British National Cinema

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Routledge, 1997 - Performing Arts - 232 pages
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The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British film while incorporating the author' fresh perspective and research. Street divides the study of British cinema into four sections: the relation between the film industry and government; specific film genres; movie stars; and experimental cinema. In addition, this beautifully illustrated volume includes over thirty stills from every sphere of British cinema. British National Cinema will be of great interest to film students and theorists as well as the general reader interested in the fascinating scope of British film.

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About the author (1997)

Tim Bergfelder is professor of film at the University of Southampton, the author of "International Adventures," and coeditor of "The German Cinema Book "and "The Titanic in Myth and Memory. "Sarah Street is professor of film at the University of Bristol and the author of "British Cinema in Documents," "Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA, "and "Black Narcissus," Sue Harris is a reader in French cinema at Queen Mary, University of London, the author of "Bertrand Blier," and coeditor of "France in Focus: Film and National Identity.

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