British Cinema in the 1980s: Issues and Themes / Edition 1

British Cinema in the 1980s: Issues and Themes / Edition 1

by John Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198742568

ISBN-13: 9780198742562

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In recent years the role and identity of British cinema has undergone numerous changes and this book traces the ways in which British society, the British film industry, and British films have interacted in the 1980s. Hill traces the response of British filmmaking to the increasing domination of Hollywood, examines the kinds of images British cinema has produced in

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In recent years the role and identity of British cinema has undergone numerous changes and this book traces the ways in which British society, the British film industry, and British films have interacted in the 1980s. Hill traces the response of British filmmaking to the increasing domination of Hollywood, examines the kinds of images British cinema has produced in this period and how they relate to the shifting sense of "British" identity, and looks closely at a number of films and genres to provide a definitive study of this important period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198742562
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: CONTEXTS
1. The British Cinema and Thatcherism
2. Film Policy and Industrial Change
3. Film and Television: A New Relationship
PART TWO: REPRESENTATIONS OF THE PAST
4. The Heritage Film: Issues and Debates
5. Films and Empire
6. Remembering the 1950s: Dance With a Stranger
PART THREE: CONTEMPORARY REPRESENTATIONS
7. The 'State of the Nation' Film
8. Class, Gender, and Working-Class Realism
9. Class Politics and Gender: High Hopes and Riff-Raff
10. 'Race' and Cultural Hybridity
11. 'Race' and the Politics of Form
Conclusion: A National Cinema?
Select Bibliography
Index

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