Don't Look Now : British Cinema in the 1970s
While postwar British cinema and the British new wave have received much scholarly attention, the misunderstood period of the 1970s has been comparatively ignored. Don't Look Now uncovers forgotten but richly rewarding films, including Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now and the films of Lindsay Anderson and Barney Platts-Mills. This volume offers insight into the careers of important filmmakers and sheds light on the genres of experimental film, horror, rock and punk films, as well as representations of the black community, shifts in gender politics, and adaptations of television comedies. The contributors ask searching questions about the nature of British film culture and its relationship to popular culture, television, and the cultural underground.
- Paperback | 280 pages
- 178 x 229 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
- 12 Jul 2013
- Intellect Books
- Bristol, United Kingdom
'The essays in this highly stimulating collection reveal, clearly and persuasively, just how diverse, energetic and imaginative British cinematic creativity was during this rather maligned decade... In shining a bright light into one of the remaining dark corners in British cinema history Don't Look Now is a welcome and extremely valuable contribution to the field.' 'Long overdue for a closer look, this volume provides a comprehensive, wide-ranging and stimulating range of new scholarship on British cinema and television in the 1970s.'
About Dr. Paul Newland
Paul Newland is a lecturer in film studies in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at Aberystwyth University.