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Published: 27 March 2003

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719064890

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British Cinema in the 1950s

A celebration

Ian Mackillop and Neil Sinyard

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers a startling re-evaluation of what has until now been seen as the most critically lacklustre period of the British film history
  • Covers a variety of genres, such as B-movies, war films, women's pictures and theatrical adaptations; as well as social issues which affect film-making, such as censorship
  • Includes fresh assessment of maverick directors; Pat Jackson, Robert Hamer and Joseph Losey, and even of a maverick critic Raymond Durgnat
  • Features personal insights from those inidividually implicated in 1950s cinema; Corin Redgrave on Michael Redgrave, Isabel Quigly on film reviewing, and Bryony Dixon of the BFI on archiving and preservation
  • Presents a provocative challenge to conventional wisdom about 1950s film and rediscovers the Festival of Britain decade

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