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Propaganda and Artistic Merit: The Case of Colonel Blimp

Stephen G. Williams

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Partly through Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s wartime classic, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, this essay explores how a film might be a great work of art despite its being made as ... More


Language, Speech, and Sound

Wendy Webster

in Mixing It: Diversity in World War Two Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198735762
eISBN:
9780191799747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735762.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the place of speech and language in the experiences of people arriving in Britain, and in the formation of British attitudes to them. The presence of refugees, exiles, troops, ... More


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