British Cinema: From Heritage to Horror

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This volume offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of British film culture from 1997 to the present. Using a wide range of films from the Blair era and beyond as case studies—from from Notting Hill (1999) and Billy Elliot (2000) to 28 Days Later (2002) and The Queen (2006)—it examines the ways in which recent British filmmaking might be regarded as distinctive, relevant and successful.

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Overview

This volume offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of British film culture from 1997 to the present. Using a wide range of films from the Blair era and beyond as case studies—from from Notting Hill (1999) and Billy Elliot (2000) to 28 Days Later (2002) and The Queen (2006)—it examines the ways in which recent British filmmaking might be regarded as distinctive, relevant and successful.

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Editorial Reviews

Time Out London

An informative, discursive and wide-ranging survey of home-produced cinema of the Blair and Brown eras.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905674718
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Short Cuts Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Leggott is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at Northumbria University. He has published on various aspects of British film and television culture, and is a contributor to The Trouble With Men: Masculinities in European and Hollywood Cinema (2004).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Definitions and approaches 5

2 Industry and culture 15

3 Genre and British cinema 53

4 Representing contemporary Britain 83

Conclusion 111

Notes 115

Filmography 117

Bibliography 132

Index 143

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