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'...hard to match for context [and] background.' - Total Film

About the Author

James Naremore is the author of a number of books, including Acting in the Cinema (California, 1988), The Films of Vincente Minnelli, More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts, and On Kubrick. Emeritus Chancellors’ Professor at Indiana University, he lives in Bloomington, IN.


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Product Details

  • Series: BFI Film Classics
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: British Film Institute (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844572889
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844572885
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.4 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sean J. Giorgianni on August 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Reading James Naremore is a bit like eating a pizza delivered the day after you ordered it - you know it's supposed to be tasty, but somehow it isn't very satisfying.

Read this book for the history of Burt Lancaster, Clifford Odetts, and Tony Curtis. That, and maybe you'll look more interesting at your local Starbuck's.

On the plus side, it's a well-made book, with heavy stock and lots of interesting photos.
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