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The British Cinema Book Robert Murphy

The British Cinema Book

Robert Murphy

Published April 6th 2002
ISBN : 9780851708522
Hardcover
348 pages
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This is a greatly expanded new edition of the well-received survey of British cinema. In addition to twenty-four original chapters there are twelve new contributions. The new chapters greatly extend the coverage of the book, making it the mostMoreThis is a greatly expanded new edition of the well-received survey of British cinema. In addition to twenty-four original chapters there are twelve new contributions. The new chapters greatly extend the coverage of the book, making it the most comprehensive overview of the major topics in British cinema available.The new edition appears in a larger format.First published in 1997 and reprinted twice, The British Cinema Book is the most comprehensive overview of the major topics in British Cinema. Representing the progress made in exploring the history of British Cinema, this book provides a definitive account of a dynamic and rapidly growing area in film studies. Topics covered include British silent cinema in the 1920s, the British studio system, low-budget British films in the 1930s, the British documentary film Movement, male stars and masculinity, women and sixties cinema, melodrama and femininity in World War Two, British Film Censorship, British cinema and Black representation, Celtic traditions in British cinema, the British horror film, the British comedy, British art cinema, avant garde trajectories, and the revival of the British gangster film.