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From Pinewood to Hollywood : British filmmakers in American cinema, 1910-1969

Author: Ian Scott
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title is about the emigration, careers and socio-cultural influence of British filmmakers moving to Hollywood in the studio era. It deals with some of the unknown and neglected emigres, as well as the leading lights who founded, initiated and ensured that American film became the leading national cinema of the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Scott
ISBN: 9780230229235 0230229239
OCLC Number: 642509933
Description: ix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the British connection : themes and theory --
Early invaders : the first British wave --
Sound and vision : British filmmakers and the politics of pre-War Hollywood --
Movies for the masses : the British in World War II --
Post-War directions : Ealing escapism and the menace of McCarthy --
Atlantic crossing.
Responsibility: Ian Scott.

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