A Mirror for England: British Movies from Austerity to Affluence - BFI Silver (Paperback)Raymond Durgnat (author)
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Durgnat used Mirror to assert the validity of British cinema against its dismissal by the critics of Cahiers du cinema and Sight and Sound. His analysis takes in classics such as In Which We Serve (1942), A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and The Blue Lamp (1949), alongside 'B' films and popular genres such as Hammer horror. Durgnat makes a cogent and compelling case for the success of British films in reflecting British predicaments, moods and myths, at the same time as providing some disturbing new insights into a national character by whose enigmas and contradictions we continue to be perplexed and fascinated.
Publisher: British Film Institute
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 34 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2011
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