British Cinema of the 1950s
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British Cinema of the 1950s by Ian MacKillop
Book DescriptionOffers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lacklustre period of the British film history. Covers a variety of genres, such as B-movies, war films, women's pictures and theatrical adaptations; as well as social issues which affect film-making, such as censorship. Includes fresh assessment of maverick directors; Pat Jackson, Robert Hamer and Joseph Losey, and even of a maverick critic Raymond Durgnat. Features personal insights from those inidividually implicated in 1950s cinema; Corin Redgrave on Michael Redgrave, Isabel Quigly on film reviewing, and Bryony Dixon of the BFI on archiving and preservation. Presents a provocative challenge to conventional wisdom about 1950s film and rediscovers the Festival of Britain decade.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719064890
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ian MacKillop
Ian MacKillop is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. Neil Sinyard is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Hull
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