British Crime Film: Subverting the Social Order

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Springer, Sep 20, 2012 - Performing Arts - 248 pages
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Presenting a social history of British crime film, this book focuses on the strategies used in order to address more radical notions surrounding class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Spanning post-war crime cinema to present-day "Mockney" productions, it contextualizes the films and identifies important and neglected works.

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A SocialHistoryof the Crime Film
PostWar Crime Films
Social Divisions
Politics and Individuals
JuvenileDelinquents and Exploitation 7 The New Violence TheLoss of Innocence 8 Scourging the Unacceptable Censorship Battles
Sex andthe CrimeFilm 12 Corporate Crime Curtains for the Maverick 13 Mockney Menace The New Wave
NewCrime 15 TwentyFirstCentury Hybrids Appendix 1 The Directors Makers of Key Crime Films
TV Crime Appendix 3Crimeand Espionage Appendix 4FilmsTV andBooks Index

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Barry Forshaw's books include Death in a Cold Climate, British Crime Film, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, Italian Cinema, British Crime Writing: An Encyclopaedia , and a biography of Stieg Larsson. He has written for a variety of newspapers, Crime Time, and is a talking head for ITV author profiles and BBC documentaries.

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