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The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

B. F. Taylor

Abstract

This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films such as A Kind of Loving and The Entertainer collectively and include them in broader debates about class, gender and ideology, it presents a new look at this famous cycle of British films. Refuting the long-standing view that films such as Billy Liar and Look Back in Anger are flawed and therefore indicative of an under-achieving national cinema, the book also challenges the widely held belief in the continued importance of ... More

Keywords: British New Wave, Kind of Loving, class, gender, ideology, British films, Billy Liar, realism, film interpretation, film criticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719069086
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. F. Taylor, author