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From Flea-Pit to Multiplex

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...Compared to the gloomy days of the 1980s when admissions sunk to an all-time low of 54 million in 1984, British cinemagoers were enticed back to see films during the 1990s and cinema admissions generally rose year-on-year, bar two minor...

Change is going to come

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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... to identify with the sitcom style heroes Eddie (Nick Moran), Tom (Jason Flemyng), Soap (Dexter Fletcher) and Bacon (Jason Statham). Throw in a smattering of classic cars, the surprise ‘acting’ debut of former footballer Vinnie Jones,...

Introduction

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...British cinema in the 1990s enjoyed something of a renaissance after the bleak nadir of the 1980s. Hit films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral (1993) and The Full Monty (1997) punched above their weight at the box office; Trainspotting...

End of the decade – boom or bust?

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...Source: Nielsen EDI, BFI The Stats: An overview of the film, television, video and DVD industries 1990-2003By the mid- to late 1990s British cinema seemed to be not only on the road to recovery but showing signs of good health. The efforts...

The film production boom in Britain

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

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...There can be little doubt that film production in the UK experienced a much sought-after boom after the low point in 1989 when only 30 films were produced. The rise in the number of titles was generally uneven but led to 128 titles...

Culturally diverse

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

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...Glancing at the top British films in the 1990s one would be hard pressed to match the vision portrayed on the screen with the multi-cultural make-up of the audience flocking back into cinemas, particularly in the large cities. According...

It’s a Lottery

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...On 19 November 1994, 22 million UK television viewers witnessed 49 bouncing balls being rotated wildly by a machine known as Guinevere as the first-ever National Lottery draw organised by The National Lottery’s operator Camelot took place...

The Hangover From the 1980s

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...When screenwriter Colin Welland triumphantly waved his Oscar aloft and declared that: ‘The British are coming,’ at the 1982 Academy Awards, having just bagged the Best Original Screenplay for Chariots of Fire (UK, 1981) which also won Best...

Think Global, Act Local

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...While the decade saw the government and representatives from the British film industry working out ways of improving film production in Britain, the world media marketplace went global. Technological advances in digital telecommunications...

Typically British

Eddie Dyja

Eddie Dyja was editor of BFI Film and Television from 1995 to 2005. He now works as a freelance writer and editor and has contributed to Rough Guide to Film and screenonline, and has compiled an online directory of films for children called Now Showing 3. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying British Cinema: The 1990s

Auteur, 2010

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...If ever a can of worms was worth opening then defining what constitutes a British film would be worth the effort, if only to witness the wriggling spectacle of definitions. For the average cinema-goer a British film is a usually a matter...