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Fires were started : British cinema and Thatcherism

Author: Lester D Friedman
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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'Fires Were Started' is a provocative analysis of the responses of British film to the policies and political ideology of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher. It represents an original and stimulating contribution to our knowledge of British cinema.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fires were started.
London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006
(OCoLC)607820988
Online version:
Fires were started.
London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006
(OCoLC)608162861
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Friedman
ISBN: 190476472X 9781904764724 1904764711 9781904764717
OCLC Number: 62761810
Notes: Previous edition: London: UCL, 1993.
Description: xxiv, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The empire strikes out: an American perspective on the British film industry / Lester D. Friedman --
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 4 television films of the 1980s / Paul Giles --
The repression of communities: visual representations of Northern Ireland during the Thatcher years / Brian McIlroy --
Re-presenting the national past: nostalgia and pastiche in the heritage film / Andrew Higson --
Free from the apron strings: representations of mothers in the maternal British state / Mary Desjardins --
Power and territory: the emergence of black British film collectives / Manthia Diawara --
Encounters with Thatcherism: four women filmmakers / Deborah Tudor. 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': Thatcherite ideology in the films of Nicolas Roeg / Jim Leach --
Insurmountable difficulties and moments of ecstasy: crossing class, ethnic and sexual barriers in the films of Stephen Frears / Susan Torrey Barber --
No such thing as society: television and the apocalypse / Sean O'Sullivan --
The masochistic fix: gender oppression in the films of Terence Davies / Tony Williams --
Local focus, global frame: Ken Loach and the cinema of dispossession / James F. English --
Allegories of Thatcherism: Peter Greenaway's films of the 1980s / Michael Walsh --
Private practice, public health: the politics of sickness and the films of Derek Jarman / Chris Lippard and Guy Johnson --
Low hopes: Mike Leigh meets Margaret Thatcher / David Sterritt.
Responsibility: edited by Lester Friedman.

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'Fires Were Started' is a provocative analysis of the responses of British film to the policies and political ideology of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher. It represents an original and stimulating contribution to our knowledge of British cinema.

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