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The 1940s: Wartime Opportunities

Melanie Bell

in Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043871
eISBN:
9780252052774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043871.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Second World War had a significant impact on the British film industry. It continues the theme of secondary status by examining how this played out in the 1940s, a ... More


English Gothic

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the British horror film industry. Given the country's input in the success of the Hollywood horror films of the 1930s, in terms of source material as well as technicians and ... More


The Damned

Nick Riddle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325529
eISBN:
9781800342330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325529.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Damned (1963) is the most intriguing of director Joseph Losey's British “journeyman” films. A sci-fi film by a director who hated sci-fi; a Hammer production that sat on the shelf for over two ... More


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