University of Exeter Press

Picturing Cornwall

Landscape, Region and the Moving Image

    • 261 Pages

    This book explores the history of Cornwall‘s picturing on screen, from the earliest days of the moving image to the recent BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark books. Drawing on art history to illuminate the construction of Cornwall in films and television programmes, the book looks at amateur film, newsreels and contemporary film practice as well as drama.
    It argues that Cornwall‘s screen identity has been dominated by the romantic coastal edge, leaving the regional interior absent from representation. In turn, the emphasis on the coast in Cornwall‘s screen history has had a significant and ongoing economic impact on the area.New research with an innovative approach, looking at amateur film and newsreels alongside mainstream film and television.  Will appeal to both the academic and the more general reader.

    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.


    Endorsement:
    ‘.. rock solid. Her eclectic multi-disciplinary approach is just right for the subject. […] The chapter outline is impressive and comprehensive’
    Professor Helen Taylor, University of Exeter

    List of Figures
    Preface
    Introduction: A Journey into Cornwall
    1 Landscape, Region and the Moving Image
    2 The Outsider and the View: Travel, Tourism and Film
    3 Screen Fictions
    4 The ‘Real’ Cornwall
    5 A Different View
    Notes
    Filmography
    Television Programmes
    Bibliography
    Index

     

     

    Rachel Moseley is Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, where she is presently Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory Research. She has published widely on questions of identity in film and television.

    ISBN
      • 261 Pages