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By Richard Schickel

ISBN-10: 1612301908

ISBN-13: 9781612301907

Time magazine's mythical, award-winning movie critic Richard Schickel sat down on a variety of events with frighteningly proficient motion picture director Alfred Hitchcock. Spoiler alert: He realized what made the fellow at the back of The Birds fly. right here, during this short-form e-book, is Hitchcock's tale.

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Up until 1914, the films screened during talks were mostly movies shot by the big production companies. The movies, leading up to propaganda lectures also and primarily served to instruct workers in a follow-up to what the ‘People’s Universities’ were doing. ) Despite the paucity of films at the time and the meagerness of our means, we managed, through these screenings, to offer ‘silent’ movies about geography, natural history, health, sport, morality, adding our own commentary. Among the leading moral films we had one two-parter made by Pathé Frères in 1910, Les victimes de l’alcool.

In his book Résister (1930) he explained his first encounter with cinema as a propaganda medium. ) It was during a teetotalism talk at the Bourse du Travail in the Rue du Château d’eau in Paris. The matter under discussion was not very engaging. The speaker had managed to put two thirds of the audience to sleep. But all of a sudden the sound of a crank handle woke up the assemblage. The screen was lit up and began to stir. Eyes opened. The film literally grabbed the audience. ’ Convinced of the advantages offered by cinema, he travelled around with a projector and some reels, regaling the audience with strong images backing up his speeches.

Elsewhere, it was a state agency that took over ownership of the means of production and took charge of the industry: this might mean a town council, a board, a home rule government, a ministry, etc. This arrangement was dubbed nationalisation and in certain circumstances it accepted private ownership of small and medium forms (albeit monitored by a workers’ audit committee), thereby coming close to a socialist model of policy control. This was the option preferred by the socialists and Basque nationalists in Vizcaya and which the communists and socialists enforced in Asturias and, from 1937 on, in Madrid.

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