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Apprenticeship and Beyond: Comedy Traditions and Film Design

Alan Burton and Tim O'sullivan

in The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632893
eISBN:
9780748671144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines in detail and then traces the subsequent legacies of Dearden's early film career in comedy productions and Relph's formative work in theatre and film design. On the one hand ... More


‘Not having it so good’: Widowhood, Anomalous Ageing and the Welfare State

Claire Mortimer

in Spinsters, Widows and Chars: The Ageing Woman in British Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474452823
eISBN:
9781399509060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452823.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Concern mounted in the post-war era over the care of the elderly within the welfare state, in particular the plight of the ageing single woman. The widow has long been regarded as a social anomaly, ... More


“Thinking White”: Performing Racial Tension in Blue Collar

Scott Balcerzak

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By most accounts, as Paul Schrader’s first film as director, Blue Collar was a tension-filled production with the three leading actors coming to blows on multiple occasions. This chapter, will ... More


Comedies

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Major shifts in Nollywood shortly after 2000 included greatly increased power for the marketers, a shift of filmmaking and financing to the Igbo cities of Asaba, Enugu, and Onitsha, a crisis of ... More


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