The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

Edited by Brian McFarlane. Preface by Roy Ward Baker

Wallflower Press

The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

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Pub Date: September 2005

ISBN: 9781904764380

288 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: September 2005

ISBN: 9781904764397

288 Pages

Format: Hardcover

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The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

Edited by Brian McFarlane. Preface by Roy Ward Baker

Wallflower Press

A fresh, concise, but wide-ranging introduction and overview to British and Irish cinema, this volume contains 24 essays, each on a separate seminal film from the region. Films ranging from 1928 to 2002 are featured from directors such as John Boorman, Nicolas Roeg, Sally Potter and Jack Clayton. As well as discussions of genre and influences, The Cinema of Britain and Ireland includes in-depth studies of films such as Room at the Top (1958), The Italian Job (1969), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), Orlando (1992), and Sweet Sixteen (2002).
The contributors to this essay collection attest to its value... The cover a lot of ground here.David Marcou, British Heritage
A pleasure to read and is recommended to film buffs and novices alike.H-Albion
A page-turning smorgasbord of intelligent insights contributed by experts on the subject.Film Ireland

About the Author

Brian McFarlane is Honorary Associate Professor at Monash University. His books include The Encyclopedia of British Film (co-authored, 2003) and An Autobiography of British Cinema (1997).