The British Cinema Book

September 17, 2009

Editor: Robert Murphy

Edition: Third

Publisher: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 452

Price: £60.00 and £18.99

ISBN: 97818445762 and 55

This collection has become the standard reference work for writing on British cinema and brings together a wealth of expertise, covering the full 110 years or so of its history. The updated version benefits from new essays on previously neglected areas such as British Asian cinema in the 1990s and contemporary post-British cinema. It incorporates analyses of the films of directors such as Michael Winterbottom, Pawel Pawlikowski and Gurinder Chadha.

Who is it for? Anyone interested in a rich and diverse overview of British cinema from 1895 to the present day.

Presentation Forty-four chapters grouped into five sections. Contains a range of black and white images and the addition, for this third edition, of short film case studies in some chapters.

Would you recommend it? Yes. It provides a valuable introduction to the major concerns and key moments in British cinema history.

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