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The screenwriter in British cinema

Author: Jill Nelmes
Publisher: London, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2014.
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Jill Nelmes' original study of the role of the screenwriter in British cinema, from the 1930s to the present, draws on screenplays and other material held in the Special Collections of the BFI  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Nelmes
ISBN: 1844573656 9781844573653 1844573664 9781844573660
OCLC Number: 856738708
Description: 300 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Satire, socialism and suspense / Jeffrey Dell --
Artist, writer, collaborator / Emeric Pressburger --
The studio with the team spirit / Ealing --
A lifetime of collaborating with Sydney / Muriel Box --
Collaboration, control and the social issue film / Janet Green --
Writing a screenplay in two weeks! / Mark Grantham --
Carry on from institution to innuendo / Norman Hudis and Talbot Rothwell --
Communicator and craftsman / Robert Bolt --
Putting the right people together / David Puttnam --
In the pursuit of truth and honesty : from Z cars to The reckoning / John McGrath --
Class, politics and collaborating with Ken Loach / Paul Laverty.
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