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British Crime Film

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137005038

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fiction Presenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our changing attitudes towards class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Focusing on these key issues, British Crime Film examines strategies used by film makers in order to address more radical notions of society's decline. Spanning post-war crime cinema, from Green for Danger to Get Carter, from The Lady Killers to Layer Cake, from The Long Good Friday to Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, British Crime Film contextualizes the movies and identifies important and neglected works which will delight and intrigue film fans of this well-loved genre.
British Crime Film
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Barry Forshaw
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-20 - Publisher: Springer

A comprehensive social history of British crime film by the UK's principal expert on crime film and fiction Presenting a stunning social history of Britain through classic crime film, Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts on crime fiction and fiction, focuses on how crime films have portrayed our
British Crime Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Steve Chibnall, Robert Murphy
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-27 - Publisher: Routledge

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Studying the British Crime Film
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Paul Elliott
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-09 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Ever since its inception, British cinema has been obsessed with crime and the criminal. One of the first narrative films to be produced in Britain, the Hepworth’s 1905 short Rescued by Rover, was a fast-paced, quick-edited tale of abduction and kidnap, and the first British sound film, Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail
British Crime Film
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Barry Forshaw
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-20 - Publisher: Springer

Presenting a social history of British crime film, this book focuses on the strategies used in order to address more radical notions surrounding class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Spanning post-war crime cinema to present-day "Mockney" productions, it contextualizes the films and identifies important and neglected works.
Euro Noir
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Barry Forshaw
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-12 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books

Euro Noir examines the astonishing success of European fiction and drama which is often edgier, grittier and more compelling than some of its British or American equivalents, and provides a highly readable guide for those wanting to look further than the obvious choices. Euro Noir provides the perfect shopping list