The fourth edition of" Hollywood's America" uses classic films to guide students trough key themes and topics in twentieth-century American cultural, political, economic and social history. The book provides students with the tools needed to read and interpret visual texts, including an introduction that tracs the history of American film, a series of interpretive essays, primary sources that illuminate film history and an extensive bibliography. New to this edition are ten articles which cover recently released films, enhanced consideration of issues of gender and ethnicity, and a completely updated set of images. From Charlie Chaplin's silent films to "Gone with the Wind" to "Saving Private Ryan", "Hollywood's America" provides a comprehensive look at American history through film, and is a valuable resource for students and teachers of the subject alike.
The new edition of The British Cinema Book has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to the major periods, genres, studios, film-makers and debates in British cinema from the 1890s to the present. The book has five sections, addressing debates and controversies; industry, genre and representation; British cinema 1895-1939; British cinema from World War II to the 1970s, and contemporary British cinema. Within these sections, leading scholars and critics address a wide range of issues and topics, including British cinema as a 'national' cinema; its complex relationship with Hollywood; film censorship; key British genres such as horror, comedy and costume film; the work of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Asquith, Alexander Mackendrick, Michael Powell, Lindsay Anderson, Ken Russell and Mike Leigh; studios such as Gainsborough, Ealing, Rank and Gaumont, and recent signs of hope for the British film industry, such as the rebirth of the low-budget British horror picture, and the emergence of a British Asian cinema. Discussions are illustrated with case studies of key films, many of which are new to this edition, including Piccadilly (1929) It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), The Ladykillers (1955), This Sporting Life (1963), The Devils (1971), Withnail and I (1986), Bend it Like Beckham (2002) and Control (2007), and with over 100 images from the BFI's collection.
A comprehensive and systematic history of British film studios. This volume covers the sweep of British cinema history, from Will Barker at Stanford Hill to J. Arthur Rank's struggle for film industry dominance. Details are provided on 90 studios, their directors, producers and stars.
This is an updated edition of a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the most authoritative book yet produced on the people involved in British film. This unparalleled volume is fully illustrated with numerous rare black and white photos of film stars and film-makers from the 1920s to the present day. The end result is an invaluable addition to the reference shelf of anyone with an interest in British cinema. The definitive companion to British film, updated with new entries, it is an essential reference book for enthusiasts, universities and libraries. It includes an Introduction by Philip French, chief film reviewer for the "Observer".
Completely amended and updated to include cultural events since 1997, this very welcome second edition is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Exploring issues such as language, the novel and poetry, theatre, TV, and radio, David P. Christopher takes a factual approach and investigates the key movements of British culture, setting them in a clear, historical context. Extensively illustrated and incredibly student-friendly, the chapters focus on key themes including politics, the media and language, with emphasis on outstanding artists in each area, and strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. This exciting second edition includes: a more in-depth analysis of films and novels extended analyses of the subjects for students new to British culture fully revised and updated chapters two brand new chapters on sport and print media authentic extracts from novels, plays and TV series discussion of recent cultural events such as the building of the London Gherkin, and the phenomenon of the Harry Potter novels. David P. Christopher's book is an engaging study of the art of contemporary life and is a must-have for the bookshelf of any student of modern Britain.
In an interdisciplinary collection of specially commissioned essays, the book uncovers the complex economic and political contexts in which these changes took place. Covering a wide variety of art forms - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - authors investigate how sixties' culture became policized, and how its inherent contradictions still have repercussions for the arts today.
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If you are not into the nuances of making a film or even understanding how to review a film, this is a great first step. It breaks down the film into its parts and once you are done, you will actually look at movies in a new and exciting way. The companion CD is good, if film making is in your future, but wasn't necessary for a group of fiction writers. Even if you are not in a film class and just want to understand the making of films, this is a good reference.