A Mirror for England: British Movies from Austerity to Affluence (BFI Silver 2nd New edition)

A Mirror for England: British Movies from Austerity to Affluence (BFI Silver 2nd New edition)

By: Raymond Durgnat (author)Paperback

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Raymond Durgnat'sclassic study of how themiddle-class view of life as expressed in British cinema transformed our understanding of British films and also opened some disturbing new insights into a national character by whose enigmas and contradictions we have so long been fascinated. Includes a newforeword by Kevin Gough-Yates.

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RAYMOND DURGNAT (1932-2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2002), a second edition of which has also published in the BFI Silver series. KEVIN GOUGH-YATES Film historian. He is considered the authority on European film-makers in Britain and has written extensively about them. His published interviews and retrospectives in the early 1970s were the first to bring the work of the British director Michael Powell to wider critical attention.


Foreword to the 2nd Edition KEVIN GOUGH-YATES Introduction Where We Come In When is a British Film a British Film? Meaning Cut Meaning Critic: Judge or Accomplice? PART I: THE STATE OF THE NATION The British Constitution Good Irresolutions Trouble at t'Mill PART II: CROSS SECTIONS The Nine Lives of Colonel Blimp Pigs in the Middle Journey to the Edges of the Working-Class Odds and Bods PART III: POINTS OF VIEW Left, Right and Centre And so, as the Sun Sets slowly, We Bid Adieu Tunes of Bogey Gangrene-British Style Standing up for Jesus Bloody Foreigners PART IV: OUR GLORIOUS HERITAGE History is Bunk The Impotence of Being Earnest The Doctored Documentary PART V: THE AGE OF ACQUIESCENCE System as Stalemate Dance to your Daddy Stresses and Strains My Famous Last Word is my Bond God Bless Captain Vere Hard Conscience and Nonconformity The Glum and the Guilty Laugh and Lie Down Love in a Damp Climate The Lukewarm Life PART VI: ROMANTICS AND MORALISTS Between Two Worlds A Gothic Revival Terence Coloured Shammerteurism Flesh and Fantasy The English Moralists Have Scalpels-Will Travel Suspended Animation Lists References Bibliography Filmography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781844574537
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2011
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781844574537
  • weight: 650
  • ISBN10: 1844574539
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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