British Cinema, Past and Present by Justine Ashby
British Cinema: The past and present respond to the commercial and decisive success of the British film in the 1990s. By providing a historical perspective of contemporary British cinema, these…
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British Cinema: The past and present respond to the commercial and decisive success of the British film in the 1990sBy providing a historical perspective of contemporary British cinema, these unique anthologies combine leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production from the sound period from the 1930s to the present. Contributors include: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * Distribution and reception of British films in the United States and Europe * Main types and movements and British film courses in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * Questions authoring and agency, with case studies of individual studios * From World War II propaganda films to the New Wave and Swinging London movies of the 1960s * Representing marginalized communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * The evolution of social realism from Saturday night, Sunday morning to zero by mouth * Changing the approach to Earl Nada and the problems of Faye lms such as The Long Friday and Alan Clarke Elephant * Contemporary art and 'quality' cinema, from the traditional drama to the works of Peter Greenway, Derek Garman, Terence Davis and Patrick Keller.
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