Seventies British Cinema

Shail, Robert (2008) Seventies British Cinema. British Film Institute. ISBN 978-1-84457-274-8 hb

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Seventies British Cinema (London: Palgrave-Macmillan/British Film Institute 2008) This is the first published academic study focusing exclusively on British cinema in the 1970s. The book developed out of increasing interest that has grown in the field of British historical film studies on this topic, partly in recognition that it remained an under-researched area. This led to two conferences, one at Exeter University and the second at Portsmouth University in 2007-08, which sought to open out the area; I took part in both events. As editor of the volume, I was responsible for bringing together some of the leading figures working on film history in the UK including Professor James Chapman of Leicester University and Professor Sarah Street of Bristol University, along with international scholars like Professor Wheeler Winston Dixon of the University of Nebraska. In addition to editing the book, I provided the introduction, which places the development of British cinema in the 1970s against the broader socio-economic background of the period, as well as a chapter looking at the reworking of the mythology of James Bond in films of the decade. The book was significant is starting a formal academic debate regarding British film culture in the 1970s and has been followed by two further edited collections, one of which I also contributed to.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film history, National identity
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
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Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 16:19
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 15:01

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