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British Rural Landscapes on Film

Edited by Paul Newland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print August 2016 | ISBN: 9780719091575
Published online January 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781526115270 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.001.0001
British Rural Landscapes on Film

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British Rural Landscapes on Film offers wide-ranging critical insights into ways in which rural areas in Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era, through both world wars, and on into the contemporary period. The contributors to the book demonstrate that the countryside in Britain has provided a range of rich and dense spaces into which aspects of contested cultural identities have been projected. The essays in the book show how far British rural landscapes have performed key roles in a range of film genres including heritage, but also horror, art cinema, and children’s films. Films explored include Tawny Pipit (1944), A Canterbury Tale (1944), The Go-Between (1970), Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Another Time, Another Place (1983), On the Black Hill (1987), Wuthering Heights (2011), Jane Eyre (2011), and the Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee films. The book also includes new interviews with the filmmakers Gideon Koppel and Patrick Keiller. By focusing solely on rural landscapes, and often drawing on critical insight from art history and cultural geography, this book aims to transform our understanding of British cinema.

Keywords: Landscape; Cinema; Film; British; Rural; Representation; Place; Space

Book.  224 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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