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British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started

Author: Lester D Friedman
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 1993.
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An analysis of the connections between British film in the 1980s and the policies and political ideology of the government of Margaret Thatcher. The book establishes the unique relationship between Thatcher's policies and the filmmakers who invigorated the British cinema of the 1980s.
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British cinema and Thatcherism.
London : UCL Press, 1993
(OCoLC)654335293
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Friedman
ISBN: 1857280725 9781857280722 1857280733 9781857280739
OCLC Number: 29472589
Description: xxii, 320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The Empire strikes out - an American perspective on the British film industry, Lester Friedman. Part 1 cultural contexts and cinematic constructions: the religion of the market - Thatcherite politics and the British film of the 1980s, Leonard Quart; the last new wave - modernism in the British films of the Thatcher era, Peter Wollen; images for sale - the "New" British cinema, Thomas Elsaesser; history with holes - channel four television films of the 1980s, Paul Giles; the repression of communities - visual representations of Northern Ireland, Brian McIlroy; re-presenting the national past - nostalgia and pastiche in the heritage films, Andrew Higson; free from the apron strings - representations of mothers in the maternal British state, Mary Desjardins. Part 2 Filmmakers during the Thatcher era: power and territory - the emergence of Black British film collectives, Manthia Diawara; women's independent cinema - the case of Leeds Animation Workshop, Antonia Lant; the body politic - Ken Russell in the 1980s, Barry Keith Grant; "everyone's an American now" - Thatcherist ideology in the films of Nicolas Roeg and Jim Leach; insurmountable difficulties and moments of ecstasy - crossing class, ethnic, and sexual barriers in the films of Stephen Frears and Susan Torrey Barber; the masochistic fix - gender oppression in the films of Terence Davies and Tony Williams; allegories of Thatcherism - the films of Peter Greenaway Michael Walsh; private practice, public health - the politics of sickness and the films of Derek Jarman, Chris Lippard and Guy Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Lester Friedman.

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