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The British New Wave: a certain tendency?

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The British New Wave is the name conventionally given to a series of films released between 1959 and 1963. Conventional approaches to these films place emphasis upon viewing them as a series, ... More


Introduction: Questions of Female Stardom in British Cinema

Melanie Williams

in Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an introductory overview to the book’s focus on female British stars, explains the parameters of the study and its principle methods, and provides some broader historical ... More


A British Cagney? Cinema and self-definition in the 1930s

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comparing John Mills and James Cagney was a surprisingly common pursuit of the 1930s and 1940s. Both actors began on the stage: Cagney in vaudeville, and Mills in the chorus of The Five O'Clock Girl ... More


A cinema of surfaces: Jack Clayton's Room at the Top

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Jack Clayton's 1959 Room at the Top and concentrates on the film's opening sequences in order to achieve two related objectives. It explores in detail the ideas of the arrivals ... More


Single vessels and twisting ropes

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reconsiders the style and meaning of British New Wave cinema. The examination of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey or Billy Liar, is based upon the pressing desire to ... More


British film production and the horror genre

Johnny Walker

in Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 contemplates why British horror was revived at the dawning of the new millennium, and also considers some of the reasons why British horror films produced in the 2000s and 2010s can be ... More


Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Daniela Berghahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why have films with diasporic family narratives increased in popularity in recent years? How do representations of the diasporic family differ from those of more dominant social groups? How does ... More


The Art of Not “Playing to Pictures” in British Cinemas, 1906–1914

Jon Burrows

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

It is traditionally thought that during the first ten years in which permanent cinemas became established in Britain, the accompaniment to silent films was typically supplied by lone pianists who ... More


Anthony Asquith

Tom Ryall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. The author sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, and examines the artistic and ... More


Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Johnny Walker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Combining industrial research and primary interview material with detailed textual analysis, Contemporary British Horror Cinema looks beyond the dominant paradigms which have explained away British ... More


Long time dead

Johnny Walker

in Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748689736
eISBN:
9781474416009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689736.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society charts the rebirth of the British horror film in the twenty-first century, paying close attention to both the cultural and economic ... More


Family Matters in Diaspora

Daniela Berghahn

in Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines and defines the book’s key concepts, ‘the family’ and ‘diaspora’, drawing on research in anthropology, sociology, migration and diaspora studies. A succinct social history of ... More


Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Melanie Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film stars are often seen as a predominantly Hollywood creation but this book explores how British cinema developed its own culture of stardom, and how its female stars have been prized by audiences ... More


The critical forest

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Schlesinger's 1962 film A Kind of Loving is the subject of this chapter. It addresses the specific criticisms that have been directed towards this film. It considers the concerns over narrative ... More


On the road: British journeys

Paul Newland

in British films of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the ways in which some British films of the 1970s are structured around journeys undertaken by lone individuals. It primarily focuses on two films, O Lucky Man! and Radio On, ... More


British Cinema and ‘The People's War’

James Chapman

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of cinema and the nature of the British cinema during World War 2. It discusses the role of cinema as a medium of entertainment and a vehicle of propaganda and ... More


Dead Men, Angry Men and Drunks: Post-traumatic stress and the 1950s

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Together, the 1950s and 1960s comprise a period of national reinscription. New genres and preoccupations emerged within the British film industry as patterns of production changed in response to ... More


Humphrey Jennings

Keith Beattie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078552
eISBN:
9781781701836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078552.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet of British cinema. His documentary films employ a range of representational approaches – including collagist narrative structures and ... More


Introduction

Keith Beattie

in Humphrey Jennings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078552
eISBN:
9781781701836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078552.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sheds light on the life and work of Humphrey Jennings, a filmmaker of extraordinary talent and one of the very few authentic exponents of cinematic language in the British cinema. ... More


Mike Leigh

Tony Whitehead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072369
eISBN:
9781781703298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072369.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mike Leigh may well be Britain's greatest living film director; his worldview has permeated our national consciousness. This book gives detailed readings of the nine feature films he has made for the ... More


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