British National Cinema / Edition 1

British National Cinema / Edition 1

by Sarah Street
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415067367

ISBN-13: 9780415067362

Pub. Date: 03/24/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British film while incorporating the author' fresh

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The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British film while incorporating the author' fresh perspective and research. Street divides the study of British cinema into four sections: the relation between the film industry and government; specific film genres; movie stars; and experimental cinema. In addition, this beautifully illustrated volume includes over thirty stills from every sphere of British cinema. British National Cinema will be of great interest to film students and theorists as well as the general reader interested in the fascinating scope of British film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415067362
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/24/1997
Series:
National Cinemas Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The Fiscal Politics of Film4
2Studios, Directors and Genres28
3Genres from Austerity to Affluence61
4Genres in Transition, 1970s-1990s92
5Acting and Stars114
6Borderlines I: Modernism and British Cinema147
7Borderlines II: Counter-Cinema and Independence169
Conclusion197
Notes201
Bibliography210
Subject index217
Name index219
Index of films and television programmes227

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