The Resource English heritage, English cinema : costume drama since 1980, Andrew Higson

English heritage, English cinema : costume drama since 1980, Andrew Higson

Label
English heritage, English cinema : costume drama since 1980
Title
English heritage, English cinema
Title remainder
costume drama since 1980
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Higson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In English Heritage, English Cinema, Andrew Higson moves the debate on heritage cinema in important new directions. Firstly, he demonstrates that there were many more Br̀itish' costume dramas than have usually been taken into account in discussions of heritage cinema, and describes the typical subject matter, themes, and stylistic characteristics of these films. Secondly, he explores the major concerns of the critical debate about heritage cinema, arguing that the ambivalence of the films themselves and the richness of the reception process necessarily produces a range of often incompatible interpretations of the same films. Thirdly, he looks at the ways in which the costume drama production trend was funded, marketed, and exhibited, noting in particular the development of crossover appeal, and the involvement of American capital and specialist distribution companies
  • Finally, he looks in detail at two key films, Howards End and Elizabeth, and at their production, distribution, exhibition, and critical reception." "The book is based on extensive empirical research but is written in an accessible and jargon-free style. As well as dealing with a specific production trend, it also raises more general questions about genre, national cinema, the relations between commercial and cultural interests, and the processes of reception and interpretation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43/58
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H5
LC item number
H54 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Label
English heritage, English cinema : costume drama since 1980, Andrew Higson
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-276) and index
  • Filmography: p. [262]-267
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Contents
1. The English Heritage Film in the 1980s and 1990s: Mapping the Field -- 2. Critical Reception: Heritage, Ambivalence, and Interpretation -- 3. The Commercial Context of the Heritage Film: Home Affairs -- 4. American Commercial Interests in the Heritage Film -- 5. Case Study I: Howards End (1992) -- 6. Case Study II: Elizabeth (1998) -- Select Filmography: Br̀itish' Costume Dramas of the 1980s and 1990s -- Table: The Contribution of Women to the Writing, Producing, or Directing of Br̀itish' Costume Dramas of the 1980s and 1990s
Control code
000024147905
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 282 p.
Isbn
9780198182931
Lccn
2002038185
Other physical details
ill.
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.b28677262
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50761161
  • rm28677262

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