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Citizen Kane (BFI Film Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Citizen Kane's unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest films in all cinema is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? As Laura Mulvey shows in a fresh and original reading, the richness of the film, both thematically and stylistically, is inexhaustible. In a lucid and perceptive critique she investigates the psychoanalytic structure that underlines the film's presentation of Kane's biography, for once taking seriously what Orson Welles himself disparagingly referred to as "dollar-book Freud." She also illuminates the film's historical context, revealing it to be a prescient commentary on the isolationist politics of prewar America. 

About the Author

Laura Mulvey is Postgraduate Programme Coordinator at the BFI. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures and Fetishism and Curiosity (BFI, 1996) and has directed films in collaboration with Peter Wollen.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851703398
Other:
Mulvey, Laura
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Author:
Mulvey, Laura
Location:
London :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Citizen Kane
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
GTR-293
Publication Date:
19921227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
87
Dimensions:
6.83 x 5.37 x 0.355 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Specific Film
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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