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Published: 01 April 2011

316 Pages | 18 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085666

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Karel Reisz

Colin Gardner

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • First career-length study of the seminal post-war 'British' director, including chapters on Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • First book to incorporate Film and Cultural Studies theory of the past twenty years into an analysis of Reisz's work
  • Specific focus on the impact of historical currents - i.e. the Suez Crisis and the formation of the New Left, the Vietnam War and the rise of the counter-culture - on the formal make-up of a filmmaker's art
  • Truly interdisciplinar, adroitly incorporating elements from film studies, critical theory, comparative literature, post-war British history, philosophy, cultural studies and psychoanalytic theory
  • Traces the impact of the Czech-born Reisz's films from Free Cinema to his television work with Samuel Beckett in 2002

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