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Film England

Author : Andrew Higson
ISBN : 9781848854543
Genre : Performing Arts
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Andrew Higson demonstrates how a variety of Englishnesses have appeared on screen since 1990m, and surveys the genres and production modes that have captured those representations. He examines several contemporary 'English' dramas that embody the transnationalism of contemporary cinema, from 'Notting Hill' to 'The Constant Gardener'.

British Cinema Of The 90s

Author : Robert Murphy
ISBN : 0851707637
Genre : Performing Arts
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British Cinema of the 90s has been both saluted as a significant cinematic renaissance and derided as the glossiest of a long sequence of false dawns. In either case it has become clear that the terms of discussion have changed considerably with new developments in production leading to a big increase in films being made. A need therefore exists for an overview of the industry in the 1990s as well as an account of the changing images of Britain on the big screen. Systematically examining all major aspects of British cinema, the contributors deal with box office successes like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, The Full Monty and Trainspotting as well as critically acclaimed films such as Under the Skin and Love is the Devil. Drawing upon a range of experts, the book explores such issues as the role of distribution and exhibition, the Americanization of British film culture, the difficulties of British films in getting theatrical release, Hollywood and Europe, the impact of youth-oriented cinema, the heritage film, and changing representations of sexuality and ethnicity. This book provides the only up-to-date overview of the 1990s for everyone interested in contemporary British cinema. British Cinema of the 90s has been both saluted as a significant cinematic renaissance and derided as the glossiest of a long sequence of false dawns. In either case it has become clear that the terms of discussion have changed considerably with new developments in production leading to a big increase in films being made. A need therefore exists for an overview of the industry in the 1990s as well as an account of the changing images of Britain on the big screen. Systematically examining all major aspects of British cinema, the contributors deal with box office successes like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bean, The Full Monty and Trainspotting as well as critically acclaimed films such as Under the Skin and Love is the Devil. Drawing upon a range of experts, the book explores such issues as the role of distribution and exhibition, the Americanization of British film culture, the difficulties of British films in getting theatrical release, Hollywood and Europe, the impact of youth-oriented cinema, the heritage film, and changing representations of sexuality and ethnicity. This book provides the only up-to-date overview of the 1990s for everyone interested in contemporary British cinema.

Colour Films In Britain

Author : Sarah Street
ISBN : 1844573125
Genre : Performing Arts
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Colour Films in Britain is the first nationally-focused study of colour style and technology. Unlike the coming of sound, colour did not revolutionise the film industry overnight, and charting the British experience of colour offers fascinating insights into the complex network of issues that accompany the introduction of new technologies. This book reveals how the introduction of colour into British film was controversial - greeted by some as an exciting development with scope for developing a uniquely British aesthetic, while others feared its impact on audiences accustomed to seeing black-and-white films that were frequently praised as being superior. Yet many British inventors and filmmakers were captivated by the possibilities created by colour, exploiting different processes and producing films that demonstrated remarkable experimentation and quality. Beautifully illustrated by stills from a range of important short and feature films and with analyses of many celebrated and lesser known films including The Open Road, The Glorious Adventure, This Is Colour, Blithe Spirit, This Happy Breed, Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, The Tales of Hoffmann and Moulin Rouge, this book details the unique contribution of the many British technicians and directors who negotiated their way through the various economic, technical and aesthetic challenges posed by colour in the first half of the twentieth century. A new history of British cinema is mapped - a history in which colour played an important role throughout several decades. The book includes a Technical Appendix by Simon Brown, providing further details of the large number of colour processes highlighted in the book.

Strictly Between Us

Author : Jane Fallon
ISBN : 1405917679
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Rumours, secrets and lies. It's all in a day's work. Tamsin and her best friend Michelle have been inseparable since they were teenagers. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle's handsome husband. So when Tamsin hears a rumour that Patrick is having an affair, she is furious. Unwilling to ignore it, Tamsin plots a scheme to catch Patrick in the act, using her assistant Bea as live-bait. It should be fool proof. After all, Tamsin can trust Bea with anything. From her daily coffee order to fetching her dry-cleaning, writing reports and doing all the filing - Bea does everything with a smile on her face. Except Tamsin never considered Bea might have her own agenda. And if she does, then Tamsin really needs to watch her back . . . Praise for Strictly Between Us 'I raced through this beautifully written, thoughtful and exciting story, alternately cringing and cheering as things veer further off-piste after nail-biting moments I defy anyone to predict. I didn't like it, I loved it' Daily Mail 'A smart, edgy and cautionary tale of friendship and fidelity' Sunday Mirror 'A deliciously edgy read full of double-dealings and divided loyalties' Good Housekeeping 'A fast-moving, clever and genuinely funny story filled with twists and turns' Closer 'Sassy, sharply observed' Woman & Home 'Fallon's characterisation is always spot-on and this book is no different, with well-drawn out characters and a tight plot that barrels along towards a brilliant climax' Press Association 'Another compelling twist of friendship, love and lies' Daily Record 'Sparkling and unpredictable' Elle 'Chick lit with an edge' Guardian 'A hilarious read' Bella 'Absorbing, entertaining and spiky tale full of twists, turns and ruthless double crossing' Daily Express 'A clever book that makes you laugh, makes you angry - and makes you wonder whose side you would take if it happened to you . . .' Woman 'I love Fallon, she's in a category all of her own - her books are great fun and her characters are fabulous, believable women who take no nonsense. The plot is so juicy: it's about trapping a cheating man and it's told from the points of view of two women who were friends, but one of them has developed an agenda all of her own. It's fun, clever, warm and utterly un-putdownable' Marian Keyes, Daily Mail 'A fast-moving, clever and genuinely funny story filled with twists and turns' Closer **** Heat 'Fallon's characterisation is always spot-on and this book is no different, with well-drawn out characters and a tight plot that barrels along towards a brilliant climax' Press Association Review 'Another compelling twist of friendship, love and lies' Daily Record 'Queen of chick lit Jane Fallon brings us another gripping novel of friendship, deceit and drama. She is at her edgy and entertaining best - definitely one to be passed around your girl squad!' OK Magazine

Asia S Cauldron

Author : Robert D. Kaplan
ISBN : 0812999061
Genre : Pacific Area
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From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world's Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, and author of bestseller The Revenge of Geography, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict. Over the last decade, the centre of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries' worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military build-up in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future. In Asia's Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and their implications for global peace and stability. One of the world's most perceptive foreign policy experts, explains how the region's unique geography fosters the growth of navies but also impedes aggression. To understand the future of conflict in East Asia, Kaplan argues, one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people. Part travelogue, part geopolitical primer, Asia's Cauldron takes us on a journey through the region's boom cities and ramshackle slums: from Vietnam, where the super-fuelled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital, Saigon, inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi, to Malaysia, where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western-style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society; and from Singapore, whose "benevolent autocracy" helped foster an economic miracle, to the Philippines, where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime. At a time when every day's news seems to contain some new story-large or small - that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea, Asia's Cauldron is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come.

On The Beach

Author : Nevil Shute
ISBN : 9780345311481
Genre : Fiction
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Following the outbreak of a devastating nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them. Reissue.

To Sir With Love

Author : E. R. Braithwaite
ISBN : 9781480457379
Genre : Fiction
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This classic schoolroom drama of a black teacher in London’s tough East End who triumphs over bigotry and ignorance to change the lives of his students forever was hailed by the New York Times as “a book that the reader devours quickly, ponders slowly, and forgets not at all” With opportunities for black men limited in post–World War II London, Rick Braithwaite, a former Royal Air Force pilot and Cambridge-educated engineer, accepts a teaching position that puts him in charge of a class of angry, unmotivated, bigoted white teenagers whom the system has mostly abandoned. When his efforts to reach these troubled students are met with threats, suspicion, and derision, Braithwaite takes a radical new approach. He will treat his students as people poised to enter the adult world. He will teach them to respect themselves and to call him “Sir.” He will open up vistas before them that they never knew existed. And over the course of a remarkable year, he will touch the lives of his students in extraordinary ways, even as they in turn, unexpectedly and profoundly, touch his. Based on actual events in the author’s life, To Sir, With Love is a powerfully moving story that celebrates courage, commitment, and vision, and is the inspiration for the classic film starring Sidney Poitier.

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