British Film

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 30, 2004 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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This book explores British cinema in relation to its social political and cultural contexts. Each chapter deals with a specific topic and includes close readings of key films from different historical periods. Demonstrating the richness and variety of a national cinema that has traditionally struggled to define itself between the paradigms of Hollywood popular film and European art cinema, British Film provides comprehensive coverage of British cinema and detailed discussion of specific films that can be used in tandem with screenings.
 

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Contents

Great BritainDeep England
15
What ls British Cinema?
30
The Art of Being Realistic
48
British Expressionism
66
National Cinema as Popular Cinema
86
Acting British
104
Sex Gender
124
The British Sense of Humor
143
British Monsters
161
Ideology and the School Movie
182
History and Heritage
199
Notes
235
Bibliography
255
Filmograpby
281
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Jim Leach is Professor in the Department of Communications, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University, St. Catharine's, Ontario. The author of a volume on Canadian filmmaker Claude Jutra, he has published widely on Canadian and European cinema and cultural theory.

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