British Film Studios

British Film Studios
Author: Patricia Warren
Publsiher: Trafalgar Square
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1995
Genre: Motion picture industry

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The first 100 years of British film studies, covering over 90 studios.

The British Horseracing Film

The British Horseracing Film
Author: Stephen Glynn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-01-05
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 3030051803

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This book constitutes the first full volume dedicated to an academic analysis of horseracing in British cinema. Through comprehensive contextual histories of film production and reception, together with detailed textual analysis, this book explores the aesthetic and emotive power of the enduringly popular horseracing genre, its ideologically-inflected landscape and the ways in which horse owners and riders, bookmakers and punters have been represented on British screen. The films discussed span from the 1890s to the present day and include silent shorts, quota quickies and big-budget biopics. A work of social and film history, The British Horseracing Film demonstrates how the so-called “sport of kings” functions as an accessible institutional structure through which to explore cinematic discussions about the British nation—but also, and equally, national approaches to British cinema.

Contemporary British Horror Cinema

Contemporary British Horror Cinema
Author: Walker Johnny Walker
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0748689753

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Combining industrial research and primary interview material with detailed textual analysis, Contemporary British Horror Cinema looks beyond the dominant paradigms which have explained away British horror in the past, and sheds light on one of the most dynamic and distinctive - yet scarcely talked about - areas of contemporary British film production. Considering high-profile theatrical releases, including The Descent, Shaun of the Dead and The Woman in Black, as well as more obscure films such as The Devil's Chair, Resurrecting the Street Walker and Cherry Tree Lane, Contemporary British Horror Cinema provides a thorough examination of British horror film production in the twenty-first century.

Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema

Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema
Author: Farmer Richard Farmer
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN: 1474423140

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Over half a century on, the 1960s continue to generate strong intellectual and emotional responses - both positive and negative - and this is no less true in the arena of film. Making substantial use of new and underexplored archive resources that provide a wealth of information and insight on the period in question, this book offers a fresh perspective on the major resurgence of creativity and international appeal experienced by British cinema in that dramatic decade. Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema is the first scholarly volume on this period of British cinema for more than twenty-five years. It provides a major reconsideration of the period by focusing on the central tensions and contradiction between novelty/revolution and continuity/tradition during what remains a highly contentious period of cultural production and consumption.

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered

Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered
Author: Duncan Petrie
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-03-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 1474443907

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"Challenging assumptions around Sixties stardom, the book focuses on creative collaboration and the contribution of production personnel beyond the director, and discusses how cultural change is reflected in both film style and cinematic themes."--Publisher description.

Class Crime and International Film Noir

Class  Crime and International Film Noir
Author: D. Broe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2014-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1137290145

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Class, Crime and International Film Noir argues that, in its postwar, classical phase, this dark variant of the crime film was not just an American phenomenon. Rather, these seedy tales with their doomed heroes and heroines were popular all over the world including France, Britain, Italy and Japan.

British Cinema Past and Present

British Cinema  Past and Present
Author: Justine Ashby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1135125155

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British Cinema: Past and Present responds to the commercial and critical success of British film in the 1990s. Providing a historical perspective to the contemporary resurgence of British cinema, this unique anthology brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production, from the early sound period of the 1930s to the present day. The contributors address: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe * key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors * trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties * the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth * changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant * contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

The Routledge Companion to British Media History
Author: Martin Conboy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1317629469

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The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides a comprehensive exploration of how different media have evolved within social, regional and national contexts. The 50 chapters in this volume, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected scholars, bring together current debates and issues within media history in this era of rapid change, and also provide students and researchers with an essential collection of comparable media histories. The Routledge Companion to British Media History provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates in the field. Chapter 40 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

A Short History of Film Third Edition

A Short History of Film  Third Edition
Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2018-03-30
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0813595169

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With more than 250 images, new information on international cinema—especially Polish, Chinese, Russian, Canadian, and Iranian filmmakers—an expanded section on African-American filmmakers, updated discussions of new works by major American directors, and a new section on the rise of comic book movies and computer generated special effects, this is the most up to date resource for film history courses in the twenty-first century.

The Art Direction Handbook for Film Television

The Art Direction Handbook for Film   Television
Author: Michael Rizzo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-07-11
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1317673700

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In this new and expanded edition of The Art Direction Handbook, author Michael Rizzo now covers art direction for television, in addition to updated coverage of film design. This comprehensive, professional manual details the set-up of the art department and the day-to-day job duties: scouting for locations, research, executing the design concept, supervising scenery construction, and surviving production. Beyond that, there is an emphasis on not just how to do the job, but how to succeed and secure other jobs. Rounding out the text is an extensive collection of useful forms and checklists, as well as interviews with prominent art directors.

Romanticism and Film

Romanticism and Film
Author: Will Kitchen
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 150136135X

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The relationship between Romanticism and film remains one of the most neglected topics in film theory and history, with analysis often focusing on the proto-cinematic significance of Richard Wagner's music-dramas. One new and interesting way of examining this relationship is by looking beyond Wagner, and developing a concept of audio-visual explanation rooted in Romantic philosophical aesthetics, and employing it in the analysis of film discourse and representation. Using this concept of audio-visual explanation, the cultural image of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt, a contemporary of Wagner and another significant practitioner of Romantic audio-visual aesthetics, is examined in reference to specific case studies, including the rarely-explored films Song Without End (1960) and Lisztomania (1975). This multifaceted study of film discourse and representation employs Liszt as a guiding-thread, structuring a general exploration of the concept of Romanticism and its relationship with film more generally. This exploration is supported by new theories of representation based on schematic cognition, the philosophy of explanation, and the recently-developed film theory of Jacques Rancière. Individual chapters address the historical background of audio-visual explanation in Romantic philosophical aesthetics, Liszt's role in the historical discourses of film and film music, and various filmic representations of Liszt and his compositions. Throughout these investigations, Will Kitchen explores the various ways that films explain, or 'make sense' of things, through a 'Romantic' aesthetic combination of sound and vision.

A New History of Documentary Film

A New History of Documentary Film
Author: Betsy A. McLane
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-03-28
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 144118998X

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A New History of Documentary Film, Second Edition offers a much-needed resource, considering the very rapid changes taking place within documentary media. Building upon the best-selling 2005 edition, Betsy McLane keeps the same chronological examination, factual reliability, ease of use and accessible prose style as before, while also weaving three new threads - Experimental Documentary, Visual Anthropology and Environmental/Nature Films - into the discussion. She provides emphasis on archival and preservation history, present practices, and future needs for documentaries. Along with preservation information, specific problems of copyright and fair use, as they relate to documentary, are considered. Finally, A History of Documentary Film retains and updates the recommended readings and important films and the end of each chapter from the first edition, including the bibliography and appendices. Impossible to talk learnedly about documentary film without an audio-visual component, a companion website will increase its depth of information and overall usefulness to students, teachers and film enthusiasts.

Film Year Book

Film Year Book
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 1938
Genre: Motion pictures

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America in the British Imagination

America in the British Imagination
Author: J. Lyons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-12-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 1137376805

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How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U.S.'s cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War II period.

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics
Author: Yannis Tzioumakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-07-01
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1317392469

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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics. Organised into eight sections - Approaches to Film and Politics; Film, Activism and Opposition; Film, Propaganda, Ideology and the State; The Politics of Mobility; Political Hollywood; Alternative and Independent Film and Politics; The Politics of Cine-geographies and The Politics of Documentary - this collection covers a broad range of topics, including: third cinema, cinema after 9/11, eco-activism, human rights, independent Chinese documentary, film festivals, manifestoes, film policies, film as a response to the post-2008 financial crisis, Soviet propaganda, the impact of neoliberalism on cinema, and many others. It foregrounds the key debates, concepts, approaches and case studies that critique and explain the complex relationship between politics and cinema, discussing films from around the world and including examples from film history as well as contemporary cinema. It also explores the wider relationship between politics and entertainment, examines cinema’s response to political and social transformations and questions the extent to which filmmaking, itself, is a political act.

Popular Entertainment Research

Popular Entertainment Research
Author: Barbara J. Pruett
Total Pages: 610
Release: 1992
Genre: Performing arts

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Tells how to do research in film and television, the theater, popular music, and recorded sound.

The 1940s A Decade of Modern British Fiction

The 1940s  A Decade of Modern British Fiction
Author: Philip Tew
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-02-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1350143022

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How did social, cultural and political events concerning Britain during the 1940s reshape modern British fiction? During the Second World War and in its aftermath, British literature experienced and recorded drastic and decisive changes to old certainties. Moving from potential invasion and defeat to victory, the creation of the welfare state and a new Cold war threat, the pace of historical change seemed too rapid and monumental for writers to match. Consequently the 1940s were often side-lined in literary accounts as a dividing line between periods and styles. Drawing on more recent scholarship and research, this volume surveys and analyses this period's fascinating diversity, from novels of the Blitz and the Navy to the rise of important new voices with its contributors exploring the work of influential women, Commonwealth, exiled, genre, avant-garde and queer writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the intriguing decade, this book offers substantial chapters on Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene, and George Orwell as well as covering such writers as Jocelyn Brooke, Monica Dickens, James Hadley Chase, Patrick Hamilton, Gerald Kersh, Daphne Du Maurier, Mary Renault, Denton Welch and many others.