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Personal Views: Explorations in Film

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A reissue of a significant and hard-to-find text in film studies with a new introduction and three additional essays included.

Robin Wood, the renowned scholarly critic and writer on film, has prepared a new introduction and added three essays to his classic text Personal Views. This important book contains essays on a wide range of films and filmmakers and considers questi

Paperback, 423 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Wayne State University Press
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Nick Jones
This book had a massive impact on me when I first read it when I was 20. I had been a bit of a fanatical film watcher in my teens, watching old Hollywood films on TV, foreign language films wherever I could find them and, as they started to appear on TV or when I was old enough to see them at the cinema, the New Hollywood films of the 1970s. I suppose my response was largely intuitive: I was easily influenced by established views: if a film was a ‘classic’ I presumed it must be good; I presumed ...more
Haha - that photo of Robin with this site has to be at least 30 years old. Robin was my friend (see: Hitchcock's Films Revisited). These are his most personal AND meticulous analyses of films. As always, if you haven't seen the films, watch them first. BUT the introduction is by far the most personal opus to film criticism I've ever seen.
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