Autobiography of the Cuban film critic G. Cabrera Infante, written by himself and translated from the Spanish by Kenneth Hall. Most commonly recognised under his pseudonym G. Cain, Infante worked during the 1950s and 1960s on criticism of post-world war European and American cinema. This biography is made up by Cabrera Infante's selection of a series of his own reviews from this period in a retrospective look at post-war cinema. Some of his chosen articles include reviews of Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Mr Arkadin, La Strada, Rio Bravo and Vertigo and the way in which they informed the culture and filmmaking of the time as well as debates about silent cinema and Soviet Cinema, for example a long article on 'Potemkin versus Chapayev.'

Item number 27718
Category Book
Type Biography
Dimensions Standard
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people G. Cabrera Infante (Author)
Kenneth Hall (Translator)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection