Film and the End of Empire

Film and the End of Empire

by Lee Grieveson
     
 

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In these two volumes of original essays, scholars from around the world address the history of British colonial cinema stretching from the emergence of cinema at the height of imperalism, to moments of decolonization andthe ending of formal imperialism in the post-Second World War.

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In these two volumes of original essays, scholars from around the world address the history of British colonial cinema stretching from the emergence of cinema at the height of imperalism, to moments of decolonization andthe ending of formal imperialism in the post-Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844574230
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Cultural Histories of Cinema Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

LEE GRIEVESONis Reader in Film Studies and Director of the Graduate Programme in Film Studies at University College London. He is the author of Policing Cinema: Movies and Censorship in Early Twentieth Century America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), and co-editor, most recently, of Inventing Film Studies (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008), with Haidee Wasson. Grieveson is the co-director, with Colin MacCabe, of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Colonial Cinema: Moving Images of the British Empire

COLIN MACCABEis Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh where he has taught since 1985. He also holds a Chair in English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests include modernism in both literature and film, the history of Modern and Early Modern English and theories of language. His many publications include James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word (2nd Ed. London: Palgrave, 2002); Godard: A Portrait of the Artists at 70 (New York: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 2008) and T.S. Eliot (Plymouth: British Council, 2005). He worked for the British Film Institute from 1985-1998 (first as Head of Production and then as Head of Research). He has produced or executive produced over 10 feature films and over 30 hours of documentaries on the history of the cinema.

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