British Historical Cinema

British Historical Cinema

by Claire Monk, Amy Sargeant



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415238106
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: British Popular Cinema Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Claire Monk is Lecturer in Media Studies at DeMontfort University. Amy Sargeant is Lecturer in History of Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the past in British cinema: Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant
2. Do we need another hero? Ecce Homo and Nelson (1919): Amy Sargeant
3. Death or glory? The Great War in British Film: Alan Burton
4. Secrets and lies: black histories and British historical films: Stephen Bourne
5. "If the world does not please you, you can change it": The History of Mr Polly (1949) and The Card (1952): Tim O'Sullivan
6. Cinema, monarchy and the making of heritage: A Queen is Crowned (1953): James Chapman
7. Camping on the borders: history, identity and Britishness in the Carry On costume parodies, 1963-74: Nicholas J. Cull
8. Monkey feathers: defending Zulu (1964): Sheldon Hall
9. Ireland, the past and British cinema: Ryan's Daughter (1970): Fidelma Farley
10. Imperial migrations: reading the Raj cinema of the 1980s: T. Muraleedharan
11. Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989): genre and interpretation: James Quinn and JaneKingsley-Smith
12. The British heritage-film debate revisited: Claire Monk
13. The content and the form: invoking "pastness" in three recent retro films: Amy Sargeant
14. Taking liberties with the monarch: the royal bio-pic in the 1990s: Kara McKechnie

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