Britain Can Take it
British Cinema in the Second World War New edition
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Britain Can Take it by Anthony Aldgate
Book DescriptionThis work charts Britain's reaction to World War II by examining 13 key films produced between 1939 and 1945, including the work of Noel Coward, George Formby, Leslie Howard and Carol Reed. The book is illustrated with stills from each film, and considers script, reviews and box office returns to place each in its social and political context. It also draws from official documentation - Home Intelligence reports, Mass-Observation files, Ministry of Information papers and British Board of Film Censors archives - to illuminate the relationship between the official propagandists and the film-makers at this time. This revised edition features two new chapters and a filmography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748605088
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Aldgate
Censorship in Theatre and Cinema, Paperback (April 2005)
This book examines notable twentieth-century cases of censorship in theatre and cinema involving the Lord Chamberlain's theatre censorship and the British Board of Film Censors (BBFC).
Best of British, Paperback (March 1999)
This revised edition up-dates the authors' demonstration of how a close study of films, in their historical and cultural settings, can enrich understanding of both cinema and historical events.
Censorship and the Permissive Society, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Anthony Aldgate
Stage or film presentations of productions such as "Look Back in Anger" and "A Taste of Honey" were drastically changed by censorship between 1955 and 1965. This book explores the predicament writers and directors faced and the effects increasing social liberalization had on censorship.
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