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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


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


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


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


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


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


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