The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History
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Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government. Whereas most histories of British cinema focus on directors, stars, genres and themes, thisCompanion explores the forces enabling and constraining the films' production, distribution, exhibition, and reception contexts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The contributors provide a wealth…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Over 39 chapters The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History offers a comprehensive and revisionist overview of British cinema as, on the one hand, a commercial entertainment industry and, on the other, a series of institutions centred on economics, funding and relations to government. Whereas most histories of British cinema focus on directors, stars, genres and themes, thisCompanion explores the forces enabling and constraining the films' production, distribution, exhibition, and reception contexts from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The contributors provide a wealth of empirical and archive-based scholarship that draws on insider perspectives of key film institutions and illuminates aspects of British film culture that have been neglected or marginalized, such as the watch committee system, the Eady Levy, the rise of the multiplex and film festivals. It also places emphasis on areas where scholarship has either been especially productive and influential, such as in early and silent cinema, or promoted new approaches, such as audience and memory studies.
  • Produktdetails
  • Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions
  • Verlag: Taylor & Francis
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: Y154806
  • 1st ed.
  • Seitenzahl: 456
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. April 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 252mm x 174mm x 26mm
  • Gewicht: 1003g
  • ISBN-13: 9780415706193
  • ISBN-10: 041570619X
  • Artikelnr.: 47789896
Autorenporträt
I.Q. Hunter is Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of British Trash Cinema (2013) and Cult Film as a Guide to Life (2016), editor of British Science Fiction Cinema (1999) and co-editor with Laraine Porter of British Comedy Cinema (2012).

Laraine Porter is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. She was Director of the Broadway Media Centre in Nottingham for ten years between 1998 and 2008 and is the co-founder and director of the British Silent Film Festival. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a major three-year AHRC-funded project researching the transition between silent and sound cinema in the UK.

Justin Smithis Professor of Media Industries at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the author of Withnail and Us: Cult Films and Film Cults in British Cinema (2010), and, with Sue Harper, British Film Culture in the 1970s: The Boundaries of Pleasure (2011). He is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project Fifty Years of British Music Video (2015-17).
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction
I.Q. Hunter, Laraine Porter and Justin Smith

PART ONE - BRTISH SILENT CINEMA TO THE COMING OF SOUND: 1895 - 1930

1 The origins of British cinema, 1895 - 1918
Bryony Dixon

2 "Temporary American citizens": British cinema in the 1920s
Laraine Porter

3 "King of cameramen": Jack Cox and British cinematography in the silent era
Kelly Robinson

4 Designing the silent British film
Laurie N. Ede

5 Stardom in silent cinema
Adrian Garvey

6 The view from the pit: British silent cinema and the coming of sound
Neil Brand

7 The talkies come to Britain: British silent cinema and the transition to sound, 1928 - 1930
Laraine Porter

8 The Tudor Cinema, Leicester: a local case study
Guy Barefoot

9 The rise of the Film Society movement
Richard MacDonald

PART TWO - The classic period: 1930 - 1980

10 Make-believe and realism in British film production: from the coming of sound to the abolition of the National Film Finance Corporation
Charles Drazin

11 Local film censorship: the watch committee system
Alex Rock
12 Producers and moguls in the British film industry, 1930-1980
Andrew Spicer

13 Émigrés in classic British cinema
Andrew Moor

14 "Out of the frying pan, into the fire": British documentary, 1945 - 1952
Steve Foxon

15 "Above and beyond everyday life": the rise and fall of Rank's contract artists of the 1950s
Steve Chibnall

16 "A friend to every exhibitor": National Screen Service and the British trailer industry
Keith M. Johnston

17 The Eady Levy, "the envy of most other European nations": runaway productions and the British Film Fund in the Early 1960s
James Fenwick

18 The Children's Film Foundation
Andrew Roberts

19 "As long as indifferent sexy films are box office they will abound!!": The Jacey cinema chain and independent distribution and exhibition in 1960s Britain
Adrian Smith

20 Cinema and the age of television, 1950-1970
Sian Barber

21 The BBFC and the apparatus of censorship
Lucy Brett

22 The British Film Institute: between culture and industry
Richard Paterson

23 Trades unions and the British film industry, 1930s-1980s
Iain Reid

24 The public film archives and the evolving challenge of screen heritage preservation in the UK
James Patterson

25 Good of its kind? British film journalism
Sheldon Hall

PART THREE - Contemporary British Cinema: 1980to the present
26 Cult films in British cinema and film culture
Kate Egan

27 The Scala Cinema: a case study
Jane Giles

28 Underground filmmaking: British Super 8 in the 1980s
Jo Comino

29 The rise of the multiplex
Stuart Hanson

30 Rewind, playback: re-viewing the "video boom" in Britain
Johnny Walker

31 The rise and fall of practically everyone? The independent British film production sector from the 1980s to the present
James Leggott

32 From Film Four to the Film Council: film policy, subsidy and sponsorship, and the relationship between cinema and TV, 1980-2010
James Cateridge

33 The architects of BBC Films
Anne Woods
34 The UKFC and the Regional Screen Agencies
Jack Newsinger

35 Hollywood blockbusters and UK production today
James Russell

36 Distributing British cinema
Julia Knight

37 Memories of British cinema
Matthew Jones

38 From Lerwick to Leicester Square: UK film festivals and why they matter
Sarah Smyth

39 Crowdfunding independence: British cinema and digital production/distribution platforms
Bethan Jones and Bertha Chin