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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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Crispin, Edmund

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 161 words.

(1921–78),

British composer of choral and orchestral works, songs, and film music, who under this name wrote nine ...

Johnson, B. S.

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 445 words.

(1933–73),

British writer and film-maker, born in London, educated at King's College, London. His first novel, Travelling People...

Barnes, Peter

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 259 words.

(1931–2004),

British dramatist, born in London, educated at Stroud Grammar School. He was a film critic, a film story editor, and a screenwriter before he turned his attention to...

Mars-Jones, Adam

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 182 words.

(1954– ),

British writer and critic, born in London, educated at Westminster and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He became film critic and reviewer for ...

Robertson, E. Arnot

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 183 words.

(1903–61),

British novelist, broadcaster, lecturer, and film critic, born in Surrey. A popular novelist of the 1920s and 1930s, her first novel, ...

James Clavell

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1924–94),

British writer, film director, and producer, born in Australia, educated at the University of Birmingham. Captured by the Japanese during the Second World War, he spent...

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Cartwright, Justin

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 194 words.

(1933– ),

British novelist, born in South Africa, educated at Trinity College, Oxford; he worked as a maker of documentary films and commercials before becoming a full-time writer....

Thubron, Colin

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 270 words.

(1939– ),

British travel writer and novelist, born in London, a descendant of John Dryden (1631–1700), educated at Eton College. He worked in publishing and travelled widely as a...

Johnson, Terry

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 235 words.

(1955– ),

British playwright, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, educated at Birmingham University; he was brought up in Watford, near London, where his father was a builder. His first...

Pitt-Kethley, Fiona

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 224 words.

(1954– ),

British poet, born in Edgware; she studied at Chelsea College of Art and subsequently worked as a film extra, theatre usherette, and bric-à-brac dealer. Her earlier...

Gilliatt, Penelope

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 243 words.

(1932–93),

British novelist and short-story writer, born in London, educated at Queen's College. She worked at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York before beginning her...

Graham, Winston

Edited by Jenny Stringer.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 155 words.

(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...

“Quota Quickies Threaten Audience Intelligence Levels!”: The Power of the Screen in Virginia Woolf’s “The Cinema” and “Middlebrow” and Betty Miller’s Farewell Leicester Square

Sarah Cornish.

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

June 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3971 words.

In 1926, Virginia Woolf wrote “The Cinema,” in which she expresses both her fascination for and her worry about the movies’ powerful influence over its spectators. Later, in “Middlebrow”...

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The Entertainment Empire

Genevieve Abravanel.

in Americanizing Britain

April 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 11371 words.

In the period shortly after the First World War, the vast majority of films viewed in Britain and its Empire came from America. This worrisome state of affairs led some British politicians,...

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The Figure in the Carpet: An Interview with Terence Davies

Michael Murphy.

in Writing Liverpool

September 2007; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5334 words.

This chapter presents an interview with film maker Terence Davies, conducted on 8 May 2006 at Kettners Restaurant, Soho. Davies was born in Liverpool in 1945 and grew up in a working-class...

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Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole'

Chris Hopkins.

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 336 pages.

Love on the Dole (1933) is the best-remembered novel about the unemployed during the Depression, and has never been out of print. Its working-class author, Walter Greenwood,...

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Beckett on Screen

Jonathan Bignell.

April 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 208 pages.

This study analyses Samuel Beckett's television plays in relation to the history and theory of television, arguing that they are in dialogue with innovative television traditions connected...

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‘Operation Kino’: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as Metacinematic Farce

Petra Rau.

in Our Nazis

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12608 words.

This chapter discusses the figure of the Good German as a counterconstruct to the cliched evil Nazi. It traces its construction in 1950s war films such as The Young Lions and the the Rommel...

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