The recent development of British cinema provides a fascinating area of study, with a variety of film styles from the representation of social issues to star-led romantic comedies. Through detailed case studies, suggested schemes of work and student activities this teaching guide illustrates the different approaches to teaching British cinema with specific reference to post 16 education.
The guide includes:
The theoretical contexts to the study of British cinema, explained in an accessible style through summaries of key thinkers and application to particular examples: representation, ideology and national identity.
Questions of funding, distribution and exhibition, including the role of the Film Council and case studies on Working Title and FilmFour.
Case studies exploring the developments in themes and style of British cinema since 1990, focusing on social realism (examples include Dirty Pretty Things, Last Resort, In This World), British Asian cinema (examples include My Son the Fanatic, Bend it Like Beckham); and British cinema and institutions (examples include the films of Richard Curtis).
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|Original publication date||2005|
|Number of pages||92|