Joseph Losey (British Film Makers)
Colin GardnerISBN: 0719067839;
Book Description The career of Wisconsin-born Joseph Losey spanned over four decades and several countries. A self-proclaimed Marxist and veteran of the 1930s Soviet agit-prop theater, he collaborated with Bertholt Brecht before directing noir B-pictures in Hollywood. A victim of McCarthyism, he later crossed the Atlantic to direct a series of seminal British films such as Time Without Pity , Eve , The Servant , and The Go-Between , which mark him as one of the cinema's greatest baroque stylists. His British films reflect on exile and the outsider's view of a class-bound society in crisis through a style rooted in the European art house tradition of Resnais and Godard. Gardner employs recent methodologies from cultural studiesand poststructural theory, exploring and clarifying the films' uneasy tension between class and gender, and their explorations of fractured temporality.
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