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Attractions, tricks, and fairy tales: Visual and theatrical culture in the Brit-Lit film, 1896–1907

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In 1897, The Phonoscope, a trade magazine “devoted to Scientific and Amusement Inventions Appertaining to Sight and Sound,” took a breathless moment to imagine the future of motion pictures in an interview with its hero, Thomas A....

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

A.L. Kennedy

A.L. Kennedy was born in Dundee. She lived for almost 30 years in Glasgow and now stays in North Essex. She has won a variety of UK and international book awards, including a Lannan Award, the Costa Prize, The Heinrich Heine Preis, the Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rees Prize. She has twice been included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. Her recent books include The Blue Book (2011); Doctor Who: The Drosten's Curse (2015); Serious Sweet (2016) and The Little Snake (2018). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the Akademie der Kunst. She also writes for the stage, screen, TV and has created an extensive body of radio work including documentaries, monologues, dramas and essays. She also performs occasionally in one person shows and as a stand up comic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The British Film Institute, 2020

Focused Study

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...Winston Churchill hated The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and tried to have it banned when it was released in 1943. But Martin Scorsese, a champion of directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, considers it a masterpiece. It’s...

Introduction

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In A Matter of Life and Death (1946), one of several Powell-Pressburger masterpieces of the 1940s, the history of canonical British literature figures centrally as evidence of Great Britain’s continuing and future relevance on the world...

Mean Streets

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Post-Easy Rider (1969), Scorsese and his New Hollywood contemporaries found themselves in a climate receptive to liberty and daring. Scorsese was advised by mentor John Cassavetes to extricate himself from producer Roger Corman...

Internationalizing the Brit-Lit film: Hollywood and the world film market, 1920–27

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Early cinema’s tenuous status dictated to a large degree the nature of the new art form’s relationship to literature. If the cinema needed literature to justify its cultural value, then literary films could hardly have been expected...

The Brit-Lit film after film, 1979–2015

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In March of 2007, The New York Times announced the intentions of independent producer Vincent Newman to make a 100-million-dollar adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost.Michael Joseph Gross, “It’s God vs. Satan. But what about...

“Crude, Vicious, and Lascivious Entertainments”: The rise of the Brit-Lit feature film, 1907–20

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter covers the Brit-Lit film from 1907, in the early days of the nickelodeon era, to about 1920, in the midst of the silent feature film era. In doing so, it relies on and seeks to expand influential arguments about the development...

The empire strikes back: Britain’s reclamation of Brit-Lit, 1939–57

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Throughout the 1930s, Hollywood continued its Brit-Lit appropriations through its “British” films,“British” in inverted commas is H. Mark Glancy’s useful term for American films set in Britain: See Glancy, When Hollywood Loved Britain...

Traditions and revolutions: The Brit-Lit film, 1957–79

Greg M. Colón Semenza

Greg M. Colón Semenza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include How to Build a Life in the Humanities (2015), The English Renaissance in Popular Culture (2010), Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic Career in the Humanities (2005; 2nd ed. 2010), Milton in Popular Culture (2006), and Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance (2004). He has published numerous essays on film and adaptation and is now working on a book about Powell and Pressburger’s wartime films. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bob Hasenfratz

Bob Hasenfratz is Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, USA. His books include Reading Old English (2005/11), Ancrene Wisse (2001), and Beowulf Scholarship: An Annotated Bibliography 1979-1990 (1993). He has written articles on medieval literature and culture and edits the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of British Literature on Film, 1895–2015

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Although by the 1950s US producers had largely scaled back their reliance on British literary source material (see above, pp. 234–6), the international Brit-Lit film still had the cultural capital to dominate the Academy Awards well...

Brushes with Great Directors

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was Catch Us If You Can in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conclusions

Faber & Faber Ltd, 2020

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...Federico Fellini I got to know Fellini through working with Marcello Mastroianni on Leo the Last. Marcello was his surrogate in 8½. I love the scene where he says to the critic, ‘I suppose you like films where nothing happens. Well, in my...