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The Big Show


The Big Show looks at the role played by cinema in British cultural life during World War One. Hammond shows how the British film industry and British audiences responded to the traumatic effects of the War, and contends that the War’s significant effect was to expedite the cultural acceptance of cinema into the fabric of British social life.





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9780859897587 | Published: 2006
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9780859899000 | Published: 2015
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British Cinema and Middlebrow Culture in the Interwar Years


This offers an understanding of British Cinema between 1928 and 1939 through an analysis of the relationship between the British film industry and other ‘culture industries’ such as the radio, music recording, publishing and early television.





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9780859897976 | Published: 2009
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9780859899017 | Published: 2015
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A Chorus Of Raspberries


This is the first full-length study of one of the most popular, profitable and persistent genres in British cinema. It redraws the map of British film history by arguing that comedy was the most successful, and important, genre of the 1930s, and that the very qualities which ensured the comedy film's low status are also its particular strengths.





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9780859896030 | Published: 2000
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Hollywood, Westerns And The 1930S


For the first time, this book tells the 'lost' story of the 1930s Western. Written from a concern to understand Western films primarily as products of Hollywood's studio system, it recovers the context in which Westerns were produced, exhibited and viewed in the 1930s.




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9780859896948 | Published: 2001
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9780859896931 | Published: 2001
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The Lost Jungle

Why has the Hollywood sound serial received so little scholarly attention? Here, the author presents a thorough analysis based on detailed historical research, focusing on the period between 1930 and 1946, when Universal stopped their production. 30 b&w illus.




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9780859898874 | Published: 2017
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9780859892711 | Published: 2019
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9780859892650 | Published: 2019
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Marketing Modernity


In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.





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9780859898010 | Published: 2009
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9780859899321 | Published: 2015
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Parallel Tracks


This highly original work reveals the profound impact that the railroad and the cinema have had on Western society and modern urban industrial culture.




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9780859895309 | Published: 1997
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9780859895286 | Published: 1997
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A Paul Rotha Reader


Paul Rotha was one of the major figures of the British Documentary Movement, second only to John Grierson. He was also a prolific writer. This volume brings together an edited collection of some of his most important writings and addresses a variety of topics.




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9780859896269 | Published: 1999
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Picture Perfect


The fifth in a series of volumes from the annual British Silent Cinema Festival held in Nottingham (and the first to be published by Exeter), this collective study offers an original treatment of the relationship between pre-1930 cinema and landscape.





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9781905816019 | Published: 2007
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9781905816002 | Published: 2007
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9780859899383 | Published: 2015
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Reading the Cinematograph


The birth of cinema coincided with the heyday of the short story. This book studies the relationship between popular magazine short stories and the very early British films.





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9780859898546 | Published: 2011
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9780859898539 | Published: 2011
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9780859899420 | Published: 2015
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