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This text represents the progress made in exploring the history of British cinema, providing an account of a dynamic and growing area in film studies. This second edition covers topics such as British silent cinema in the 1920s and spectacle and the "Boy's Own" tradition in British cinema.

About the Author

Robert Murphy teaches film studies and scriptwriting at De Montfort University. He is the author of Realism and Tinsel (Routledge, 1989), Sixties British Cinema (BFI, 1992), Smash and Grab (Faber & Faber, 1993, and the editor of the first edition of The British Cinema Book (BFI, 1997).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements--Notes on Contributors--Introduction--Part One: Early British Cinema: Assessments--1 Before Blackmail: Silent British Cinema Charles Barr--2. British Silent Cinema in the 1920s- a reassessment Jon Burrows--3. British Film and the National Interest, 1927-1939 Sarah Street--4. A British Studio System: The Associated British Picture Corporation--and the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation in the 1930s Tom Ryall--Part Two: Early British Cinema: Genres and Traditions--5. A Despicable Tradition: Quota Quickies in the 1930s Lawrence Napper--6 Low-Budget British Films in the 1930s Linda Wood--7. The British Documentary Film Movement Ian Aitken--Part Three: British Cinema from the Second World War to the 60s: Assessments--8 The Heart of Britain Robert Murphy--9. A Song and Dance at the Local: Some Thoughts on Ealing Tim Pulleine--10. Methodism versus the Market-place: The Rank Organisation and British Cinema Vincent Porter--11 Male Stars, Masculinity and British Cinema: 1945-1960 Andrew Spice--12 Powell and Pressberger Andrew Moor--Part Four: British Cinema from the Second World War to the 60s: Genres and Traditions--13 Melodrama and Femininity in World War Two British Cinema Marcia Landy--14. Bonnie Prince Charlie Revisited: British Costume Film in the 1950s Sue Harper--15 Some Lines of Inquiry into Post War British Crimes Raymond Durgnant--16 Looking back at the British New Wave Peter Hutchings--Part Five: What is British Cinema?: Identities & Contexts--17. British Film Censorship Jeffrey Richards--18. Exhibition and the Cinema-Going Experience Allen Eyles--19. Exiles in British Cinema Kevin Gough-Yates--20. British Cinema and Black Representation Jim Pines--21. Celtic Traditions in British Cinema Martin McLoone--22. Questions of Heritage in British Cinema Sheldon Hall--23. The British Cinema: The Known Cinema Alan Lovell--24. British Cinema as National Cinema: Production, Audience and Representation John Hill--Part Six: What is British Cinema? From Popular Cinema to the Avant-Grade--25. Action, spectacle and the Boy's Own tradition in British cinema James Chapman--26. Traditions of the British Horror Film Ian Conrich--27. Traditions of British Comedy Richard Dacre--28. Lindsay Anderson and the Development of British Art Cinema Erik Hedling--29. Paradise Lost and Found: The Course of British Realism Geoff Brown--30. Avant Garde Trajectories in Modern British Cinema Michael O'Pray--31 The Cinema of Excess of the 1970s Pamela Church-Gibson Andrew Hill--Part Seven: Contemporary British Cinema--32. They think it's all over: British cinema's US surrender. Nick James--33 Nineties Cinema: Revived Traditions Brian McFarlane--34 The Revival of the British Gangster Film Steve Chibnall--35. Urban fairy tales in the late 90s Robert Murphy--36. Conclusion Robert Murphy

Product Details

Murphy, Robert
British Film Institute
Murphy, Robert
Murphy, Robert
Film - Reference
Film - History & Criticism
Motion pictures
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Film & Video - Reference
General Performing Arts
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Second Edition
BFI Film Classics (Paperback)
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Professional and scholarly
9.25 x 6.13 in

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