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Picture perfect : landscape, place and travel in British cinema before 1930

Author: Laraine Porter; Bryony Dixon
Publisher: Exeter, UK : Exeter Press, 2007.
Series: New research in British film and television studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The British cinema has drawn extensively on the national landscapes. This title covers topics such as: the 'violent realism' of Edwardian cinema; urban and rural landscapes in film publicity; pictorialism in Hepworth's features and 'actualities'; encounters between urban and rural in British film; the popular genre of the racing drama; and more.
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Picture perfect.
Exeter, UK : Exeter Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608490316
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laraine Porter; Bryony Dixon
ISBN: 9781905816002 1905816006 9781905816019 1905816014
OCLC Number: 136905139
Description: xi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Alan Burton and Laraine Porter --
Location, location, location: the Sixth British Silent Cinema weekend / Bryony Dixon --
On location in Edwardian Britain: urban and rural violence / Tony Fletcher --
The marketing of landscapes in silent British cinema / Paul Moody --
Narrative and pictorialism in post-pioneer Hepworth films / Simon Brown --
Pastoral transformations in 1920s British cinema / Christine Gledhill --
'The plucky girl' and the 'pigeon to pluck': characters, locations and entertainment forms in Rogues of London / Judith Cowan --
Trainers and temptresses: the British racing drama / Judith McLaren --
The first cameraman in Iceland: travel film and travel literature / Ivo Blom --
The Anglo-Boer War in north London: a micro-study / Ian Christie --
'Everyone's doing the Riviera' because 'It's so much nicer in Nice' / Amy Sargeant --
The city of the future / Patrick Keiller --
Cooperation and the contestation of public space / Alan Burton --
Billy Merson's monologue: blighted my life / Michael Eaton.
Series Title: New research in British film and television studies.
Responsibility: edited by Laraine Porter and Bryony Dixon.

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The fifth in a series of volumes from the annual British Silent Cinema Festival held in Nottingham (and the first to be published by Exeter), this collective study offers an original treatment of the  Read more...

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