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Field, Amanda J

Next Train's Gone!

Field, Amanda J - Next Train's Gone!, ebook

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In the 1930s, British film producers and critics championed the idea of ‘quality’ pictures - thoughtful, intelligent films that would project a particular and positive view of Britain. The result was to drive a wedge between ‘national’ cinema (which reflected middle-class values) and ‘popular’ cinema (which reflected the working-class values of the majority of cinema audiences). ‘Popular’ became a term of abuse, particularly directed at comedies, whose roots often lay in music-hall. A very different image of Britain emerges from these comedies, as this insightful analysis of two Will Hay films - Oh Mr Porter (1937) and Ask a Policeman (1939) reveals.

Keywords: Film Studies, Will Hay, Oh Mr Porter, Ask a Policeman, British film comedy, British film studios, British national identity, music-hall

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Short Takes Film Studies
Page amount
29 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781909183803

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