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Visions of England: Class and Culture in Contemporary Cinema

von Paul Dave
Sprache: Englisch.
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Visions of England: Class and Culture in Contemporary Cinema als Taschenbuch
Titel: Visions of England: Class and Culture in Contemporary Cinema
Autor/en: Paul Dave

ISBN: 1845202937
EAN: 9781845202934
Sprache: Englisch.

Juni 2006 - kartoniert - 205 Seiten


Paperback edition.


1. Preface
2. Introduction: British Cinema and Class: Pastoral Visions
3. The Upper Classes: The Heritage Film
4. The Middle Classes: Fairy Tales and Idylls
5. The Working Class: Elegies
6. The Underclass: Fantasy and Realism
7. The Lumpenproletariat; Countercultural Performances
8. The Problem of England: Aesthetics of the Everyday
9. Peculiar Capitalism: Occult Heritage
10. Epilogue.


Paul Dave is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of East London.


A genuinely groundbreaking book. Its subtle and perceptive account of class in a number of British films breathes new life into a key topic in British Cinema Studies. Steve Neale, author of Genre and Hollywood Visions of England moves delicately but incisively through significant contemporary political and cultural concerns that have engaged critics of media, culture, and politics in the last decades. At the center of the book is an examination of how social class is coded in films. The breadth of readings as well as the discussion of a wide range of popular and experimental films is astounding. A fascinating book and one of the best studies of national identity and cinema available. Marcia Landy, author of British Genres and Fascism in Film Visions of England reinvigorates class analysis in film studies, mirroring Kracauer and Benjamin in its sensitivity to film aesthetics and film scenarios. Delving into mainstream and obscure films alike, it offers something entirely different to celebrity-driven film gabble, dully-empirical accounts of audiences or high-theory shenanigans with little reference to the filmic-ness of film. Esther Leslie, author of Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant Garde Visions of England reinvents the study of British cinema with talent, intelligence, clearness and style through a sociological point of view that makes his work not only useful to cinephiles and searchers, but also for everyone who wishes to learn more about a revealing aspect of what constitutes the contemporary History of United Kingdom. Thierry Attard, Objectif Cinema Visions of England' is a very welcome addition to British Cinema Studies.' Cineaste 'The book covers and impressive range of films with in-depth analysis that fuels a thirst for a fuller reading of the films selected. David Archibald, CINEASTE Visions of England is a provocative and original exploration of Englishness, in particular English class, in contemporary cinema. Bolletino del CIRT

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