Black Film British Cinema II

Black Film British Cinema II
Author: Clive Nwonka,Anamik Saha
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781912685653

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The politics of race in British screen culture over the last 30 years vis-a-vis the institutional, textual, cultural and political shifts that have occurred during this period. Black Film British Cinema II considers the politics of blackness in contemporary British cinema and visual practice. This second iteration of Black Film British Cinema, marking over 30 years since the ground-breaking ICA Documents 7 publication in 1988, continues this investigation by offering a crucial contemporary consideration of the textual, institutional, cultural and political shifts that have occurred from this period. It focuses on the practices, values and networks of collaborations that have shaped the development of black film culture and representation. But what is black British film? How do such films, however defined, produce meaning through visual culture, and what are the political, social and aesthetic motivations and effects? How are the new forms of black British film facilitating new modes of representation, authorship and exhibition? Explored in the context of film aesthetics, curatorship, exhibition and arts practice, and the politics of diversity policy, Black Film British Cinema II provides the platform for new scholars, thinkers and practitioners to coalesce on these central questions. It is explicitly interdisciplinary, operating at the intersections of film studies, media and communications, sociology, politics and cultural studies. Through a diverse range of perspectives and theoretical interventions that offer a combination of traditional chapters, long-form essays, shorter think pieces, and critical dialogues, Black Film British Cinema II is a comprehensive, sustained, wide ranging collection that offers new framework for understanding contemporary black film practices and the cultural and creative dimensions that shape the making of blackness and race. Contributors Bidisha, Ashley Clark, Shelley Cobb, James Harvey, Melanie Hoyes, Maryam Jameela, Kara Keeling, Oslem Koskal, Rabz Lansiquot, Sarita Malik, Richard Martin, So Mayer, Alessandra Raengo, Richard T. Rodríguez, Tess S. Skadegård Thorsen, Natalie Wreyford

Black Film British Cinema

Black Film  British Cinema
Author: Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 1988
Genre: African Americans in motion pictures
ISBN: UOM:39015029876854

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Bidding for the Mainstream

Bidding for the Mainstream
Author: Barbara Korte,Claudia Sternberg
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-07-26
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004484320

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This book looks at a sector of black and Asian British film and television as it presented itself in the 1990s and early 2000s. For this period, a ‘mainstreaming’ of black and Asian British film has been observed in criticism and theory and articulated by an increasing number of practitioners themselves, referring to changing modes of production, distribution and reception and implying a more popular and commercial orientation of certain media products. This idea is a leitmotif for the authors’ readings of recent films and examples of television drama, including such diverse products as Young Soul Rebels and Babymother, East Is East and Bend It Like Beckham, The Buddha of Suburbia and White Teeth. These analyses are supplemented with a look at earlier landmark productions (like Pressure) as well as relevant social, institutional and aesthetic frameworks. The book closes with a selection of statements by black and Asian media practitioners who operate from within Britain’s cultural industries: Mike Phillips, Horace Ové, Julian Henriques, Parminder Vir and Gurinder Chadha.

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema

A Companion to British and Irish Cinema
Author: John Hill
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781118482902

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A stimulating overview of the intellectual arguments and critical debates involved in the study of British and Irish cinemas British and Irish film studies have expanded in scope and depth in recent years, prompting a growing number of critical debates on how these cinemas are analysed, contextualized, and understood. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema addresses arguments surrounding film historiography, methods of textual analysis, critical judgments, and the social and economic contexts that are central to the study of these cinemas. Twenty-nine essays from many of the most prominent writers in the field examine how British and Irish cinema have been discussed, the concepts and methods used to interpret and understand British and Irish films, and the defining issues and debates at the heart of British and Irish cinema studies. Offering a broad scope of commentary, the Companion explores historical, cultural and aesthetic questions that encompass over a century of British and Irish film studies—from the early years of the silent era to the present-day. Divided into five sections, the Companion discusses the social and cultural forces shaping British and Irish cinema during different periods, the contexts in which films are produced, distributed and exhibited, the genres and styles that have been adopted by British and Irish films, issues of representation and identity, and debates on concepts of national cinema at a time when ideas of what constitutes both ‘British’ and ‘Irish’ cinema are under question. A Companion to British and Irish Cinema is a valuable and timely resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of film, media, and cultural studies, and for those seeking contemporary commentary on the cinemas of Britain and Ireland.

British Cinema Past and Present

British Cinema  Past and Present
Author: Justine Ashby,Andrew Higson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-05-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781135125080

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British Cinema: Past and Present responds to the commercial and critical success of British film in the 1990s. Providing a historical perspective to the contemporary resurgence of British cinema, this unique anthology brings together leading international scholars to investigate the rich diversity of British film production, from the early sound period of the 1930s to the present day. The contributors address: * British Cinema Studies and the concept of national cinema * the distribution and reception of British films in the US and Europe * key genres, movements and cycles of British cinema in the 1940s, 50s and 60s * questions of authorship and agency, with case studies of individual studios, stars, producers and directors * trends in British cinema, from propaganda films of the Second World War to the New Wave and the 'Swinging London' films of the Sixties * the representation of marginalised communities in films such as Trainspotting and The Full Monty * the evolution of social realism from Saturday Night, Sunday Morning to Nil By Mouth * changing approaches to Northern Ireland and the Troubles in films like The Long Good Friday and Alan Clarke's Elephant * contemporary 'art' and 'quality' cinema, from heritage drama to the work of Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller.

Black British Cultural Studies

Black British Cultural Studies
Author: Houston A. Baker, Jr.,Manthia Diawara,Ruth H. Lindeborg,Ruth H Lindeborg
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1996-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 0226144801

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Black British Cultural Studies has attracted significant attention recently in the American academy both as a model for cultural studies generally and as a corrective to reigning constructions of Blackness within African-American studies. This anthology offers the first book-length selection of writings by key figures in this field. From Stuart Hall's classic study of racially structured societies to an interview by Manthia Diawara with Sonia Boyce, a leading figure in the Black British arts movement, the papers included here have transformed cultural studies through their sustained focus on the issue of race. Much of the book centers on Black British arts, especially film, ranging from a historical overview of Black British cinema to a weighing of the costly burden on Black artists of representing their communities. Other essays consider such topics as race and representation and colonial and postcolonial discourse. This anthology will be an invaluable and timely resource for everyone interested in cultural studies. It also has much to offer students of anthropology, sociology, media and film studies, and literary criticism.

British National Cinema

British National Cinema
Author: Sarah Street
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2003-09-02
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781134917877

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The first substantial overview of the British film industry with emphasis on its genres, stars, and socioeconomic context, British National Cinema by Sarah Street is an important title in Routledge's new National Cinemas series. British National Cinema synthesizes years of scholarship on British film while incorporating the author' fresh perspective and research. Street divides the study of British cinema into four sections: the relation between the film industry and government; specific film genres; movie stars; and experimental cinema. In addition, this beautifully illustrated volume includes over thirty stills from every sphere of British cinema. British National Cinema will be of great interest to film students and theorists as well as the general reader interested in the fascinating scope of British film.

Dissolving Views

Dissolving Views
Author: Andrew Higson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781474290654

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British cinema has been far richer and more diverse than is generally recognized, as this collection of key writings on British film culture – from the conversion to sound in the late 1920s to the 1990s – testifies. Dissolving Views brings together a number of important and influential essays and the light they throw on 70 or so years of British cinema history makes this volume a vital, provocative and highly informative collection.

Typical Men

Typical Men
Author: Andrew Spicer
Publsiher: I.B. Tauris
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003-07-25
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1860649319

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Typical Men is the first history of masculinity in British film from World War II to the end of the 1990s. It explores in detail the changing nature of the dominant male cultural types: the debonair gentleman, the Byronic hero, the Angry Young Man, the delinquent, the maladjusted veteran, villains, and comic fools. Typical Men contains fresh interpretations of key films including In Which We Serve, They Made Me a Fugitive, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and the Bond films. It also provides stimulating commentary on the performances of important male stars such as James Mason, Kenneth More, Sean Connery, and Michael Caine.

Who Killed British Cinema

Who Killed British Cinema
Author: Mr Jonathan Gems,Mr Vinod Mahindru
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2018-01-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1999842200

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Until 1970, Britain had the second biggest film industry in the world. Studios like the Rank Organisation, Associated British Picture Corporation, British Lion and Anglo-Amalgamated made and released more than fifty films per year. British Cinema was thriving and selling its unique product globally. There were countless opportunities for film makers. Tens of thousands worked in British Films. Today we have not one single British movie studio and 98% of the films in our cinemas are made by foreign entities. Every major European country has an indigenous movie culture. What happened to ours? Who killed it? And how can we get it back?

British Crime Cinema

British Crime Cinema
Author: Steve Chibnall,Robert Murphy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2005-07-27
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781134702701

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This is the first substantial study of British cinema's most neglected genre. Bringing together original work from some of the leading writers on British popular film, this book includes interviews with key directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter) and Donald Cammel (Performance). It discusses an abundance of films including: * acclaimed recent crime films such as Shallow Grave, Shopping, and Face. * early classics like They Made Me A Fugitive * acknowledged classics such as Brighton Rock and The Long Good Friday * 50s seminal works including The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers.

Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows
Author: Martin Fradley
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-07-22
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780748676408

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"e;From his breakthrough short films in the early 1990s and feature debut TwentyFourSeven (1997) through to the BAFTA-winning This Is England (2007) and hit television spin-off, director Shane Meadows has emerged as one of the most distinctive and influential voices in contemporary British cinema. Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK, credits Meadows as the key figure in British film's contemporary renaissance, with This Is England "e;"e;doing more than any other [film] to change British audiences' attitudes"e;"e; to home-grown cinema. This book will explore the full range of Meadows' work, from its origins in local D.I.Y. media through to international festival acclaim. Over the course of its 15 chapters, it will present a comprehensive analysis of Meadows' oeuvre to date, situating it in the context of British cinema history as well as wider cultural changes from the nineties to now. "e;

Movie Workers

Movie Workers
Author: Melanie Bell
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-06
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780252052774

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Rolling the credits on six decades of women in film After the advent of sound, women in the British film industry formed an essential corps of below-the-line workers, laboring in positions from animation artist to negative cutter to costume designer. Melanie Bell maps the work of these women decade-by-decade, examining their far-ranging economic and creative contributions against the backdrop of the discrimination that constrained their careers. Her use of oral histories and trade union records presents a vivid counter-narrative to film history, one that focuses not only on women in a male-dominated business, but on the innumerable types of physical and emotional labor required to make a motion picture. Bell's feminist analysis looks at women's jobs in film at important historical junctures while situating the work in the context of changing expectations around women and gender roles. Illuminating and astute, Movie Workers is a first-of-its-kind examination of the unsung women whose invisible work brought British filmmaking to the screen.

British Cinema in the Fifties

British Cinema in the Fifties
Author: Christine Geraghty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-01-04
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781134694648

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In the fifties British cinema won large audiences with popular war films and comedies, creating stars such as Dirk Bogarde and Kay Kendall, and introducing the stereotypes of war hero, boffin and comic bureaucrat which still help to define images of British national identity. In British Cinema in the Fifties, Christine Geraghty examines some of the most popular films of this period, exploring the ways in which they approached contemporary social issues such as national identity, the end of empire, new gender roles and the care of children. Through a series of case studies on films as diverse as It Always Rains on Sunday and Genevieve, Simba and The Wrong Arm of the Law, Geraghty explores some of the key debates about British cinema and film theory, contesting current emphases on contradiction, subversion and excess and exploring the curious mix of rebellion and conformity which marked British cinema in the post-war era.

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark
Author: Lola Young
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006-05-17
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781134862153

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Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and situating them in their historical and social context, Fear of the Dark develops a particualar critical perspective on the film portrayal of black female sexuality and questions the extent to which black film makers have challenged stereotypes.