9781844570669

British Cinema: A Critical History

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    9781844570669

  • ISBN10:

    1844570665

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-29
  • Publisher: British Film Inst

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Summary

"Although new writing and research on British cinema has burgeoned over the last fifteen years, there has been a continued lack of single-authored books providing a coherent overview to this fascinating and elusive national cinema. Amy Sargeant's history of British cinema aims to fill this gap. With its decade-by-decade analysis, British cinema is brought alive for a new generation of students and the general reader alike." "Sargeant challenges Rachel Low's premise 'that few of the films made in England during the twenties were any good' by covering subjects as diverse as the art of intertitling, the narrative complexities of Shooting Stars and Brunel's burlesques. Sargeant goes onto examine among other things, the differing acting styles of Dietrich and Donat in the seminal Knight Without Armour to early promotional campaigns in the 1930s, whereas subjects ranging from product endorsement by stars to the character of the suburban wife are covered in the 1940s. The 1950s includes topics such as the effect of post-war government intervention, to Free Cinema and Lindsay Anderson's 'infuriating lapses of rigour', together with a much-needed overview of Michael Balcon's contribution to British cinema. For Sargeant, the 1960s provides an overview of the tentative relationship between film and advertising and the rise of young Turks such as Tony Richardson, Ken Loach, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Amy Sargeant is Lecturer in the History of Film and Visual Media at the University of London. She is coeditor of British Historical Cinema: History, Heritage and the Costume Film (2002).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction vii
Turn of the Century and Tens
1(28)
Teens
29(28)
First World War
57(26)
1920s
83(30)
1930s
113(32)
Second World War
145(30)
1940s
175(28)
1950s
203(30)
1960s
233(32)
1970s
265(30)
1980s
295(30)
1990s and the New Millennium
325(32)
Conclusion 357(2)
Select Bibliography 359(8)
Index 367

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