British Cinema and the Second World War

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826451385
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Whistling in the Dark: British Cinema in the Early Years of the War 9
2 The World Turned Upside Down: War Comedy 33
3 Myths and Fictions: Film and Propaganda 54
4 The Secret War: Films of Resistance and Subversion 81
5 Visions of Britain: Cinema, War and Realism 124
6 Passion and Loss: The Role of Women in Wartime Cinema 152
7 Tigers in the Smoke: Dark Legacies of the War 179
8 Reliving Past Glories: The Heyday of the British War Film 204
9 Fallout: The Enduring Fascination of the Second World War 239
Filmography 269
Bibliography 313
Index of Film Titles 323
Index of Names 331
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