The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

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Manchester University Press, 2006 - PERFORMING ARTS - 200 pages
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This book offers an opportunity to reconsider the films of the British New Wave in the light of forty years of heated debate. By eschewing the usual tendency to view films like A Kind of Loving and The Entertainer collectively and include them in broader debates about class, gender, and ideology, this book presents a new and innovative look at this famous cycle of British films. For each film, a re-distribution of existing critical emphasis also allows the problematic relationship between these films and the question of realism to be reconsidered. Drawing upon existing sources and returning to long-standing and unchallenged assumptions about these films, this book offers the opportunity for the reader to return to the British New Wave and decide for themselves where they stand in relation to the films.
 

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Contents

the films of Tony Richardson
37
Jack Claytons Room at the Top
69
composition
90
The critical forest
108
Arthur Seaton and the
124
Bodies critics and This Sporting Life
143
Single vessels and twisting ropes
164
Index
184
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About the author (2006)

B. F. Taylor is Lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

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