Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s

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The 1920s is a neglected period in British film history, yet this is a fascinating period in the cinema when, confronted with audiences' preference for the American cinema of Griffith and deMille, the British cinema-going public was being encouraged to ""buy British."" In this rigorous, illuminating exploration of the cultural construction of ""Britishness"" by the British film industry, Kenton Bamford investigates the image of nation and of British men and women that films projected, the class attitudes and values that ...

Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s 1999, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781860643583

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