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The Resource British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960, Marcia Landy

British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960, Marcia Landy

Label
British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960
Title
British genres
Title remainder
cinema and society, 1930-1960
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Landy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unprecedented survey of British cinema from the 1930s to the New Wave of the 1960s, Marcia Landy explores how cinematic representation and social history converge. Landy focuses on the genre film, a product of British mass culture often dismissed by critics as "unrealistic," showing that in England such cinema subtly dramatized unresolved cultural conflicts and was, in fact, more popular than critics have claimed. Her discussion covers hundreds of works--including historical films, films of empire, war films, melodrama, comedy, science-fiction, horror, and social problem films--and reveals their relation to changing attitudes toward class, race, national identity, sexuality, and gender. Landy begins by describing the status and value of genre theory, then provides a history of British film production that illuminates the politics and personalities connected with the major studios. In vivid accounts of the films within each genre, she analyzes styles, codes, and conventions to show how the films negotiate history, fantasy, and lived experience. Throughout Landy creates a dynamic sense of genre and of how the genres shape, not merely reflect, cultural conflicts.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landy, Marcia
Dewey number
302.23/43/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.G7
LC item number
L36 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Film genres
  • Motion picture plays, English
  • Motion pictures
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • ART
  • Film genres
  • Motion picture plays, English
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Great Britain
Label
British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960, Marcia Landy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 503-520
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-533) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. Empire, War, and Espionage Films
  • CHAPTER FOUR. The War Film in War and Peace
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Woman's Film
  • CHAPTER SIX. Tragic Melodramas
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Family Melodramas
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Film Comedies
  • CHAPTER NINE. Horror and Science Fiction
  • CHAPTER TEN. The Social Problem Film
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author{u2019}s Note
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE. British Cinema History
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Historical Film
Control code
889252427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (592 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691008363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
24 illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7393z2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252427
Label
British genres : cinema and society, 1930-1960, Marcia Landy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages 503-520
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-533) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. Empire, War, and Espionage Films
  • CHAPTER FOUR. The War Film in War and Peace
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Woman's Film
  • CHAPTER SIX. Tragic Melodramas
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Family Melodramas
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Film Comedies
  • CHAPTER NINE. Horror and Science Fiction
  • CHAPTER TEN. The Social Problem Film
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Frontmatter
  • Filmography
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author{u2019}s Note
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE. British Cinema History
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Historical Film
Control code
889252427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (592 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691008363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
24 illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7393z2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252427

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