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Dramas of Masculine Adjustment I: Tragic Melodramas

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the key and consistent themes in the post-war films of Dearden and Relph concerned men forced to confront new circumstances and changed expectations. This chapter surveys eleven of their films ... More


Introduction: ‘Two on a Tandem’? Dearden and Relph: Authorship and British Cinema

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Following detailed sections on Biography and Career Notes, this introduction provides an overview of the conventional critical assessment of the work of Dearden and Relph. It argues that until ... More


The International Years

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the latter half of the 1960s Dearden and Relph worked on a number of big-budget films made for Hollywood companies operating in Britain. By contrast with much of their earlier productions, these ... More


Apprenticeship and Beyond: Comedy Traditions and Film Design

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines in detail and then traces the subsequent legacies of Dearden's early film career in comedy productions and Relph's formative work in theatre and film design. On the one hand ... More


Dramas of Masculine Adjustment II: Men in Action

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By comparison with those films based around the tragic male melodrama, this chapter investigates a small number of films that Dearden and Relph made in the 1950s which examined men's adjustment to ... More


The Formative Period: The War Years and the Ethos of Ealing

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter surveys the inauguration and early development of Dearden and Relph's partnership at Ealing and examines their first five films together; from The Bells Go Down (1943) to The Captive ... More


Dramas of Social Tension and Adjustment

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Between 1950 and the early 60s, Dearden and Relph worked together on five films that were to become the focus for their subsequent reputation. These were the cycle of ‘social problem films’, ... More


Ethical Dilemmas

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In many of their films Dearden and Relph sought to dramatise ethical dilemmas and contradictions which they identified as characteristic of post-war British society. This chapter explores four films, ... More


The Race Relations Narrative in British Film

Amanda Bidnall

in West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

“West Indians and the Race Relations Narrative in British Film” revisits perhaps the three most famous middlebrow British “race relations” films of the 1950s and 60s and their star lead, Bermudan—not ... More


The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first full, systematic analysis and assessment of the of the cinema of this important film-making partnership. Dearden and Relph began their work together at the famous Ealing ... More


British Noir

Jim Leach

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British film noir is not a pale imitation of its Hollywood counterpart, as its critics have often claimed. The frequent casting of American actors did indeed feed into widespread concerns about the ... More


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