The Servant (BFI Film Classics)

The Servant (BFI Film Classics)

By: Amy Sargeant (author)Paperback

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Amy Sargeant's illuminating study of Joseph Losey's The Servant (1963) provides a detailed discussion of the film's production and reception history, as well as a textual analysis that focuses on Harold Pinter's adaptation of Maugham's novella; the film's use of architecture and interior design to establish character and relationships.

About Author

AMY SARGEANT Reader in Film at the University of Warwick, UK. Her publications include British Cinema: a critical history, BFI, 2005; British Historical Cinema: History, Heritage and the Costume Film (co-edited with Claire Monk), Routledge, 2001; Adventures in Motion Pictures: the story so far, in A. Auletina (ed.), Novelisations from Film, Udine: Forum, 2006, and British National Cinema, in J. Nelmes (ed.), An Introduction to Film Studies, Routledge, 2003.


Plot Synopsis.- Introduction.- Losey and Pinter.- The House.- : An Unlocked Door.- : The Drawing Room (and Dining Room).- : Interlude: the Restaurant.- : The Kitchen.- : Weekends with the Mounsets.- : The Master Bedroom - a door unbolted.- : Stairs and Landings.- The Film in another 'House'.- Conclusion: pushing on an open door?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844573820
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781844573820
  • ISBN10: 1844573826

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