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British national cinema

Author: Sarah Street
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: National cinemas series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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With films as diverse as Bhaji on the Beach, The Dam Busters, Trainspotting, The Draughtsman's Contract, Prick Up Your Ears, Ratcatcher and This Is England, British cinema has produced wide-ranging notions of British culture, identity and nationhood. British National Cinema is a comprehensive introduction to the British film industry within an economic, political and social context. Illustrated with over 30 stills  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Street, Sarah.
British national cinema.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008010267
(OCoLC)213375801
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Street
ISBN: 9780203868997 0203868994
OCLC Number: 456104294
Description: 1 online resource (x, 282 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction: British national cinema; Chapter 1 The fiscal politics of film; Chapter 2 Studios, directors and genres; Chapter 3 Genres from austerity to affluence; Chapter 4 Genres in transition: 1970s to 1990s; Chapter 5 Contemporary British cinema; Chapter 6 Acting and stars; Chapter 7 Borderlines I: modernism and British cinema; Chapter 8 Borderlines II: counter-cinema and independence; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Subject index; Name index; Index of films and television programmes.
Series Title: National cinemas series.
Responsibility: Sarah Street.
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Offers a comprehensive introduction to the British film industry within an economic, political and social context. Using the notions of 'official' and 'unofficial' cinema, the author demonstrates how  Read more...

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