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Anthony Asquith

Author: Tom Ryall; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. ©2005
Series: British film makers.
Edition/Format:   Downloadable article : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ryall, Tom.
Anthony Asquith.
Manchester, UK. : Manchester University Press, 2005
Named Person: Anthony Asquith; Anthony Asquith
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Article, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Ryall; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 9781847794345 1847794343
OCLC Number: 1149149916
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Made available via: manchesterhive.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2013. Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages)
Details: Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader (latest version recommended), Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended).
Contents: Series editor's 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 --
Series Title: British film makers.
Responsibility: Tom Ryall.


A study of Anthony Asquith, which sets his work in the context of the history of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, and examines the artistic and cultural influences within which his  Read more...


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Tom Ryall's illuminating book has helped to raise the curtain a little, allowing other writers in other books to peer more closely inside. -- .

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