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The History of British Film (Volume 2)

Author: Rachael Low
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Low, Rachael.
History of British Film (Volume 2).
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Low
ISBN: 9781136205781 1136205780
OCLC Number: 864414371
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; TitlePage; CopyrightPage; Original TitlePage; Original CopyrightPage; Table of Contents; Part One:The Industry; Introduction to Part One; I. The Industry and the Public; (1) Showmanship; (2) The Audience; (3) The Market; Appendices; A. Analysis of Picture Theatre Accommodation in the Six Largest Towns in 1914; B. Frequency of Picture Theatres in Large Towns in 1914; C. Frequency of Picture Theatres in County Towns in 1914; D. Analysis of the Market; E. Foreign Film-makers with Offices or Agents in G.B. in 1910; II. Rationalization of the Industry; (1) Official Regulation. (2) Self-OrganizationAppendix; III. Production; (1) Introductory; (2) Production Companies; (3) Production in General; Appendix; Part Two:The Films; Introduction to Part Two; Appendix; Classification of the Content of Films in 1910 and 1913; IV. Factual Films; Appendix; A National Film Museum; V. Humorous Films; VI. Dramatic Films; (1) Adaptations; (2) Original Screenplays; VII. Analysis of Three Films; VIII. Aesthetic Development; Appendix; Sound Accompaniment; Bibliography; British Films of the Period; General Index.

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This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.

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