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

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

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 29
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Chaplin Books
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781909183810 (DRM-EPUB)

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