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'Film Europe' And 'Film America'


A volume of specially-commissioned essays dealing with the attempts to create a pan-European film production movement in the 1920s and 1930s, and the reactions of the American film industry to these plans to rival its hegemony.





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9780859895460 | Published: 1999
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9780859895453 | Published: 1999
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Freedom's Pioneer


This is the first full-length study of John McGrath's work, and illuminates the importance of his role in the development of theatre, film and television in the last four decades of the twentieth century.





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9780859897495 | Published: 2005
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9780859897488 | Published: 2005
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9780859899130 | Published: 2015
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Going to the Movies


This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.





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9780859898126 | Published: 2007
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9780859898119 | Published: 2007
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9780859899161 | Published: 2015
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The Great Art Of Light And Shadow

Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth.




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9780859896658 | Published: 2000
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9780859899185 | Published: 2015
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Green Screen


This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the 'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.





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9780859896092 | Published: 2004
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9780859896085 | Published: 2000
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9780859899192 | Published: 2015
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Legitimate Cinema


This is the first new book-length study of British cinema of the 1910s to be published for over fifty years, and it focuses on the close relationship between the British film industry and the Edwardian theatre.





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9780859897259 | Published: 2003
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9780859899253 | Published: 2015
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Multimedia Histories


Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and an absorbing history of screen entertainments and technologies. Its range of coverage moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet.





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9780859897730 | Published: 2007
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9780859897723 | Published: 2007
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9780859899352 | Published: 2015
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Picturing Cornwall

This book explores the history of Cornwall‘s portrayal on screen, from the earliest days of the moving image to the recent BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark books. Innovative new research looking at amateur film and newsreels, avant-garde and documentary works alongside mainstream popular film and television. 7 b&w and 13 col. illus.




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9780859890779 | Published: 2018
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9780859893589 | Published: 2018
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9780859890885 | Published: 2019
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9780859892995 | Published: 2019
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Popular Filmgoing in 1930s Britain


In the 1930s there were close to a billion annual admissions to the cinema in Britain and it was by far the most popular paid-for leisure activity. This book is an exploration of that popularity. The book establishes similarities and differences between national and regional tastes through case study analysis of cinemagoing in Bolton and Brighton.




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9780859896603 | Published: 2000
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Silent Features

Silent Features is a collection of essays on seventeen feature-length silent films and two silent serial features, their diverse stylistic, generic and structural characteristics, and the national, historical and industrial contexts from which they emerged. Of the 17 films discussed, 15 are still currently available on DVD. 200 b&w illustrations.




Paperback    £27.00
9780859892919 | Published: 2018
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9780859892896 | Published: 2018
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9781905816255 | Published: 2019
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9781905816262 | Published: 2019
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