100 Road Movies (BFI Screen Guides)

100 Road Movies (BFI Screen Guides)

By: Jason Wood (author)Paperback

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From the earliest days of American cinema, the road movie has been synonymous with American culture. But the road movie is not uniquely American, and other national cinemas have offered their own take, adapting it to reflect their own sensibilities and geographies. Whatever its nationality, the road movie has presented a means by which to challenge and confront convention, remaining an ever-changing, fascinating metaphor for life. Beginning with an expansive essay tracing their historical development, "100 Road Movies" is an entertaining but comprehensive guide to one of the most enduring and popular movie sub-genres. Film entries include "The Grapes of Wrath", "Easy Rider", "Two-Lane Blacktop", "Stranger Than Paradise", and "The Motorcycle Diaries".

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About Author

Jason Wood is a Writer/Film Programmer/Filmmaker and author of 100 American Independent Films (bfi 2004)


Familia Rodante - Argentina; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Australia; Mad Max - Australia; Motorcycle Diaries - Brazil; Candy Mountain - Canada; A Story of Women - China; Leningrad Cowboys Go America - Finland; Weekend - France; Red Lights - France; Gallivant - UK; Radio On - UK; Alice in the Cities - Germany; Kings of the Road - Germany; Landscape in the Mist - Greece; Cold Fever - Iceland; La Strada - Italy; Dear Diary - Italy; Kikujiro - Japan; Y tu mama tambien - Mexico; Two Lane Blacktop - US; The Brown Bunny - US; Easy Rides - US; Detour - US; Stranger Than Paradise - US; Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! - US; Simple Men - US; Sideways - US; Vanishing Point - US; Thelma and Louise - US; The Wizard of Oz - US; Le Grand Voyage - Morocco; The Searchers - US.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781844571604
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 286
  • ID: 9781844571604
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 1844571602

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