This book seeks to examine the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the course of the twentieth century. It takes the form of a series of linked essays which examine chronologically, thematically and by specific case studies of films, stars and genres the complexities and ambiguities in the process of evolution and definition of the national identity. It argues for the creation of a distinctive British national identity both in cinema and the wider culture. But it also assesses the creation of alternative identities both ethnic and regional and examines the interaction of cinema and other cultural forms (music, literature and television).
Series: Studies in Popular Culture
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.61