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The Horsey Mail

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

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...Flood event On the night of 12 February 1938, during a north-westerly gale, high waves were driven against the sand-hills of the east Norfolk coast with such force that they demolished 517 yards of the dunes at Horsey. Salt water poured...

‘A Poisonous Picture’

Howard Hawks : New Perspectives

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...The Big Sleep (1946), one of Howard Hawks’s most fondly remembered films, has acquired the status of a cinematic classic. Not only is it seen as a ‘quintessential’ film noir,Steve Neale, Genre and Hollywood (London: Routledge, 2000), p...

Our Glorious Heritage

Raymond Durgnat

Raymond Durgnat (1932–2002) was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema, among them Films and Feelings (1967), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1972), The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974), a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, and ‘A Mirror for England’ (2010) and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (2011) both republished in the BFI Silver series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Gough-Yates

Kevin Gough-Yates

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A Mirror for England : British Movies from Austerity to Affluence

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...History is Bunk Until about 1940 or so, British films occasionally deal with British history in a sombre, stoic and fairly realistic way. One thinks of such admirable productions of Michael Balcon’s as Tudor Rose (Robert Stevenson, 1936...

Festivals, Events and Players

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...A major development in the twenty-first century has been the rise of film festivals as showcases, marketplaces and cultural events. Like elsewhere in the world, Asian film festivals of all kinds are proliferating. They are prime cultural...

Politics: Feminist Praxis in Cultural Production

Melanie Bell

Writes: Celebrity Studies, Hollywood Cinema, British Cinema, British Film Institute Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Julie Christie

British Film Institute, 2016

Book chapter

...Christie returned to live in the UK in the mid-1970s, setting up home in a remote farmhouse in North Wales, a move widely reported in the British media as ‘A Simple Life for Julie’.‘A Simple Life for Julie’, Daily Mirror, 27 October 1980...

Genre/Nation: Cultural Commerce and Signature Narratives

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...In 2003 Walter Parkes, of DreamWorks and producer of The Ring, had this to say about contemporary Asian film:There is more access to Asian cinema now than probably at any other time in film history. It is in many ways becoming a world...