The contributors address:
* British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema
* the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe
* key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s
* questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors
* trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties
* the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty
* the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth
* changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant
* contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 30 mm
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