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The Resource John Mills and British cinema : masculinity, identity and nation, Gill Plain

John Mills and British cinema : masculinity, identity and nation, Gill Plain

Label
John Mills and British cinema : masculinity, identity and nation
Title
John Mills and British cinema
Title remainder
masculinity, identity and nation
Statement of responsibility
Gill Plain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as an English 'everyman', his performances crossed the class divide and, in his easy transition from below decks to above, he came to represent a newly democratic masculine ideal. But what was this exemplary masculinity and what became of it in the aftermath of war? John Mills and British Cinema asks how was it possible for an actor to embody national identity and, by exploring the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, the book offers a new perspective on 40 years of cinema and social change. Through detailed analysis of a wide range of classic British films, John Mills and British Cinema exposes the shifting constructions of 'national' masculinity, arguing that the screen persona of the actor is a fundamental, and often overlooked, dimension of British cinema. Key Features: Provides the first critical examination of the film career of Sir John Mills. Uses contemporary feminist and gender theories to examine the body of the actor as a crucial dimension of the film text. Explores the concept of a 'national cinema' from an innovative new perspective. Provides stimulating new readings of key British films, including Forever England, The Way to the Stars, Great Expectations, Scott of the Antarctic, Hobson's Choice, Ice Cold in Alex, Tunes of Glory, The Family Way and Ryan's Daughter
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plain, Gill
Dewey number
791.43028092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN2598.M545
LC item number
P53 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mills, John
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion pictures
  • Nationalism in motion pictures
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Mills, John
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion pictures
  • Nationalism in motion pictures
  • War and motion pictures
  • Great Britain
Label
John Mills and British cinema : masculinity, identity and nation, Gill Plain
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
  • Includes filmography
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
A British Cagney? : cinema and self-definition in the 1930s -- Mills at war, 1940-45 : the nation incarnate? -- A cautionary note : great expeditions and the postwar world -- Dead men, angry men and drunks : post-traumatic stress and the 1950s -- The spectre of impotence : fathers, lovers and defeated authority -- Playing fool : comedy and the end of everyman
Control code
70699615
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748626618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786610501489
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1vvq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70699615
Label
John Mills and British cinema : masculinity, identity and nation, Gill Plain
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
  • Includes filmography
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
A British Cagney? : cinema and self-definition in the 1930s -- Mills at war, 1940-45 : the nation incarnate? -- A cautionary note : great expeditions and the postwar world -- Dead men, angry men and drunks : post-traumatic stress and the 1950s -- The spectre of impotence : fathers, lovers and defeated authority -- Playing fool : comedy and the end of everyman
Control code
70699615
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748626618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786610501489
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1vvq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70699615

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