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British Film DirectorsA Critical Guide

British Film Directors: A Critical Guide

Robert Shail

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622306
eISBN:
9780748670826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622306.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognised filmmakers, amongst them Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and David Lean. This ... More

British films of the 1970s

British films of the 1970s

Paul Newland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719082252
eISBN:
9781781705049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

British Films of the 1970s offers fresh critical insights into a diverse range of films including Carry On Girls, O Lucky Man!, Radio On, Winstanley, Cromwell, Akenfield, Requiem for a Village, ... More

The British monarchy on screen

The British monarchy on screen

Mandy Merck (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Moving images of the British monarchy, in fact and fiction, are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 dramatic vignette, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Led by Queen ... More

The British New WaveA Certain Tendency?

The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

B. F. Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films such as A Kind of Loving ... More

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

Gary Needham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Upon its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, it ... More

Brutal VisionThe Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Karl Schoonover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675548
eISBN:
9781452947563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675548.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. This book challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist ... More

BuzzThe Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Jeffrey Spivak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Busby Berkeley was the premier dance director of motion pictures. His originality and sharply defined style brought him professional acclaim and financial reward. He saved a studio from bankruptcy ... More

Calling All CarsRadio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Kathleen Battles

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This book shows how radio played a key role in an emerging form of policing during the turbulent years of the Depression. Until this time popular culture had characterized the gangster as hero, but ... More

Capital and popular cinemaThe dollars are coming!

Capital and popular cinema: The dollars are coming!

Valentina Vitali

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099656
eISBN:
9781526109774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099656.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While post-war popular cinema has traditionally been excluded from accounts of national cinemas, the last fifteen years have seen the academy’s gradual rediscovery of cult and, more, generally, ... More

Carceral FantasiesCinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More

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