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Realism and Tinsel
Cinema and Society in Britain 1939-48





ISBN 9780415076845
Published April 15, 1992 by Routledge
296 Pages

 
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

`Pursuing his theory in lively style and with examination of a large number of productions, the author has written an unfailingly interesting study, fully documented and concluding with a useful chronology of cinema society through the period.' - Film Review

`Robert Murphy ... has broken new ground, not only in covering the British cinema in the forties as a whole, but in looking beyond the critical orthodoxy ...' - Eric Braun, The Stage and Television Today

`...very well documented, gracefully written, and convincingly argued.' - Choice

`...[a] welcome addition to the impressive `Cinema and Society' series...' - History Today

Sight and Sound praised: `... the readiness, indeed eagerness, of Murphy's study to browse along not just the main thoroughfare of 1940s British Cinema ... but also an assortment of back streets: By-Ways for variety and radio stars.'

`Pursuing his theory in lively style and with examination of a large number of productions, the author has written an unfailingly interesting study, fully documented and concluding with a useful chronology of cinema society through the period.' - Film Review

`... elegant and clearly written ...' - Michael Paris, History Today

`Robert Murphy ... has broken new ground, not only in covering the British cinema in the forties as a whole, but in looking beyond the critical orthodoxy ...' - Eric Braun, The Stage and Television Today

`... solidly researched ... a detailed and straightforward account of the hundreds of British films turned out during the period ...' - J.K.L. Walker, Times Literary Supplement