Britain Can Take it

Britain Can Take it : British Cinema in the Second World War

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This work charts Britain's reaction to World War II by examining 13 key films produced between 1939 and 1945, including the work of Noel Coward, George Formby, Leslie Howard and Carol Reed. The book is illustrated with stills from each film, and considers script, reviews and box office returns to place each in its social and political context. It also draws from official documentation - Home Intelligence reports, Mass-Observation files, Ministry of Information papers and British Board of Film Censors archives - to illuminate the relationship between the official propagandists and the film-makers at this time. This revised edition features two new chapters and a more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 168.1 x 240.3 x 22.6mm | 712.15g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 65 film stills, index
  • 0748605088
  • 9780748605088

Table of contents

Why we fight - "49th Parallel"; the Englishman's Englishman - "Pimpernel Smith"; raise a laugh - "Let George Do It"; "Careless talk costs lives" - "The Next of Kin"; "If the invader comes" - "Went the Day Well?"; mobilizing the past - "The Young Mr Pitt"; signs of the times - "Thunder Rock"; naval cavalcade - "In Which We Serve"; England, their England - "Fires Were Started"; the war documentarists won - "Western Approaches"; our American cousins - "The Way to the Stars"; wartime British cinema audiences and the class system - the case of "Ship With Wings"; "Tunisian Victory"; more

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