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Sound, studios, and censorship: The Brit-Lit film, 1927–39

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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...On the first weekend of December 1929 at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, something unexpected happened at two showings of Fox Follies, a musical review produced by 20th Century Fox—first a near riot and then an organized protest. On Saturday...

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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... that the current style of bobbed hair was not prevalent in her day.”The Moving Picture World, May 6, 1922, p. 87. Yes, one can only imagine the historically inaccurate “Pabst version” starring Louise Brooks. Such reviews might reinforce...

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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...

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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... is the Falstaffian older surrogate father-figure Bob (William Richert), whose heart is eventually broken when Scott, hearing of his father’s death, leaves the gang, falls in love with and marries a woman, and refuses to acknowledge his former...

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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... shot, showing Scrooge and Bob Cratchet at work on Christmas day at the office leads to a shot of Scrooge before his own door, where the knocker (though not shaped like a lion’s head as in the original novella) transforms into Marley’s face....

“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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... is an American soldier from Oregon, Bob Johnson, the “American abroad” so familiar from Hollywood’s “British” films. Most of the story actually occurs in the fictional country town of Chillingbourne, from whose main hilltop the Cathedral can...

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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... Coppola, Warren Beatty, Stanley Kubrick, Dennis Hopper, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, Bob Fosse, Robert Benton, Arthur Penn, John Cassavetes, Alan Pakula, Paul Mazursky, Bob Rafelson, Hal Ashby, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, and Richard Lester....