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White Fathers Hear Dark Voices? John Grierson and British Colonial Africa at the End of Empire

The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

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...An enduring claim made about pioneering British documentaries such as Drifters and Housing Problems is that they extended the scope of realist representation within British cinema by eschewing middle-class protagonists and making...

Introduction

Kate Taylor-Jones

Kate Taylor-Jones is Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at The University of Sheffield, UK. She has published on topics including colonial Japanese and Korean cinema, cinema and landscape in East Asia, and domestic violence and the sex trade. She is author of Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers (2013); and editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She is co-editor with Fiona Handyside of International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the 1946 film Hurrah! For Freedom!/Jayu manse, a man hides away in a windowless room, lovingly painting an image of the Korean flag (Figure 1). The subsequent narrative follows the bravery, loyalty and commitment that the freedom...

Lost and Found: Children in Indigenous Australian Cinema

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The lost child figure in Australian cinema has always been white. See, for example, Peter Pierce, The Country of Lost Children: An Australian Anxiety (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999); Elspeth Tilley, ‘The Lost-Child Trope...

Legacy of Empire

Kate Taylor-Jones

Kate Taylor-Jones is Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at The University of Sheffield, UK. She has published on topics including colonial Japanese and Korean cinema, cinema and landscape in East Asia, and domestic violence and the sex trade. She is author of Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers (2013); and editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. She is co-editor with Fiona Handyside of International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, Transnational Contexts (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As discussed in the previous chapters, how the colonies and Japan have individually remembered the Imperial period is as complex as the Empire itself. Until Japan accepts (and atones) for her Imperial past, relations with her former...

Representations 1920–50

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Like a magic parchment, the cinema, by the strength of its luminous rays, will radiate into the world ideas of justice, liberty, and fraternity that will allow men to live in a better world, more favourable to the free development...

Representations 1890–1920

The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...The invention and development of cinema as an industry occurred during the first era of modern globalisation (1880–1914): a period characterised not only by the rise of consumer culture, large-scale industrialisation and the acceleration...

‘GO The Way the Material Calls You’

The Projection of Britain : A History of the GPO Film Unit

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Basil Wright completed The Song of Ceylon at the GPO Studio in Blackheath in late 1934. The project carried over from the EMB Film Unit after the demise of the Empire Marketing Board in 1933. However, instead of the four educational...
...An earlier version of this paper was presented at the ‘Cinema and Everyday Life’ workshop at the Society for Cinema Studies Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 26 May 2001. I wish to thank Robert C. Allen, Richard Maltby and Melvyn Stokes...

‘Those Days Are Over’

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Mike Leigh has described his own ‘general tendency or instinct’, when creating a new film, ‘to dish up something that’s different to what went before.’Amy Raphael, ed., Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh. London: Faber and Faber, 2008, 226...

The Griersonian Influence and Its Challenges: Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong (1939–73)

The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

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...The development of official British film-making in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong after 1939 was influenced by a division which emerged between a ‘Colonial Office’ (CO) and a ‘Griersonian’ approach to such endeavours. The phrase ‘CO...