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British cinema of the 1950's [electronic resource] : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard.

Publication:
Manchester, England : Manchester University Press, 2003. , ©2003
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (236 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
text file
Summary:
Offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lacklustre period of the British film history. Covers a variety of genres, such as B-movies, war films, women's pictures and theatrical adaptations; as well as social issues which affect film-making, such as censorship. Includes fresh assessment of maverick directors; Pat Jackson, Robert Hamer and Joseph Losey, and even of a maverick critic Raymond Durgnat. Features personal insights from those individually implicated in 1950's cinema; Corin Redgrave on Michael Redgrave, Isabel Quigly on film reviewing, and Bryony Dixon of the BFI on archiving and preservation. Presents a provocative challenge to conventional wisdom about 1950's film and rediscovers the Festival of Britain decade.
Contents:
Acknowledgements
A 1950's timeline
Celebrating British cinema of the 1950's
Critics
Mirroring England
Painfully squalid? - Adaptability
Personal views
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
MacKillop, I. D. (Ian Duncan), editor.
Sinyard, Neil, editor.
ISBN:
1-280-73446-9
9786610734467
1-84779-030-5
1-4175-7643-X
OCLC:
437158012
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star
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