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Bringing to mind rockers and royals, Buckingham Palace and the Scottish Highlands, Britain holds a special interest for international audiences who have flocked in recent years to quality exports like Fish Tank, Trainspotting, and The Kingandrsquo;s Speech. A series of essays and articles exploring the definitive films of Great Britain, this addition to Intellectandrsquo;s Directory of World Cinema series turns the focus on England together with Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
With a focus on the most cerebral and critically important films to have come out of Britain, this volume explores the diversity of genres found throughout British film, highlighting important regional variations that reflect the distinctive cultures of the countries involved. Within these genres, Emma Bell and Neil Mitchell have curated a rich collection of films for reviewandmdash;from Hitchcockandrsquo;s spy thriller The 39 Steps to Emeric Pressburgerandrsquo;s art classic The Red Shoes to the gritty but heartfelt This is England. Interspersed throughout the book are critical essays by leading experts in the field providing insight into shifting notions of Britishness, important industry developments, and the endurance of the British film industry. For those up on their Brit film facts and seeking to test their expertise, the book concludes with a series of trivia questions.
A user-friendly look at the cultural and artistic significance of British cinema from the silent era to the present, Directory of World Cinema: Britain will be an essential companion to the countryandrsquo;s bright and resurgent film industry.

About the Author

Emma Bell is a senior lecturer in film and screen studies in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom. Neil Mitchell is a freelance writer and critic whose writings have appeared in, among other publications, Big Picture, Rogue Cinema, and Electric Sheep. He is also the editor of World Film Locations: London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Film of the Year: The Kingand#8217;s Speech

Award of the Year: Harry Potter

The Pioneers

British Silent Cinema

Industrial Spotlight

and#160;and#160;and#160; British Film Studios

and#160;and#160;and#160; Women in British Cinema

Cultural Crossover

and#160;and#160;and#160; Multiculturalism in British Cinema

On Location

and#160;and#160;and#160; Brighton and Hove

Directors

and#160;and#160;and#160; David Lean

and#160;and#160;and#160; Powell and Pressburger

and#160;and#160;and#160; Shane Meadows

Melodrama

Crime

Comedy

Heritage

Horror

Sci-Fi

Social Realism

Film Culture Focus

and#160;and#160;and#160; British Arthouse Cinemas

Arthouse

Documentary

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Recommended Reading

British Cinema Online

Test Your Knowledge

Notes on Contributors

Filmography

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841505572
Author:
Bell, Emma
Publisher:
Intellect Ltd
Author:
Mitchell, Neil
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
IB - Directory of World Cinema
Publication Date:
20121215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color plates
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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