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British national cinema

Author: Sarah Street
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Series: National cinemas series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The eclectic nature of British cinema is confirmed by an examination of genres from the Ealing comedies to heritage films. Viewed against the social, financial and political background, this is an indespensible evaluation of British cinema.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Street, Sarah.
British national cinema.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1997
(DLC) 96034314
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Street
ISBN: 9780203414880 0203414888 0415067367 9780415067362 9780415067355 0415067359 6610322848 9786610322848
OCLC Number: 229925290
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction: British national cinema; Chapter 1 The fiscal politics of film; THE EVOLUTION OF AN INDUSTRY; HOLLYWOOD'S EXPANSION AND QUOTA PROTECTIONISM; THE 1930S: CONSOLIDATION AND EXPANSION; THE QUOTA, FILM FINANCE AND HOLLYWOOD; THE SECOND WORLD WAR; THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT AND FILM; BOGART OR BACON?; FILM FINANCE; EXHIBITION AND THE SHRINKING AUDIENCE; DISTRIBUTION AND FILM FINANCE; TELEVISION AND VIDEO; CONCLUSION: FROM HENRY VIII TO FOUR WEDDINGS; Chapter 2 Studios, directors and genres.
Series Title: National cinemas series.
Responsibility: Sarah Street.

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Traces the development of the British film industry, from the Lumiere brothers' first screening in London in 1896, through to the dominance of Hollywood and the severe financial crises which affected  Read more...

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