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Author Lay, Samantha.

Title British social realism : from documentary to Brit-grit / Samantha Lay
Published London : Wallflower, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  791.43655 Lay/Bsr  AVAILABLE
Description 134 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Series Short cuts ; v. 15
Short cuts (London, England) ; 15
Contents 1. Social realism in the British context -- 2. Critics, audiences, quality -- 3. The documentary movement and social realism -- 4. 1950s and 1960s: social problems and kitchen sinks -- 5. 1970s and 1980s: towards a social art cinema -- 6. 1990s and beyond: contemporary social realism
Summary "British Social Realism details and explores the rich tradition of social realism in British cinema from its beginnings in the documentary movement of the 1930s to its more stylistically-eclectic and generically-hybrid contemporary forms. Samantha Lay examines the movements, moments and cycles of British social realist texts through a detailed consideration of practice, politics, form, style and content, using case studies of key texts including Listen to Britain, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Letter to Brezhnev, and Nil By Mouth. In discussing the work of many prominent realist film-makers, the book considers the challenges for social realist film practice and production in Britain, now and in the future."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes filmography and bibliographical references
Subject Documentary films -- Great Britain -- History.
Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History.
Social realism -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 1903364418 paperback