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B films as a record of British working-class preoccupations in the 1950s : the historical importance of a genre that has disappeared

Author: Paul Quinn, Dr.
Publisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first extensive study of the British B film in the post-war period. The B film was, in the 1950s and 1960s, part of the staple fare of a cinema-going public although, even in their heyday, these films were undervalued even by the people who made them. Once the full supporting programme disappeared from local cinema screens these films also apparently disappeared from the consciousness of all but a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Quinn, Dr.
ISBN: 9780773447882 0773447881
OCLC Number: 271648009
Description: iv, 245 pages, 10 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Paul Quinn ; with a foreword by Andrew Higson.

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"This book is the first extensive study of the British B film in the post-war period. The B film was, in the 1950s and 1960s, part of the staple fare of a cinema-going public although, even in their heyday, these films were undervalued even by the people who made them. Once the full supporting programme disappeared from local cinema screens these films also apparently disappeared from the consciousness of all but a very few. This book contains ten black and white photographs."--Jacket.

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