Gilda (BFI Film Classics)

Gilda (BFI Film Classics)

By: Melvyn Stokes (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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.


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844572847
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781844572847
  • ISBN10: 1844572846

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