Next Train's Gone!: Will Hay: An Alternative View of British National Identity by Amanda J Field

Next Train's Gone!: Will Hay: An Alternative View of British National Identity

byAmanda J Field

Kobo ebook | March 24, 2015

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In the 1930s, British film producers and critics championed the idea of ‘quality’ pictures - thoughtful, intelligent films that would project a particular and positive view of Britain. The result was to drive a wedge between ‘national’ cinema (which reflected middle-class values) and ‘popular’ cinema (which reflected the working-class values of the majority of cinema audiences). ‘Popular’ became a term of abuse, particularly directed at comedies, whose roots often lay in music-hall. A very different image of Britain emerges from these comedies, as this insightful analysis of two Will Hay films - Oh Mr Porter (1937) and Ask a Policeman (1939) reveals.
Title:Next Train's Gone!: Will Hay: An Alternative View of British National IdentityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Andrews UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909183814

ISBN - 13:9781909183810

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