russell, Catherine. "The Hidden Fortress: Three Good Men and a Princess." The Current (March 18, 2014)

The Lovers (France: Louis Malle, 1958: 90 mins)

Vincendeau, Ginette. "The Lovers: Succès de scandale." The Current (May 12, 2008)

The Magician (Sweden: Ingmar Bergman, 1958: 100 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "Quilty Makes This World: 12 Tricksters (CinemArchetype #1)." Acidemic (January 23, 2012)

Man of the West (USA: Anthony Mann, 1958: 100 mins)

Wood, Robin. "Man(n) of the West(ern)." Cineaction #90 (2013) [Professor has a copy of the magazine]

Mon Oncle (France/Italy: Jacques Tati, 1958: 117 mins)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

Touch of Evil (USA: Orson Welles, 1958: 95 mins)

Chapman, Mark. "Clashing Harmonics: The Characteristics of Sound in Orson Welles' Touch of Evil." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #7: The Shadow." Acidemic (March 8, 2012)


1959:

400 Blows (France: Francois Truffaut, 1959: 99 mins)

Sandhu, Sukhdev. "Film as an act of love." The New Statesman (April 2, 2009) ["Fifty years ago, François Truffaut’s 400 Blows heralded a revolution in cinema."]

Strucci, Shannon. "On How to be a Cinephile." Press Play (February 28, 2015)

Anatomy of a Murder (USA: Otto Preminger, 1959: 160 mins)

Collier, Stuart, et al. "The Unedited Commentary Track: Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger; 1959)." Illusion Travels by Streetcar #90 (January 31, 2016)

The Bridge (West Germany: Bernhard Wicki, 1959: 103 mins)

Brockmann, Stephen. "Die Brücke (1959): Film and War." A Critical History of German Film Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010: 302-313. [Professor has copy of the book]

Day of the Outlaw (USA: Andre De Toth, 1959: 92 mins)

"Day of the Outlaw." Masters of Cinema Cast #51 (April 11, 2016)

Floating Weeds (Japan: Yasujirô Ozu, 1959: 119 mins) 

Blakeslee, David, et al. "Floating Weeds." Masters of Cinema (June 20, 2013)

Gidget (USA: Paul Wendkos, 1959: 95 mins)

Engle, John. "August and Everything After: A Half-Century of Surfing in Cinema." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Letter Never Sent (Soviet Union: Mikhail Kalatozov, 1959: 96 mins)

Anthony, West, et al. "Mikhail Kalatozov's Letter Never Sent." CriterionCast (July 3, 2012) ["The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent. This absorbing tale of exploration and survival concerns the four members of a geological expedition, who are stranded in the bleak and unforgiving Siberian wilderness while on a mission to find diamonds. Luxuriating in wide-angle beauty and featuring one daring shot after another (the brilliant cinematography is by Kalatozov’s frequent collaborator Sergei Urusevsky), Letter Never Sent is a fascinating piece of cinematic history and a universal adventure of the highest order."]

North by Northwest (USA: Alfred Hitchcock, 1959: 136 mins)

Daseler, Graham. "Depth Takes a Holiday: Good Bad Movies." Bright Lights Film Journal #80 (May 2013)

Sevilla, Susanna. "Things Are Not What They Seem." (Posted on Vimeo: February 2015) ["A video essay on title sequences from Hitchcock and Fincher films. An exploration of motion graphic design from analog to digital."]

Rio Bravo (USA: Howard Hawks, 1959: 141 mins)

McGee, Patrick. From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.[Professor has copy]

Suddenly Last Summer (USA: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1959: 114 mins)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #5: The Human Sacrifice." Acidemic (February 28, 2012)


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