Chris Marker: Memories of the Future

Chris Marker: Memories of the Future

The mysterious filmmaker Chris Marker directed perhaps the classic underground short film, La Jetée, back in 1962, and went on to direct a string of obscure, experimental films – but almost nothing is known of the director’s life. Hharlan D. Whatley reviews a new biography

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Kinofiles series

Kinofiles series

You might think you know a little about Russian cinema, but if the rather obscure names in IB Tauris’ new Kinofiles series are anything to go by, it might be time to think again. Antonio Pasolini reviews biographies of Mikhalov and Muratova

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So You Wanna Be a Director?

So You Wanna Be a Director?

You might not recognise the name of Ken Annakin, but you will almost certainly have watched at least one of his films – remember The Swiss Family Robinson, The Longest Day, or The Battle of the Bulge? Simon Jones reviews a new biography about a British director of the old school

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César (BFI Classics)

César (BFI Classics)

Though best known for the Manon des Sources films (which he made in the 1980s), Marcel Pagnol’s film career stretches right back to the beginning of the medium. Ben McCann reviews a new book about one of his earliest films, César

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The Story Of Film

The Story Of Film

Mark Cousins’ Scene By Scene programmes explored filmmakers’ work by showing them clips from their movies. His new book uses a similar approach but uses a much broader canvas – the history of film itself. Review by Deryck Swan

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The Trouble with Men

There are enough books about feminist issues in film to fill several libraries, but until now there have been relatively few that focus on the representation of masculinity in cinema. Beth Gilligan thinks the topic’s too large for one book to cope with

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