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Introduction: Acting English

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Described by the Sunday Mirror as ‘the actor who portrayed the British as they would most like to see themselves’, John Mills's representation of the national character embraced a catalogue of ... More


Mills at War, 1940–45: The nation incarnate?

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Who or what is the soldier hero of World War II? One of the characteristic devices of British cinema in this period was an attempt to foster a democratic spirit. The hero became not only Everyman but ... More


A Cautionary Note: Great expeditions and the postwar world

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

World War II was won at a tremendous cost to the nation, and in its aftermath the very concept of Britain became subject to fundamental revisions. In terms of popular demand, signs of change had been ... More


Dead Men, Angry Men and Drunks: Post-traumatic stress and the 1950s

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Together, the 1950s and 1960s comprise a period of national reinscription. New genres and preoccupations emerged within the British film industry as patterns of production changed in response to ... More


Playing the Fool: Comedy and the end of Everyman

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comedy is a form that facilitates the disruption of gender norms, both through the stereotypical inversions of the hen-pecked husband and the shrewish wife, and through more subtle manipulations of ... More


A British Cagney? Cinema and self-definition in the 1930s

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comparing John Mills and James Cagney was a surprisingly common pursuit of the 1930s and 1940s. Both actors began on the stage: Cagney in vaudeville, and Mills in the chorus of The Five O'Clock Girl ... More


The Spectre of Impotence: Fathers, lovers and defeated authority

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At what point does the ageing war hero become an impotent figure of defeated authority? Quite possibly at the point when the prescriptive pressure of performing hegemonic masculinity becomes too ... More


John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Gill Plain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as ... More


The Role of the State

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

The first section of the chapter explains the ‘supremacy of God’ in context to the charter of rights and freedom. It argues that appeals to rights should be seen as part of a moral order which ... More


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