John Mills and British Cinema: Historical Memory and Identity in Western India, 1700-1960

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Although his film career extended from the early days of sound to the British New Wave and beyond, Sir John Mills is nonetheless remembered as the archetypal hero of the Second World War. Regarded as an English 'everyman', his performances crossed the class divide and, in his easy transition from below decks to above, he came to represent a newly democratic masculine ideal.But what was this exemplary masculinity and what became of it in the aftermath of war? John Mills and British Cinema asks how was it possible for an ...

John Mills and British Cinema: Historical Memory and Identity in Western India, 1700-1960 2006, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748621071

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