Icons in the Fire: The Decline and Fall of Almost Everybody in the British Film Industry 1984-2000

Icons in the Fire: The Decline and Fall of Almost Everybody in the British Film Industry 1984-2000

by Alexander Walker
     
 


Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Full Monty, Bridget Jones’ Diary—all these box-office hits were made in Britain, and yet none were financed by British money. In this final volume of his trilogy, Alexander Walker gives us the inside story of the British film industry from 1984 to 2000. He tackles questions like why a nation that…  See more details below

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Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Full Monty, Bridget Jones’ Diary—all these box-office hits were made in Britain, and yet none were financed by British money. In this final volume of his trilogy, Alexander Walker gives us the inside story of the British film industry from 1984 to 2000. He tackles questions like why a nation that produces actors of the caliber of Kenneth Branagh, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Emma Thompson, as well as directors like Anthony Minghella, Sam Mendes, and Stephen Frears, cannot sustain a native film industry.

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For four decades, Alexander Walker was Britain’s leading film critic and historian, named Critic of the Year three times in the British Press Awards. In this classic trilogy, he gives us an eloquent, witty, thoroughly uncompromising history of the modern British film industry.

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ISBN-13:
9780752864846
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.19(d)

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