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Dissolving views : key writings on British cinema

Author: Andrew Higson
Publisher: London, England : Bloomsbury Academic, London, England : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020. 2020
Series: Bloomsbury academic collections., Film studies : European cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"British cinema has been far richer and more diverse than is generally recognized, as this collection of key writings on British film culture ? from the conversion to sound in the late 1920s to the 1990s ? testifies. Dissolving Views brings together a number of important and influential essays and the light they throw on 70 or so years of British cinema history makes this volume a vital, provocative and highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Higson, Andrew.
Dissolving Views : Key Writings on British Cinema.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2016
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Higson
ISBN: 9781474290661 1474290663 9781474290654 1474290655
OCLC Number: 1201426776
Notes: Originally published in 1996 by Cassell.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; 1 --
Introduction; 2 --
Hitchcock's British Films Revisited; Preface (1995); Hypnagogic structures: Hitchcock's British period (1980); Afterword (1995); Notes; 3 --
The Production Designer and the Gesamtkunstwerk: German Film Technicians in the British Film Industry of the 1930s; Refugees, residents and the mobility of labour; Continental know-how for British films; Public opinion and the Union; A 'Teutonic' aesthetic?; Note; 4 --
Engendering the Nation: British Documentary Film, 1930-1939; Notes. 5 --
Neither Here nor There: National Identity in Gainsborough Costume Drama6 --
The Quality Film Adventure: British Critics and the Cinema, 1942-1948; Critics as contemporary historians; Human like oneself; Light in the darkness; Organic unities; Flow; The visual; In a restrained tone; The truth of the real; Concentrating the mind wonderfully; Duplication; Authenticity; The spirit of reality; The search for documentary; Who makes films?; Industry and audience; Disillusion; Notes; 7 --
From Holiday Camp to High Camp: Women in British Feature Films, 1945-1951; Notes; 8 --
Victim: Text as Context. Preface (1995)Introduction; Situating Victim: Conceptualization of homosexuality; Situating Victim: Sexuality and British film culture; Reading Vietimi an indictment of repression; Afterword (1995); Notes; 9 --
Space, Place, Spectacle: Landscape and Townscape in the 'Kitchen Sink' Film; Notes; 10 --
Landscapes and Stories in 1960s British Realism; The Moment of the uses of literacy; Looking back in gender; Coronation Street, or 'Whatever happened to our Mam?'; Domestic interiors of the British New Wave; Aesthetic strategies and urban landscapes; Note. 11 --
The British Avant-Garde and Art Cinema from the 1970s to the 1990sNote; 12 --
A Post-national European Cinema: A Consideration of Derek Jarman's The Tempest and Edward II; Note; 13 --
Beyond The Cinema of Duty'? The Pleasures of Hybridity: Black British Film of the 1980s and 1990s; 14 --
Crossing Thresholds: The Contemporary British Woman's Film; 15 --
The Heritage Film and British Cinema; Questions of genre; Historical antecedents; Ambivalence; Narratives of instability, images of stability; The question of emotionality; Melodrama and mise-en-scène; Marginal voices; Trivial histories. The question of receptionBibliography; Index.
Series Title: Bloomsbury academic collections., Film studies : European cinema.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Higson.

Abstract:

"British cinema has been far richer and more diverse than is generally recognized, as this collection of key writings on British film culture ? from the conversion to sound in the late 1920s to the 1990s ? testifies. Dissolving Views brings together a number of important and influential essays and the light they throw on 70 or so years of British cinema history makes this volume a vital, provocative and highly informative collection."--

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