The cinema 1952 (1952)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK The main feature in this new volume of The Cinema 1952 is a series of extracts from the screen- plays of six very varied British films, introduced by the film-makers themselves. The death last year of Robert Flaherty, whose brilliant contri- bution to The Cinema 1950 is still being quoted, is followed in this issue by the exciting adventure story which an Eskimo called Comock told Fla- herty during his travels in the North, and which Flaherty himself recorded for the B.B.G. Other contributions include some pages from Eisen- stein's Diary Notes on Potemkin ; a detailed study by Karel Reisz of how the film-makers have handled four important novels which were turned into films; some observations on television by a documentary film-maker, Michael Clarke; and a debate-on-paper about film criticism between Roger Manvell, Gavin Lambert and Jack Bed- dington. A selected list of the year's feature films is included in this volume, together with sixty- four pages of illustrations. Reviewing The Cinema 1951 the Newcastle Jour- nal said: All cinema-goers should read this book. ... And with all the information in this book, from story and script- conferences to location and studio shooting, it should help towards a better critical and analytical approach to picture-going.