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The Race Relations Narrative in British Film

Amanda Bidnall.

in West Indian Generation

November 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 18996 words.

“West Indians and the Race Relations Narrative in British Film” revisits perhaps the three most famous middlebrow British “race relations” films of the 1950s and 60s and their star lead,...

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‘The Troubles we’ve seen’: film, television drama and the Northern Irish conflict in Britain

John Hill.

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7924 words.

This chapter examines films and television dramas dealing with the impact of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ in Britain and the controversies that they generated. It begins with a...

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Introduction: The Documentary Film Movement and the Spaces of British Identity

Scott Anthony and James G. Mansell.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 4857 words.

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Review: British War Films, 1939–1945
 S. P. Mackenzie

Peter Miskell.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

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The Projection of Britain: A History of the GPO Film Unit.

D. L. LeMahieu.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 952 words.

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‘The Whim of Foreigners’: Language, Speech, and Sound in Second World War British Film and Radio

Wendy Webster.

in Twentieth Century British History

September 2012; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 10249 words.

There have been a number of recent calls for more attention to be given to the auditory in understanding modernity. This article looks at the significant role played by sound in British...

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Humphrey Jennings and British Documentary Film: A Re-Assessment. By Philip C. Logan.

Scott Anthony.

in Twentieth Century British History

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 984 words.

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Heroes and Happy Endings: Class, Gender and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain. By Christine Grandy.

Laura E. N. Mayhall.

in Twentieth Century British History

September 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 942 words.

The British Salvation Army, The Early Film Industry and Urban Working-Class Adolescents, 1897–1918

DEAN RAPP.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

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J. Arthur Rank

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1888–1972)

English industrialist and film magnate, chairman of many film companies. Rank promoted the British film industry at a time when Hollywood and US film companies had a...

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Robert Joseph Flaherty

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1884–1951)

Pioneer US director of documentary films. In Canada, he made Nanook of the North (1922) about Inuit life, followed by Moana (1926), an idyllic treatment of Samoa. Other...

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British Cinema and ‘The People's War’

James Chapman.

in ‘Millions Like Us’?

April 1999; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11127 words.

This chapter examines the role of cinema and the nature of the British cinema during World War 2. It discusses the role of cinema as a medium of entertainment and a vehicle of propaganda...

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Balcon, Michael

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

British film producer and production executive. He was knighted in 1948. Born in Birmingham, Balcon began his career as a regional film distributor in 1919 and produced his first film, Woma...

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American Propaganda Films

in Capturing the German Eye

May 2009; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10935 words.

This chapter describes the Hollywood films as American propaganda. Hollywood films became a tool of anti-Soviet propaganda. The evolution of the American film program reflects the existence...

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Identity, Image and Ideology in Film

in Identity Parades

February 2002; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 19790 words.

This chapter explores the identity, image and ideology in Irish materialist film. It specifically presents an account for the ‘historical turn’ of recent films about Northern Ireland...

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René Clair

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

French film director, producer, and scriptwriter. In 1960 he became the first film director to be elected to the Académie Française. He was also appointed Grand Officier de la Légion...

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John Richard Schlesinger

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

British film, television, and theatre director, who has also worked in the USA. Born in London and educated at Uppingham and Balliol College, Oxford, Schlesinger began as an actor, first in...

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“Pro-British-American War Preachers”

M. Todd Bennett.

in One World, Big Screen

November 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15085 words.

Senator Gerald P. Nye's radio address on August 1, 1941 served as an opening salvo in a counterattack against what an isolationist called “Pro-British-American War Preachers”. Nye argued...

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Marcello Mastroianni

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1924–1996)

Italian actor, who played leading roles in a great variety of Italian films but is particularly associated with the work of Fellini.

Mastroianni worked as a...

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Gary Cooper

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

US film star. Born in Helena, Montana, Cooper was the son of a British-born Montana Supreme Court judge. He was educated in England at his father's old school in Bedfordshire and in the USA...

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