The British film industry in the 1970s : capital, culture and creativity /
Sian Barber, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
xii, 221 p.
0230360955 (hbk.), 9780230360952 (hbk.)
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Houndmills, Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, c2013
0230360955 (hbk.)
9780230360952 (hbk.)
contents note
Introduction -- Film and cultural history -- Understanding the 1970s -- Film and government -- Funding innovation -- Movers and shakers -- Institutions and organisations -- The films -- Sunday bloody Sunday: authorship, collaboration and improvisation -- The go-between: the past, the present and the 1970s -- Confessions of a window cleaner: sex, class and popular taste -- Stardust: stardom, performance and masculinity -- Scum: institutional control and patriarchy -- The tempest: a brave new world of creative endeavor? -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-217).
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'A substantial analysis of British film-making in the 1970s that will make a thoughtful contribution to the field of British cinema studies.' - Andrew Spicer, University of the West of England, UK
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An exploration of the British film industry in the 1970s which includes a series of film case studies drawn from caches of archival evidence
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Throughout the 1970s the British film industry struggled to produce films which performed well at the box office and appealed to audiences. As a result, the decade has often been considered as one of the low points of British cinema. But was this really the case? Conventional film histories of the decade have emphasised key texts and specific genres, such as the Bond films, the Carry On series or low budget horror. Yet British cinema in this period offered a great deal more to audiences, and careful study of original documents demonstrates the diversity and variety of an industry, and a decade, typically perceived as limited and unimaginative. An examination of important material much of it newly discovered or previously under-used offers an insight into the industry in this decade while key case studies present a detailed picture of the eclectic, diverse and often challenging film culture of the period.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Film and Cultural Historyp. 4
Understanding the 1970sp. 15
Film and Governmentp. 23
Funding Innovationp. 38
Movers and Shakersp. 46
Institutions and Organisationsp. 59
Production, Genre and Popular Tastep. 68
Sunday Bloody Sunday: Authorship, Collaboration and Improvisationp. 77
The Go-Between: The Past, the Present and the 1970sp. 94
Confessions of a Window Cleaner: Sex, Class and Popular Tastep. 110
Stardust: Stardom, Performance and Masculinityp. 125
Scum: Institutional Control and Patriarchyp. 142
The Tempest: A Brave New World of Creative Endeavour?p. 160
Conclusionp. 177
Notesp. 184
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 218
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