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Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about cinema, among them Films and Feelings, A Mirror for England, Sexual Alienation in the Cinema, The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir, and WR: Mysteries of the Organism in the BFI Film Classics series. Educated at the University of Cambridge and the Slade School of Art, he went on to hold teaching positions at St Martins School of Art, the Royal College of Art, and the University of East London, as well as visiting professorships at Columbia University, the University of California, and Dartmouth College.
 

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A Long Hard Look at 'Psycho'

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In his introduction to the new edition, Henry K. Miller presents A Long Hard Look at Psycho as the culmination of Durgnat's decades-long campaign to correct...
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WR: Mysteries of the Organism

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The starting point for Dusan Makavejev's film 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' is Wilhelm Reich, the Marxist psychoanalyst who preached sexual enlightenment as...
Raymond Durgnat

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