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...Large House In St John's Wood, London. Summer Day. Present Day. Bonnet of a Jaguar foreground. Jo is standing at the window, looking out. Reflected in the window pane demolition of buildings, tall skeletons of new constructions...

Far from Swinging London: Memories of Non-Urban Cinemagoing in 1960s Britain

Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones is Associate Professor in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. He has published widely on mid-century cinema audiences and science fiction film and television. He is the co-editor of Time Travel in Popular Media: Essays on Film, Television, Literature and Video Games (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema Beyond the City : Small-Town and Rural Film Culture in Europe

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...While British film production flourished during the 1960s, with both the gritty ‘kitchen sink’ dramas and the hedonistic ‘swinging London’ films drawing critical praise, film exhibition in the United Kingdom continued its steady decline...
...Catherine Breillat's powerful portrayals of heterosexual sex and female desire have earned her a prominent place in the group of directors that have come to be known as the “new French extremists.”James Quandt. “Flesh & Blood: Sex...

Aspects of British Editing from the 1950s Onwards

British Film Editors : “The Heart of the Movie”

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Freelancing became the normal mode of employment for British film editors in the latter part of the twentieth century. Rather than being assigned projects from the production schedule of the studio they worked for, editors were increasingly...

Part 5: 1984-9

Decades Never Start on Time : A Richard Roud Anthology

British Film Institute, 2014

Book chapter

...Decades Never Start on Time NOTE: The following documents are taken from Roud’s unfinished autobiographical project, Decades Never Start On Time, which would have been both a history of the new European cinemas of the 1960s, and a kind...

Boys Don't Get Raped

Rape in Art Cinema

Continuum, 2010

Book chapter

...Kimberly Peirce's 1999 film Boys Don't Cry (US) chronicles the last few weeks in the short life of Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena, a teenager from Nebraska who was born female; who, for these weeks and at other points in his life, lived...
...Since Welcometo the Dollhouse (US, 1996), a “painfully funny” portrait of adolescent hell in suburban New Jersey, Todd Solondz has challenged audiences and critics with his increasingly dark comedies. Happiness (US, 1998), Storytelling (US,...
...I wonder how men can get serious at all. They have this delicate long thing hanging outside their bodies, which goes up and down by its own will. First of all having it outside your body is terribly dangerous. If I were a man I would have...
...Quentin Tarantino and Pedro Almodóvar have both been identified with a hybrid cinema, characterized by the fact that a “prominence of any one genre may vary from one moment to the next.”Ira Jaffe. Hollywood Hybrids: Mixing Genres...
...I The question of rape is always the question of an event. The questioning of an event. The event as a question mark to which no answer can be finally, with finality, appended. The various problems that rape, in turn, poses to criticism...