Study by Robert B. Ray of four films from Hollywood's classic era - Grand Hotel, The Philadelphia Story, The Maltese Falcon and Meet Me in St Louis - which examines in fine detail various aspects of their cinematography, production techniques, stage sets, narrative structure and cultural reference. Rather than aiming at academic analysis, the book explores how scenes in each film convey more than they depict, seeking to appreciate the "hidden things" that make these films appealing.

Item number 34866
Category Book
Type Criticism/History
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Robert B. Ray (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection