Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2011

272 Pages | 30 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719083136

Bookseller Code (06)

The Food Companions

Cinema and consumption in wartime Britain, 1939-45

Richard Farmer

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Draws upon a range of sources, including Ministry of Food publications and detailed analysis of films and documentaries Demonstrates that food was a crucial element of the war, serving to link the people to the State and so gaining symbolic importance during a crucial period of British history Film and social policy are combined in a manner which allows one to shine a light on the other Makes a major contribution to our understanding of wartime British cinema, and would be of use and interest to students studying this period of British film history Accessibly written and illustrated with cartoons and film stills from the period

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