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English filming, English writing

Author: Jefferson Hunter
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines English films and television dramas as they relate to English culture in the 20th century. This book traces themes such as the influence of US crime drama on English film, and film  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunter, Jefferson, 1947-
English filming, English writing.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)762434484
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jefferson Hunter
ISBN: 9780253354433 0253354439 9780253221773 0253221773
OCLC Number: 319492195
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2010.
Description: xii, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: By way of Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears --
Wartime pageantry. The archers on pilgrimage ; Screen processions and village pageants ; The documentary pageant: Jennings's Listen to Britain --
American gangsters, English crime films, and Dennis Potter. George Orwell versus James Hadley Chase ; Contending with America ; In search of an English crime film ; The singing detective as Summa criminologica --
Two texts to screen. How to adapt Dickens, and how not to do it ; Ishiguro and Merchant-Ivory, Upstairs and downstairs --
The strange potencies of music. Rawsthorne and Rachmaninoff ; Rolling out the barrel, looking up and laughing ; Distant voices, lip-synched lives --
Conclusion: By way of Tony Harrison and Alan Bennett.
Other Titles: English filming, writing
Responsibility: Jefferson Hunter.

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