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British Crime Cinema : British Popular Cinema - Steve Chibnall

British Crime Cinema

British Popular Cinema

By: Steve Chibnall (Editor), Robert Murphy (Editor)

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Published: 29th April 1999
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Embracing both overlooked B movies and acknowledged classics, contributors trace the influence of the Hollywood gangster picture on its British counterpart, discussing the effect of film censors' hostility, and assessing the crime film's relationship to the British New Wave. Examining the subversion of feminine stereotypes in the underworld film, "British Crime Cinema" stresses the importance of the crime film in understanding masculinity in British cinema, and the shifting gender relations of postwar Britain.

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Parole Overduep. 1
The Censors and British Gangland, 1913-1990p. 16
Spin a Dark Webp. 27
Bibliographyp. 36
Outrage: No Orchids for Miss Blandishp. 37
Men, Women and Moneyp. 51
The Higher Heelp. 66
The Emergence of the British Tough Guyp. 81
Ordinary Peoplep. 94
Performancep. 110
p. 117
A Revenger's Tragedy Get Carterp. 123
Dog Eat Dogp. 134
Space in the British Crime Filmp. 148
Allegorising the Nationp. 160
From Underworld to Underclassp. 172
Filmography, 1939-1997p. 189
Indexp. 242
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ISBN: 9780415168700
ISBN-10: 0415168708
Series: British Popular Cinema
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 29th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.67  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1