British Film Directors

Author: Robert Shail
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809328338
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This concise, authoritative volume analyses critically the work of 100 British directors, from the innovators of the silent period to contemporary auteurs.

Take Ten

Author: Jonathan Hacker
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192852519
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Mention "British cinema" and Hammer horror films or Ealing comedies are frequently all that come to mind. Although there has been no sustained film movement in Britain akin to the French New Wave or Italian Neo-Realism, there is a rich diversity of talent among contemporary British filmmakers that rarely receives the attention it deserves. This collection of essays and in-depth interviews examines the careers and aspirations of ten directors--Stephen Frears, Ken Loach, Lindsay Anderson, Bill Forsyth, Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Nicolas Roeg, Richard Attenborough, Alan Parker, and John Schlesinger. The book looks at their different styles and techniques, their influences, their attitudes toward working with actors and raising money, and their relationships with their audiences. Take Ten offers revealing insights into the working methods and tastes of these important directors. It will be essential reading for all interested in British and contemporary film.

Major Film Directors Of The American And British Cinema

Author: Gene D. Phillips
Editor: Lehigh University Press
ISBN: 9780934223591
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"This new edition of Major Film Directors of the American and British Cinemas is a revised, updated, and expanded version of the previous edition. Gene D. Phillips focuses on fourteen American and British directors to tell the story of the history of cinema from the days of silent movies to the advent of sound, color, and widescreen. Phillips has chosen those moviemakers who have made enduring works that still appeal to filmgoers today, as attested by their availability on television and on videocassette. Moreover, Phillips seeks to represent the various trends in filmmaking that have evolved over the years, such as American film noir, which is included in the discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's films, and British social realism, which is included in the discussion of Bryan Forbes's films."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Contemporary British And Irish Film Directors

Author: Yoram Allon
Editor: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364215
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The guide encompasses the careers of over 350 directors from the last 20 years. A must for any film studies library, it is a unique reference to the changing dynamics of these cinemas.

Film Directors

Author: Michael Singer
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Directory Of World Cinema Britain 2

Author: Neil Mitchell
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783203978
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Volume 1 was very much an 'overview' of British cinema, from its earliest days to the present. In this, the second volume, the essays will be more specific to certain periods and will encompass the evolutions of individual genres and directors. This will make for complimentary essays to volume 1 rather than simply an updating of them. The section on silent cinema and melodrama is replaced in this volume by War and Family Films the former being an interesting genre that has periodically appeared in British films in differing ways, and the latter because Britain has always produced hugely successful movies that appeal to family audiences. Rather than have three individual essays pertaining to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the volume will include examples of films made or set in those countries within the genre reviews. The volume will include information on established British directors such as Ken Loach and Danny Boyle as well as writing about avant-garde newcomer Ben Wheatley, who directed the fabulously strange, "A Field in England" (2013). This volume will also shine the spotlight on the British Film Institute, and its role in funding, preservation and education in relation to British cinema. This book takes a different angle to the first volume and as such would make an excellent companion to "Directory of World Cinema: Britain.""

The Encyclopedia Of British Film

Author: Brian McFarlane
Editor: Methuen Pub Limited
ISBN:
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Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.

British National Cinema

Author: Sarah Street
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415384214
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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.

British Film And Television Yearbook

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Film Directors

Author: James Robert Parish
Editor: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
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Lists the feature-length works of American and foreign film directors

British Film And Television Year Book

Author: Peter Noble
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Includes section "Who's who in British films and television" (varies)

The History Of The British Film

Author: Rachael Low
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The History Of The British Film 1918 1929

Author: Rachael Low
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The British Film Yearbook

Author: Peter Noble
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British Women Film Directors In The New Millennium

Author: Stella Hockenhull
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137489913
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This book focuses on the output of women film directors in the period post Millennium when the number of female directors working within the film industry rose substantially. Despite the fact that nationally and internationally women film directors are underrepresented within the industry, there is a wealth of talent currently working in Britain. During the early part of the 2000s, the UKFC instigated policies and strategies for gender equality and since then the British Film Institute has continued to encourage diversity. British Women Directors in the New Millennium therefore examines the production, distribution and exhibition of female directors’ work in light of policy. The book is divided into two sections: part one includes a historical background of women directors working in the twentieth century before discussing the various diversity funding opportunities available since 2000. The second part of the book examines the innovation, creativity and resourcefulness of British female film directors, as well as the considerable variety of films that they produce, selecting specific examples for analysis in the process.

British Film Studios

Author: Patricia Warren
Editor: B T Batsford Limited
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Ninety studios, 200 film stills, and countless fascinating facts are all in this A-to-Z compendium of movies made at British studios, from the silent days to the present. Featuring an in-depth cross-reference, the guide also covers the role of the directors, producers and stars.

Directors In British And Irish Cinema

Author: Robert Murphy
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838715339
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A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.

The British Cinema Book

Author: Robert Murphy
Editor: British Film Inst
ISBN:
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The new edition of The British Cinema Book has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to the major periods, genres, studios, film-makers and debates in British cinema from the 1890s to the present. The book has five sections, addressing debates and controversies; industry, genre and representation; British cinema 1895-1939; British cinema from World War II to the 1970s, and contemporary British cinema. Within these sections, leading scholars and critics address a wide range of issues and topics, including British cinema as a 'national' cinema; its complex relationship with Hollywood; film censorship; key British genres such as horror, comedy and costume film; the work of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Asquith, Alexander Mackendrick, Michael Powell, Lindsay Anderson, Ken Russell and Mike Leigh; studios such as Gainsborough, Ealing, Rank and Gaumont, and recent signs of hope for the British film industry, such as the rebirth of the low-budget British horror picture, and the emergence of a British Asian cinema. Discussions are illustrated with case studies of key films, many of which are new to this edition, including Piccadilly (1929) It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), The Ladykillers (1955), This Sporting Life (1963), The Devils (1971), Withnail and I (1986), Bend it Like Beckham (2002) and Control (2007), and with over 100 images from the BFI's collection. The Editor: Robert Murphy is Professor in Film Studies at De Montfort University and has written and edited a number of books on British cinema, including British Cinema and the Second World War (2000) and Directors in British and Irish Cinema (2006). The contributors: Ian Aitken, Charles Barr, Geoff Brown, William Brown, Stella Bruzzi, Jon Burrows, James Chapman, Steve Chibnall, Pamela Church Gibson, Ian Conrich, Richard Dacre, Raymond Durgnat, Allen Eyles, Christine Geraghty, Christine Gledhill, Kevin Gough-Yates, Sheldon Hall, Benjamin Halligan, Sue Harper, Erik Hedling, Andrew Hill, John Hill, Peter Hutchings, Nick James, Marcia Landy, Barbara Korte, Alan Lovell, Brian McFarlane, Martin McLoone, Andrew Moor, Robert Murphy, Lawrence Napper, Michael O'Pray, Jim Pines, Vincent Porter, Tim Pulleine, Jeffrey Richards, James C. Robertson, Tom Ryall, Justin Smith, Andrew Spicer, Claudia Sternberg, Sarah Street, Melanie Williams and Linda Wood.

Jack Clayton

Author: Neil Sinyard
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719055058
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A personal and fascinating account of the career and achievement of an important, much-loved director; Jack Clayton.