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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...

The Influence of Television and Theatre

Ken Dancyger

Ken Dancyger is the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production. He conducts screenwriting forums and workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. A past chair of Undergraduate studies in the Department of Film and Television at NYU, he is currently Professor of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Technique of Film and Video Editing : History, Theory, and Practice

Focal Press, 2013


... The Influence of Television and Theatre j h TELEVISION No post-war change in the entertainment industry was as profound as the change that occurred when television was introduced. Not only did televi- sion provide a home entertainment...

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


...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


...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


...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


...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...
...Cinematic representations of rape foreground the gendered power dynamics inherent in the film medium's institutional structure. While feminist criticism has long pointed out the problematic position of women both on-screen...
...In Campion's world, desire always places women in danger — whether the desire is their own or someone else's. The danger, desire, and sex in Jane Campion's In the Cut (Australia/US/UK, 2003) begins with Frannie, the protagonist played...

Auteur Theory in Britain

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007


...The British critical context: Movie magazine The British authorship debate, as it emerged in the magazine Movie in the 1960s, was formulated rather differently because of historical factors specific to British culture. British critical...