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Paperback | June 30, 2010

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Melvyn Stokes's study of the 1946 classic Gilda describes the film's production and reception history, as well as addressing Rita Hayworth's complex star persona and ethnicity identity; Gilda's status as a 'noir' film; and what the film had to say about relations between men and women in a world transformed by war.
MELVYN STOKES teaches film history and American history at University College London. He has written and edited twelve books, including D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation': A History of 'the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time' (2007). He is currently President of SERCIA, the European film organisation.
Title:GildaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.48 × 5.31 × 0.39 inPublished:June 30, 2010Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844572846

ISBN - 13:9781844572847


Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1 Background.- 2 The Making of Gilda.- 3 Rita Hayworth as Gilda.- 4 Gilda the Film.- 5 Interpreting Gilda.- 6 Gilda and its Contexts.- Notes.- Credits.- Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time:
"Written with precision, Stokes illuminates both the film's racism and the aesthetic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking. By placing the film into an historic, political, and cultural framework, this tome should attarct film scholars, historians, and cinema enthusiasts."--The Courier