Fifty Key British Films

Edited by Sarah Barrow, John White

© 2008 – Routledge

272 pages

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pub: 2008-03-10
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About the Book

In Fifty Key British Films, Britain's best known films such as Clockwork Orange, The Full Monty and Goldfinger are scrutinised for their outstanding ability to articulate the issues of the time. This is essential reading for anyone interested in quality, cult film.


'Challenging yet inspiring… This collection of essays apply the key concepts of A-level clearly and concisely while broadening the reader's knowledge of film… this is a great addition to a media or film studies library.' - Media Education Association Newsletter

Table of Contents

The 39 Steps. Brief Encounter. Black Narcissus. The Red Shoes. The Lady Killers. Dr No. Alfie. The Italian Job. Sunday Bloody Sunday. A Clockwork Orange. The Wicker Man. The Full Monty.

About the Editors

Dr Sarah Barrow is Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, formerly Education Manager at Cambridge Arts Cinema and Cambridge Film Festival. She has published and presented widely on British and Peruvian cinema and is currently developing a project on Cinema and Political Violence. She is a board member of the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium and advisor on Hispanic Cinema for various Film Festivals.

John White teaches film and media studies at Parkside Community College and Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He is an examiner in A-level Film Studies for the Welsh Joint Education Comittee and co-author AS Film Studies: the Essential Introduction and A2 Film Studies: the Essential Introduction.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference