9783822832486-3822832480-Movies of the 50s

Movies of the 50s

ISBN-13: 9783822832486
ISBN-10: 3822832480
Edition: First
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: TASCHEN
Format: Paperback 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783822832486
ISBN-10: 3822832480
Edition: First
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: TASCHEN
Format: Paperback 576 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Movies of the 50s comprising 576 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3822832480 and 9783822832486. Since then Movies of the 50s textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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At a time when people were terrified of UFOs and Communism, the movie industry was busy producing movies that ranged from film noir to suspense to grandiose musicals; apparently the paranoid public in the 1950s wanted family entertainment and dark, brooding pictures in equal doses. The result is a decade's worth of truly monumental cinema, from Hitchcock masterpieces (Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window) to comedy classics (Tati's Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot) to groundbreaking nouvelle vague films (Godard's Breathless, Truffaut's The Four Hundred Blows) and profound, innovative dramas such as Antonioni's L?Avventura, Fellini's La Strada, John Huston's Misfits, and Kubrick's Paths of Glory. Though censorship kept sex safely off-screen, sexy stars such as James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Marilyn Monroe provided plenty of heat in Rebel Without a Cause, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes respectively. A survey of the most important films of the 1950s

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