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The British Cinema Book
     

The British Cinema Book

by Robert Murphy
 

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Essays range from silent cinema to the future of British films in the 90s; the documentary movement to quota quickies; the flamboyant melodramas of the '40s to the portrayal of women in the '60s; the role of European exiles to the cozy pleasures of Ealing. The British Cinema Book, provides a comprehensive and definitive account of the history and characteristics of

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Essays range from silent cinema to the future of British films in the 90s; the documentary movement to quota quickies; the flamboyant melodramas of the '40s to the portrayal of women in the '60s; the role of European exiles to the cozy pleasures of Ealing. The British Cinema Book, provides a comprehensive and definitive account of the history and characteristics of British cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851708515
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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'The third edition of this excellent, illustrated collection of essays on British cinema provides an overview of the key issues, debates and history. First published in 1997, it has been expanded to include case studies of individual films, and several new essays on subjects such as the representation of women in 1950s cinema and the birth of British Asian cinema in the 90s. Its range is impressive.' - Peter Smith, The Guardian

'...a delightful gateway into the rich world of British cinema.' - Simon Brown, Viewfinder

Meet the Author

ROBERT MURPHY is Professor in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK and has written and edited a number of books on British Cinema, including British Cinema and the Second World War (2000) and Directors in British and Irish Cinema: A Reference Companion (2006).

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