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British Cinema in the 1950s: An Art in Peacetime Neil Sinyard

British Cinema in the 1950s: An Art in Peacetime

Neil Sinyard

Published June 28th 2003
ISBN : 9780719064890
Paperback
220 pages
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This book offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lackluster period of the British cinema. Twenty writers contribute essays that rediscover and reassess the productions of the Festival of BritainMoreThis book offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lackluster period of the British cinema. Twenty writers contribute essays that rediscover and reassess the productions of the Festival of Britain decade, during which the vitality of wartime film-making flowed into new forms. Topics covered include genres such as the B-film, the war film, the womans picture, the theatrical adaptation and comedy- also social issues such as censorship and the screen representation of childhood.