From Script to Scream
- Caligari’s Children by S.S. Prawer
Oxford, 307 pp, £8.95, March 1980, ISBN 0 01 921758 7
- The Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Coppola, Scorsese, Altman by Robert Phillip Kolker
Oxford, 395 pp, £8.50, April 1980, ISBN 0 19 502588 1
S. S. Prawer is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature at Oxford. Robert Phillip Kolker is Associate Professor of Film Studies (in the Department of Communication Arts and Theatre) at the University of Maryland, College Park. But don’t let the insignia fool you. Both gentlemen, I suspect, are movie fans at heart. Their books are certainly most alive and energetic when analysing specific pictures, virtually frame by frame.