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Distorted images : British national identity and film in the 1920s

Author: Kenton Bamford
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1999.
Series: Cinema and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the 1920s, the slogan 'British is Best' was a regular rallying call to British film producers and audiences. Distorted Images illuminates this period, when British film-makers first had the opportunity to secure an audience for their films but failed. Using contemporary sources, it tells the story of British cinema in the 1920s, showing how the British film industry invoked patriotism, xenophobia, government  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bamford, Kenton.
Distorted images.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1999
(OCoLC)607171197
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenton Bamford
ISBN: 1860863582 9781860863585 1860643582 9781860643583
OCLC Number: 40996404
Description: 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. British and Best? 1. Branding British Films: 'Quite English, you know'. 2. Roles for Women: 'Ladies . .. right through'. 3. Roles for Men: 'Gentlemen ... right through'. 4. The Audience Votes: 'Far from the Promised Land of Public Esteem' --
pt. II. Screening Britain. 5. Responses to the Slump: Reclaiming the Stolen Soul of England. 6. Government Intervention: Legislating the Intangible. 7. The Betty Balfour Connection: 'Ain't we sisters'. 8. George Pearson: Hollywood Dreams, Twickenham Nightmares.
Series Title: Cinema and society.
Responsibility: Kenton Bamford.

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An exploration of the cultural construction of 'Britishness' by the film industry in the 1920s. Bamford investigates the image of nation and of British men and women that films projected, the class  Read more...

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