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British crime film : subverting the social order

Author: Barry Forshaw
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [UK] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fictionPresenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our changing attitudes towards class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Focusing on these key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Forshaw
ISBN: 9780230303706 0230303706 9781137005038 1137005033
OCLC Number: 810122402
Description: v, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A social history of the crime film --
The age of austerity: post-war crime films --
Class and crime: social divisions --
Between Left and Right: politics and individuals --
Heritage Britain --
Shame of a nation: juvenile delinquents and exploitation --
The new violence: the loss of innocence --
Scourging the unacceptable: censorship battles --
Metropolitan murder: London --
The regions --
Breaking taboos: sex and the crime film --
Corporate crime: curtains for the maverick --
Mockney menace: the new wave --
The age of acquisition: new crime --
21st century hybrids --
Appendix 1. The directors: makers of key crime films --
Appendix 2. TV crime --
Appendix 3. Crime and espionage --
Appendix 4. Films, TV and books --
Index.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Responsibility: Barry Forshaw.
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