The British working class in postwar film pdf epub fb2

The British working class in postwar film by Philip Gillett pdf epub fb2

The British working class in postwar film Author: Philip Gillett
Title: The British working class in postwar film
ISBN: 0719062586
ISBN13: 978-0719062582
Other Formats: docx lrf rtf lit
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Manchester University Press (March 6, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1534 kb
Size EPUB version: 1751 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




An incidental pleasure of watching a film is what it tells us about the society in which it is made. Using a sociological model, The British working class in postwar film looks at how working-class people were portrayed in British feature films in the decade after the Second World War. Though some of the films examined are well known, others have been forgotten and deserve reassessment. Original statistical data is used to assess the popularity of the films with audiences.With its interdisciplinary approach and the avoidance of jargon, this book seeks to broaden the approach to film studies. Students of media and cultural studies are introduced to the skills of other disciplines, while sociologists and historians are encouraged to consider the value of film evidence in their own fields. This work should appeal to all readers interested in social history and in how cinema and society works.