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John Mills and British cinema

Author: Gill Plain
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book asks how was it possible for an actor to embody national identity and, by exploring the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, the book offers a new perspective  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Mills; John Mills
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gill Plain
ISBN: 0748621075 9780748621071 0748621083 9780748621088
OCLC Number: 69732100
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1.Introduction: Acting English; PART I; 2.A British Cagney? Cinema and self-definition in the 1930s; 3.Mills at War, 1940-1945 - The nation incarnate?; PART II; 4.A Cautionary Note: Great expeditions and the post-war world; PART III; 5.Dead Men, Angry Men and Drunks: Post-traumatic stress and the 1950s; 6.The Spectre of Impotence: Fathers, lovers and defeated authority; 7.Playing the Fool: Comedy and the end of everyman; Filmography; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Gill Plain.
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