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British historical cinema : the history, heritage, and costume film

Author: Claire Monk; Amy Sargeant
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: British popular cinema.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the ways in which British films represent the past, the contributors to this study ask whose history is being represented. With reference to various films they examine issues of authenticity, nationalism, race, class, colonialism & gender.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Monk; Amy Sargeant
ISBN: 0415238099 9780415238090 0415238102 9780415238106
OCLC Number: 47756160
Description: xiii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the past in British cinema / Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant --
Do we need another hero? : Ecce homo and Nelson (1919) / Amy Sargeant --
Death or glory? : the Great War in British film / Alan Burton --
Secrets and lies : black histories and British historical films / Stephen Bourne --
"If the world does not please you, you can change it" : The history of Mr Polly (1949) and The card (1952) / Tim O'Sullivan --
Cinema, monarchy and the making of heritage : A queen is crowned (1953) / James Chapman --
Camping on the borders : history, identity, and Britishness in the Carry on costume parodies, 1963-74 / Nicholas J. Cull --
Monkey feathers : defending Zulu (1964) / Sheldon Hall --
Ireland, the past, and British cinema : Ryan's daughter (1970) / Fidelma Farley --
Imperial migrations : reading the Raj cinema of the 1980s / T. Muraleedharan --
Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989) : genre and interpretation / James Quinn and Jane Kingsley-Smith --
The British heritage-film debate revisited / Claire Monk --
The content and the form : invoking "pastness" in three recent retro films / Amy Sargeant --
Taking liberties with the monarch : the royal bio-pic in the 1990s / Kara McKechnie.
Series Title: British popular cinema.
Responsibility: edited by Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant.
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