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Published: 01 April 2011

204 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719064531

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Anthony Asquith

Tom Ryall

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • This is the only sustained critical study of Asquith
  • Covers a range of contextual material on British cinema in various stages of its history - the silent era, the 1930s, the war and post-war period
  • Asquith made a significant contribution to wartime British cinema, and was responsible for the definitive adaptation of Oscar Wilde - 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1951)
  • Deals with a number of issues in Film Studies, art versus popular cinema, middlebrow art, genre cinema, notions of national cinema, the theatre/film relationship, and 'international' or 'mid-Atlantic' film

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