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Troy Kennedy Martin

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book provides a full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kelly's Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly—Ace of Spies ... More


Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Postcolonial Automobility discusses how the automobile, with its promise of autonomous, unfettered mobility is a paradigmatic object through which one can assess the pleasures, dangers, and limits of ... More


Mechanical Mountains: Movies and Motors Remake the Alps

Tait Keller

in Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625034
eISBN:
9781469625058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how cable cars, new Alpine highways, and mountain films (Bergfilme) popularized the Alps in the 1920s and 1930s. The Alps, once a means to escape from the masses, had become a ... More


Drama series

Troy Kennedy Martin

in Troy Kennedy Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067020
eISBN:
9781781702055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067020.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

By the early 1960s, series drama was the most popular form of drama on British television. ITV had largely been responsible for this, for while the BBC had two very popular series, Dixon of Dock ... More


The Wounded Screen

Martine Beugnet

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on post-war cinema, considering how an emerging extreme cinema deals with political conflicts and concerns about France's involvement in traumatic historical events in ways very ... More


John Lasseter and the Rise of Pixar Style

Richard Neupert

in John Lasseter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040153
eISBN:
9780252098352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040153.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles the rise of John Lasseter's career and the groundbreaking animated films he directed, revealing ways he and his colleagues at Pixar changed the direction of commercial ... More


The Car Indispensable

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In many memories of the inter-war period, a repeated idea is that the ‘streets were empty of cars’. Much academic work on inter-war London also ignores the car, presenting suburbia as dependent on ... More


The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 1 focuses on the history of motorization from the colonial moment to the decolonizing decades following World War II. Examining various events or episodes alongside key literary and ... More


“No Danger No Delay”: Wole Soyinka and the Perils of Driving

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 2 focuses on the tragedy of motorcar accidents through a close reading of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka’s 1965 post-independence play The Road about Nigerian lorry drivers living on the urban ... More


Moving Pictures, Mired Cars: The Automobile in African Francophone Cinema

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 3 turns to Francophone cinema, discussing in detail Ousmane Sembene’s Xala and Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s Quartier Mozart. While media scholars like Kristin Ross have often focused on the shared ... More


The Return of the Mercedes: Upward Mobility, the Good Life, and Nigerian Video Film

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 4 examines the popular and low-budget Nollywood video films where the private luxury car is both a highly coveted object, typically seen driving down paved roads in posh neighborhoods, and a ... More


Women in Traffic: Toward a Feminist Automobility

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

in Postcolonial Automobility: Car Culture in West Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901141
eISBN:
9781452957654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 5 looks at the way that feminist texts re-write and work in dialogue with the male-centered films and novels where the car is a sign of patriarchal power and capitalist achievement. This ... More


Policing Perception: Public Image Management and the Creation of the Radio Crime Docudrama

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter presents the historical account of the emergence of radio crime docudramas, which had a unique program form drawn from various generic influences. Some of the examples of these ... More


Che's Chevy & Fidel's Olds

Richard Schweid

in Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828922
eISBN:
9781469605739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888629_schweid.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The American cars transported people and goods during the early years of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro traveled in an Oldsmobile and Che Guevara drove his Chevrolet. However, after the ... More


A World of Goods: Consumption of Foreign Goods in Late Colonial Lahore

Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran

in Colonial Lahore: A History of the City and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190642938
eISBN:
9780190686475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642938.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter discusses Indian elites’ emulation of European consumption patterns. The new suburban developments furthered this process with the demand for imported fans, baths and cars. The student ... More


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