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British Rural Landscapes on Film

Edited by Paul Newland.

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 224 pages.

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...

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Introduction: approaching British rural landscapes on film

Paul Newland.

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 10495 words.

This introduction offers a survey of the study of rural landscapes across the visual arts, asking questions such as ‘what might make a British rural landscape cinematic’. It engages with...

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Soviet Films and British Intelligence in the 1930s

James Smith.

in Russia in Britain, 1880-1940

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (19th Century). 9106 words.

This chapter, drawing on intelligence files declassified in 2006, considers the involvement of Britain’s Security Service, MI5, in monitoring the circulation of Soviet films in Britain in...

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Cinema Mon Amour: How British Poetry Fell In Love With Film

Sophie Mayer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9013 words.

‘Cinema Mon Amour’ examines the shift from T. S. Eliot’s rejection of cinema to contemporary poets’ engagement with it as object of desire, related to increasing cine-literacy, the...

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British landscapes in pre-Second World War film publicity

Paul Moody.

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

August 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4988 words.

A romanticised concept of pastoral life was widely established in British culture by the start of the twentieth century, having been popularised by, amongst others, the pre-Raphaelites as...

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Transformation and Enhancement: Film Editors and Theatrical Adaptations in British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s

Martin Stollery.

in Adaptation

March 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 8081 words.

This article explores the role of film editors within adaptation. Specifically, it looks at the contributions selected British editors made to a range of film adaptations of lowbrow,...

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The History of British Literature on Film: 1895–2015

Deborah Cartmell.

in Adaptation

August 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 938 words.

The Maintenance of Innocence

Sadia Abbas.

in At Freedom's Limit

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 13790 words.

This chapter examines an episode from the popular British television show Spooks/MI-5 entitled “Who Guards the Guards?” (2004) and the films Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. It reveals the...

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John Baxter

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1939– ),

born Sydney, is a film historian, biographer and novelist, was publicity director of the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit 1968–70 and lecturer in film and theatre in...

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Jennings, Humphrey (1907–50)

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 132 words.

Film‐maker, painter, and writer, widely considered the leading figure in British *documentary film of the 1930s and 1940s, also active in ...

Edmund Crispin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1921–78),

British composer of choral and orchestral works, songs, and film music, who under this name wrote nine detective novels and a number of short stories, beginning with The...

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Robin Jarvis

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1963–), British writer and illustrator. Born in Liverpool, Jarvis studied graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic before working as a model-maker in film and television. His first book,...

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Winston Graham

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1910–2003),

British novelist and writer of film scripts, born in Manchester; he left school at 16. He made his name as a writer of thrillers with subtle character observation and...

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Film Society

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The Society enabled artists, intellectuals, and progressives in London to see a wide range of international cinema that was otherwise banned from exhibition by Britain's draconian film...

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Lynda Earle

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1965– ),

also known as Lynda Chanwai-Earle, poet, playwright and film maker, was born in Britain of a Chinese mother and a New Zealand father. After some childhood years in Papua...

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documentary film

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Emerged in Britain during the 1930s as a distinctive kind of non‐fiction cinema, inspired equally by the romantic ethnography of Robert Flaherty (1884–1951), by Russian film‐makers' montage...

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Mendes, Sam (1965)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 116 words.

Versatile British stage, film and television director, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, 1992–2002. His Shakespeare productions include *...

Jacobi, Sir Derek

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 120 words.

(1938–)

British stage and film actor whose poetic voice has led to comparisons with John *Gielgud. Shakespeare roles include Touchstone (...

Kingsley, Sir Ben (1943)

Stanley Wells.

in An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 44 words.

British stage and film actor of Indian extraction whose roles include Hamlet (1975) and Othello (1986) for the ...

Sinclair, Iain (1943– )

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 136 words.

(1943– ),

British novelist, short‐story writer, non‐fiction author, poet, and film‐maker, born in Cardiff,