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Anthony Asquith : British Film Makers

Author: Tom Ryall
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. Ryall sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, examining the artistic and cultural influences which shaped his films. Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but his career faltered during the 1930s. However, the success of Pygmalion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anthologies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Ryall
ISBN: 9780719064524 071906452X
OCLC Number: 963787392
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: Series editors' foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The formative years; 3. The 1930s; 4. Wartime British cinema; 5. Post-war films 1 - genre and British cinema; 6. Post-war films 2 - adaptation and the theatre; 7. The 'International' film; 8. Asquith and the British cinema; Filmography; Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Tom Ryall.
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This is the only sustained critical study of Asquith It covers a range of contextual material on British cinema in various stages of its history - the silent era, the 1930s, the war and post-war  Read more...

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