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Thomas C. Renzi: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir, Unexpected Connections

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas C. Renzi: Screwball Comedy and Film Noir, Unexpected Connections (McFarland, 2012) – MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here The coupling of film noir and comedy might seem ludicrous to some of our readers. However, this year's Noir City film festival in San Francisco - with screenings of Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours (1948) ...

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David T. Johnson: Richard Linklater (Contemporary Film Directors)

BOOK REVIEW: Richard Linklater (David T. Johnson, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - The Contemporary Film Directors series, published by the University of Illinois Press, regularly provides concise book-length studies of the most notable contemporary film directors. Since 2003, the year the series was launched, there have been individual volumes on Abbas Kiarostami, Claire Denis, Edward Yang, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader ...

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San Francisco Noir: Interview with Nathaniel Rich

TÉMA - FILM A MĚSTO: Interview with Nathaniel Rich - JANA BÉBAROVÁ -  Nathaniel Rich (1980) is an American novelist and essayist. He is the author of guidebook San Francisco Noir and novel Mayor's Tongue. At present he lives in New Orleans. More information about him can be found on his website. Czech-language version of the interview can be found here. / Česká verze rozhovoru je k dispozici zde. One can as ...

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Dan Callahan: Barbara Stanwyck – The Miracle Woman

BOOK REVIEW: Dan Callahan: Barbara Stanwyck - The Miracle Woman (University Press of Mississippi, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here There's no doubt that Barbara Stanwyck counted among the most famous and talented actresses of classical Hollywood cinema - along with Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn and Irene Dunne. It is surprising and bew ...

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Cinematic London

TÉMA – FILM A MĚSTO: Interview with Charlotte Brunsdon – MILAN HAIN - Czech version of the interview is available here / česká verze rozhovoru je dostupná zde Charlotte Brunsdon is author of London in Cinema (London : BFI, 2007) and editor, with Jon Burrows, of a special issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television (6.2, 2009) on ‘Screen Londons’. Her most recent book is a study of G. F. Newman’s 1 ...

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Film Noir and the American City: Interview with Nicholas Christopher

TÉMA – FILM A MĚSTO: Interview with Nicholas Christopher – MILAN HAIN - Nicholas Christopher (1951) is an American novelist, poet and author of Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir & the American City (1998; expanded edition 2007). More information about him can be found on his website. Czech-language version of the interview can be found here. / Česká verze rozhovoru je k dispozici zde. What do you think ...

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William Luhr: Film Noir

BOOK REVIEW: William Luhr - Film Noir (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) - MILAN HAIN - Česká verze recenze je dostupná zde / Czech version of the review is available here Recently published book by William Luhr is part of Wiley-Blackwell's New Approaches to Film Genre series which strives to provide fresh and insightful overviews of established film genres (so far, there have been individual books on the western, hor ...

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„Frič knows how to do the pictures; the art lies on me.”

DIRECTOR MARTIN FRIČ – Film collaboration between Martin Frič and Oldřich Nový – VĚRA ADINA ŠEFRANÁ - translated by MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ and PAVLA STEJSKALOVÁ - When once Martin Frič was brought to our theatre by Eduard Bass to see the comedy “Další” (The Next One) (...) I had no idea I’ll make so many movies with this director in the future... Oldřich Nový ((Suchý Ondřej: Zavřete oči, přichází… Leccos kolem Ol ...

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We are all ‚Čermáks‘

DIRECTOR MARTIN FRIČ: The Trap (1950) – JAROSLAV STUCHLÝ – translated by MARIE MEIXNEROVÁ -  In 1950, Martin Frič (1902–1968) made three new additions to his large filmography. Successful  pre-war and protectorate director, creating in many genres, did sell himself to Bolshevik propaganda: May Events is shock-worker comedy starring Jaroslav Marvan, Steel Town is propagandistic nonsense about steelworkers st ...

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Barbora Hlavsová

DIRECTOR MARTIN FRIČ: Barbora Hlavsová (1942) – BARBORA SLEZÁKOVÁ - translated by MAGDA HRABÁLKOVÁ – Barbora Hlavsová is Frič’s fiftieth sound film. It is based on Jaroslav Havlíček’s film story Glass Hill. The author sent it to a film studio and thus entered the competition for the best story. Karel Steklý adapted it into a script. At first, let us have a brief look at film plot: Vojtěch Hlavsa, head of a ...

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