Seventies British Cinema PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Seventies British Cinema free pdf Seventies British Cinema provides a comprehensive re-evaluation of British film in the 1970s. The decade has long been written off in critical discussions as a 'doldrums' period in British cinema, perhaps because the industry, facing near economic collapse, turned to 'unacceptable' low culture genres such as sexploitation comedies or extreme horror. The contributors to this new collection argue that 1970s cinema is ripe for reappraisal: giving serious critical attention to populist genre films, they also consider the development of a British art cinema in the work of Derek Jarman and Peter Greenaway, and the beginnings of an independent sector fostered by the BFI Production Board and producers like Don Boyd. A host of highly individual directors managed to produce interesting and cinematically innovative work against the odds, from Nicolas Roeg to Ken Russell to Mike Hodges. As well as providing a historical and cinematic context for understanding Seventies cinema, the volume also features chapters addressing Hammer horror, the Carry On films, Bond films of the Roger Moore period, Jubilee and other films that responded to Punk rock- heritage cinema and case studies of key seventies films such as The Wicker Man and Straw Dogs. In all, the book provides the final missing piece in the rediscovery of British cinema's complex and protean history. Contributors: Ruth Barton, James Chapman, Ian Conrich, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Christophe Dupin, Steve Gerrard, Sheldon Hall I. Q. Hunter, James Leggott, Claire Monk, Paul Newland, Dan North, Robert Shail, Justin Smith and Sarah Street.

About Robert Shail

The Editor: Robert Shail is Head of the Department of Film and Media at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of Stanley Baker: A Life in Film (2008) and British Film Directors: A Critical Guide (2007).

Details Book

Author : Robert Shail
Publisher : BFI Publishing
Data Published : 12 December 2008
ISBN : 1844572749
EAN : 9781844572748
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Seventies British Cinema

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • British Women's Cinema free pdfBritish Women's Cinema

    British Women's Cinema examines the place of female-centred films throughout British film history. from silent melodrama and 1940s costume dramas right up to the contemporary British 'chick flick'..

  • Cinema Today free pdfCinema Today

    A third of the entire history of cinema is represented by films produced from 1970 onwards. This survey explores this history. what may be referred to as the Third Age of world cinema. and the films. people and technologies which have shaped its development..

  • Historical Dictionary of American Cinema free pdfHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema

    The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people. films. companies. techniques. themes. and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema..

  • The A to Z of Italian Cinema free pdfThe A to Z of Italian Cinema

    The Italian cinema is regarded as one of the great pillars of world cinema. Films like Ladri di biciclette (1948). La dolce vita (1960). and Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation..

  • A Critical Cinema 4 free pdfA Critical Cinema 4

    "A Critical Cinema 4 "is the fourth volume in Scott MacDonald's Critical Cinema series. the most extensive. in-depth exploration of independent cinema available in English..

  • Seventies British Cinema free pdfSeventies British Cinema

    . Seventies British Cinema provides a comprehensive re-evaluation of British film in the 1970s. The decade has long been written off in critical discussions as a 'doldrums' period in British cinema, p