The Unusual Suspects


ISBN: 9781925005509
Author: Antony Ginnane
Publication Date: 2/11/2015
Edition: First
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 232pp.
Availability: Available


A masterclass in film history and theory, The Unusual Suspects is an analysis of the seminal works of cinema’s greatest artists written by one of Australia’s most prolific—and controversial—producers, Antony I. Ginnane.

Both provocative in choice and inspiring in analysis, the 104 films selected by Ginnane cover 75 years of cinema history and tracks, through the decades, the development of film grammar, style and genre, as well as technological developments.

Ginnane believes an awareness, and knowledge of these films, may alleviate much of the need for a conventional film school-based curriculum for emergent producers, directors and writers. As David Stratton says in his foreword to the book: ‘… you can learn more about making movies by experiencing the great movies of the past than by any other method.’

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