Turner Classic Movies British Film Guide
By (author) Steve Chibnall
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Brighton Rock by Steve Chibnall
Book DescriptionJohn Boulting's Brighton Rock is a milestone film; it made Richard Attenborough a star; it is the first realistic depiction of the British criminal underworld; and the first of Graham Greene's adaptations of his own work. Godfather of classic crime films like Get Carter and The Long Good Friday, its American cousins include Little Caesar and Mean Streets. To mark the centenary of Greene's birth, Steve Chibnall presents a detailed re-view of this authentic slice of English seaside noir. It includes scene-by-scene analysis, the writing, production and reception of the film, and the real activities of the racecourse gangs and protection racketeers that inspired the drama. Steve Chibnall also uncovers the mystery of missing scenes that, if restored, would give Brighton Rock a significantly different emphasis, and he reveals new information about the films' controversial ending.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781850434009
(216mm x 134mm x 11mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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British Horror Cinema, Hardback (November 2001)
Going beyond the Hammer, 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.
British Crime Cinema, Hardback (May 1999)» View all books by Steve Chibnall
The first substantial study of this neglected genre, British Crime Cinema stresses the centrality of the crime film to understanding masculinity in British cinema, and the shifting gender relations of postwar Britain.
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Author Biography - Steve Chibnall
Steve Chibnall is leader of the Film Studies pathway and co-ordinator of the British Cinema & Television Research Group, De Montfort University, Leicester. His books include Get Carter: The British Film Guide 6 (I.B.Tauris), J. Lee Thompson and as co-editor, British Crime Cinema.
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