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British Historical Cinema

British Historical Cinema

1st Edition

Claire Monk, Amy Sargeant
February 14, 2002

Films recreating or addressing 'the past' - recent or distant, actual or imagined - have been a mainstay of British cinema since the silent era. From Elizabeth to Carry On Up The Khyber, and from the heritage-film debate to issues of authenticity and questions of genre, British Historical Cinema ...

British Comedy Cinema

British Comedy Cinema

1st Edition

I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter
April 05, 2012

British comedy cinema has been a mainstay of domestic production since the beginning of the last Century and arguably the most popular and important genre in British film history. This edited volume will offer the first comprehensive account of the rich and popular history of British comedy ...

British Women's Cinema

British Women's Cinema

1st Edition

Melanie Bell, Melanie Williams
September 15, 2009

British Women’s Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history, from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British ‘chick flick’....

British Queer Cinema

British Queer Cinema

1st Edition

Robin Griffiths
March 02, 2006

British Queer Cinema draws together a diverse range of innovative new essays that explore, for the first time, the provocative history of lesbian, gay and queer representation in British cinema. From the early years of ‘Pre-Gay’ film, through to the social upheaval of post-war ‘permissiveness’, ...

British Crime Cinema

British Crime Cinema

1st Edition

Steve Chibnall, Robert Murphy
April 29, 1999

This is the first substantial study of British cinema's most neglected genre. Bringing together original work from some of the leading writers on British popular film, this book includes interviews with key directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter) and Donald Cammel (Performance). It discusses an ...

British Science Fiction Cinema

British Science Fiction Cinema

1st Edition

I.Q. Hunter
April 29, 1999

British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative ...

British Horror Cinema

British Horror Cinema

1st Edition

Steve Chibnall, Julian Petley
November 15, 2001

British Horror Cinema investigates a wealth of horror filmmaking in Britain, from early chillers like The Ghoul and Dark Eyes of London to acknowledged classics such as Peeping Tom and The Wicker Man. Contributors explore the contexts in which British horror films have been censored and classified,...

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