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British Cinema in the Fifties: Gender, Genre and the 'New Look' (Communication & Society)

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In the fifties, British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies, creating stars such as Dirk Bogarde and Kay Kendall, and introducing the stereotypes of the war hero. Through a series of case studies on films as diverse as "It Always Rains on" "Sunday," "Genevieve" and "The Wrong Arm of the Law," Geraghty explores some of the key debates on British cinema and film theory.

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Geraughty (media and communications, Goldsmiths College, U. of London, England) explores a select few of the movies produced in this period—including It Always Rains on Sunday, Genevieve, Simba, and The Wrong Arm of the Law—as a vehicle to apply a feminist view to the history of the period, with chapters on the experience of picturegoing, modernity, the theme of rebellion, comedies that satirized bureaucracy, the British and Europe, liberal politics, the family, images of femininity, and images of masculinity in British war films.
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In the 1950s, British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies. This text explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, and examines the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.

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In the fifties British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies, creating stars such as Dirk Bogarde and Kay Kendall, and introducing the stereotypes of war hero, boffin and comic bureaucrat which still help to define images of British national identity. In British Cinema in the Fifties, Christine Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they approached contemporary social issues such as national identity, the end of empire, new gender roles and the care of children.

Through a series of case studies on films as diverse as It Always Rains on Sunday and Genevieve, Simba and The Wrong Arm of the Law, Geraghty explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, contesting current emphases on contradiction, subversion and excess and exploring the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415171588
Author:
Geraghty, Christine
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Geraghty Christ
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Communication & Society (Paperback)
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.21x6.17x.49 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the 1950s, British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies. This text explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, and examines the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.
"Synopsis" by , In the fifties British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies, creating stars such as Dirk Bogarde and Kay Kendall, and introducing the stereotypes of war hero, boffin and comic bureaucrat which still help to define images of British national identity. In British Cinema in the Fifties, Christine Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they approached contemporary social issues such as national identity, the end of empire, new gender roles and the care of children.

Through a series of case studies on films as diverse as It Always Rains on Sunday and Genevieve, Simba and The Wrong Arm of the Law, Geraghty explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, contesting current emphases on contradiction, subversion and excess and exploring the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.

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