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Films and British National Identity PDF
Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 1997-09-15
Size: 71.28 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 387
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Films And British National Identity

Book by Jeffrey Richards, Films And British National Identity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Films And British National Identity books, This book seeks to examine the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the course of the twentieth century. It takes the form of a series of linked essays which examine chronologically, thematically and by specific case studies of films, stars and genres the complexities and ambiguities in the process of evolution and definition of the national identity. It argues for the creation of a distinctive British national identity both in cinema and the wider culture. But it also assesses the creation of alternative identities both ethnic and regional and examines the interaction of cinema and other cultural forms (music, literature and television).




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Past and Present PDF
Author: James Chapman
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Release Date: 2005-09-23
Size: 70.32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Past And Present

Book by James Chapman, Past And Present Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Past And Present books, From the classic The Private Life of Henry VIII to more recent landmarks such as Elizabeth, the historical feature film has been a major genre of British national cinema. Historical films have won both popular and critical success and have scored at the box office over many decades. Films such as Henry V, Scott of the Antarctic, Zulu and Chariots of Fire represent some of the greatest achievements of British cinema, acclaimed for bringing inspiring stories of Britain’s past to life. At the same time they have provoked controversy for taking liberties with the past, with the desire to provide narrative drama and epic spectacle taking precedence over strict adherence to historical accuracy. In this ground-breaking new study of the genre, James Chapman explores the ways in which the historical film has functioned as a vehicle for the representation of British national identity. Through a series of case studies, Chapman examines the production and reception histories of the key films, looking closely at the way they have tackled themes including class, gender, ethnicity, imperialism and militarism. The historical film, argues Chapman, acts as a vehicle for exploring changes in British society, mediating the past in response to the ideological and cultural circumstances of the present. Past and Present will be essential reading for students and teachers in film studies and history alike, and for all those interested in the social significance and cultural value of British cinema.




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Hollywood and Europe PDF
Author: British Film Institute. African & Caribbean Unit
Publisher: British Film Inst
Release Date: 1998
Size: 60.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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Book by British Film Institute. African & Caribbean Unit, Hollywood And Europe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hollywood And Europe books, No Marketing Blurb




[PDF] British National Cinema Download

British National Cinema PDF
Author: Sarah Street
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2009
Size: 23.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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British National Cinema

Book by Sarah Street, British National Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British National Cinema books, With films as diverse as Bhaji on the Beach, The Dam Busters, Trainspotting, The Draughtsman's Contract, Prick Up Your Ears, Ratcatcher, This Is England and Atonement, British cinema has produced wide-ranging notions of British culture, identity and nationhood. British National Cinema is a comprehensive introduction to the British film industry within an economic, political and social context. British National Cinema analyzes the politics of film and establishes the difficult context within which British producers and directors have worked. Sarah Street questions why British film-making, production and distribution have always been subject to government apathy and financial stringency. In a comparison of Britain and Hollywood, the author asks to what extent was there a 'star system' in Britain and what was its real historical and social function. An examination of genres associated with British film, such as Ealing comedies, Hammer horror, 'heritage' films and hybrid forms, confirms the eclectic nature of British cinema. In a final evaluation of British film, she examines the existence of 'other cinemas': film-making which challenges the traditional concept of cinema and operates outside mainstream structures in order to deconstruct and replace classical styles and conventions. Illustrated with over thirty stills from classic British films, British National Cinema provides an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the fascinating development of British cinema.




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Deleuze  Cinema and National Identity PDF
Author: David Martin-Jones
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008
Size: 52.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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Deleuze Cinema And National Identity

Book by David Martin-Jones, Deleuze Cinema And National Identity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Deleuze Cinema And National Identity books, This volume challenges the traditional use of Deleuze's philosophy to examine European art cinema. It explores how Deleuze can be used to analyse national identity across a range of different cinemas. Focusing on a narrative time, it combines a Deleuzean approach with a vast range of non-traditional material.




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National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema  1947 1987 PDF
Author: Sumita S. Chakravarty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Size: 65.55 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 351
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National Identity In Indian Popular Cinema 1947 1987

Book by Sumita S. Chakravarty, National Identity In Indian Popular Cinema 1947 1987 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download National Identity In Indian Popular Cinema 1947 1987 books, Although Indian popular cinema has a long history and is familiar to audiences around the world, it has rarely been systematically studied. This book offers the first detailed account of the popular film as it has grown and changed during the tumultuous decades of Indian nationhood. The study focuses on the cinema’s characteristic forms, its range of meanings and pleasures, and, above all, its ideological construction of Indian national identity. Informed by theoretical developments in film theory, cultural studies, postcolonial discourse, and “Third World” cinema, the book identifies the major genres and movements within Bombay cinema since Independence and uses them to enter larger cultural debates about questions of identity, authenticity, citizenship, and collectivity. Chakravarty examines numerous films of the period, including Guide (Vijay Anand, 1965), Shri 420 [The gentleman cheat] (Raj Kapoor, 1955), and Bhumika [The role] (Shyam Benegal, 1977). She shows how “imperso-nation,” played out in masquerade and disguise, has characterized the representation of national identity in popular films, so that concerns and conflicts over class, communal, and regional differences are obsessively evoked, explored, and neutralized. These findings will be of interest to film and area specialists, as well as general readers in film studies.




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Film  Drama and the Break up of Britain PDF
Author: Steven Blandford
Publisher: Intellect Books
Release Date: 2007
Size: 30.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Film Drama And The Break Up Of Britain

Book by Steven Blandford, Film Drama And The Break Up Of Britain Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Film Drama And The Break Up Of Britain books, This book engages with ideas that are highly topical and relevant: nationalism, nationhood and national identity as well as the relationship of these to postcolonialism. However, it does so within the broad field of drama. Examining the debates around the relationship between culture and national identity, the book documents the contributions of actual dramatists and film-makers to the chronicling of an important historical moment. The book breaks down what have been traditional barriers between theatre, film and television studies, considering the very broad range of ways in which the creators of dramatic fictions are telling us stories about ourselves at a time when the idea of being 'British' is increasingly problematic. Much has been written on the 'break up' of Britain, but there has been very little to-date about the impact that this is having on drama in the thetre, on television and on film. A very wide range of material is discussed in the book, ranging from box office hits such as "The Full Monty" to community based theatre in Scotland and Wales.




[PDF] How Identity Is Reflected In British Working Class Films Download

How Identity is Reflected in British Working Class Films PDF
Author: Maxi Kirchner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2007-11
Size: 48.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 36
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How Identity Is Reflected In British Working Class Films

Book by Maxi Kirchner, How Identity Is Reflected In British Working Class Films Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download How Identity Is Reflected In British Working Class Films books, Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University (Anglistik), 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This thesis compares several working class films such as "Brassed Off" and "Billy Elliot" with reference to the theoretical concept of national identity, ie. the British national identity., abstract: This thesis compares several working class films such as "Brassed Off" and "Billy Elliot" with reference to the theoretical concept of national identity, ie. the British national identity. The analysis of such a diverse cultural term like "identity" and its treatment in British working class related films will be the topic of this research paper. After having defined the term on its several levels, I want to show how identity is treated differently in, firstly, a popular film called "Brassed Off" and, secondly, an independent film produced by Amber Films called "Like Father." Both films are set in the 1990 s and deal with the problem of pit closure and unemployment of miners. Both films deal with the consequences of unemployment and poverty of the working class than with work per se. Concerning class consciousness, both films show people who wish to escape the constrictions of their class. Since identity is not only a question of class, gender roles are considered in both films as well. The motif of identity is shown very differently in these films. This thesis analyzes how these films represent the construction, the maintenance and the loss of identity."




[PDF] The Film Cultures Reader Download

The Film Cultures Reader PDF
Author: Graeme Turner
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2002
Size: 41.15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 524
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The Film Cultures Reader

Book by Graeme Turner, The Film Cultures Reader Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Film Cultures Reader books, The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture.




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Heritage Film Audiences PDF
Author: Claire Monk
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Size: 56.79 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Heritage Film Audiences

Book by Claire Monk, Heritage Film Audiences Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Heritage Film Audiences books, This book is a study of the contemporary audiences for quality period films, and their responses to these films, with reference to the critical debate which constructs many of these films as 'heritage films'.




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