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Published: 01 May 2012

288 Pages | 42 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719079085

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The British Film Institute, the government and film culture, 1933-2000

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Christophe Dupin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The British Film Institute is central to film culture in Britain - through its archive, its venues on London's Southbank, its publications, its activities as film distributor and video publisher, and in film education nationwide
  • The history of this key British institution has never been told before
  • The book is timely
  • The shake-up in arts funding and the impending amalgamation of the BFI with the UK Film Council has put the spotlight on the historic and contemporary role of support for the arts
  • The book is wide ranging in scope - not just about the BFI but 75 years of British cultural life (for instance the film societies, the film archive movement, the much-loved MOMI etc)
  • Interesting for both historians and film students, scholarly but very readable

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