Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781905816002 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781905816019 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Picture Perfect

Landscape, Place and Travel in British Cinema Before 1930

Laraine Porter and Bryony Dixon

Picture Perfect
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Laraine Porter and Bryony Dixon

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143 pages | 9-1/10 x 6-1/5 | © 2007
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781905816002 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781905816019 Published March 2007 For sale in North and South America only
The British cinema has drawn extensively on our national landscapes. Filmmakers have explored the entrenched myth of an idyllic rural tradition, intimately bound up with a popular definition of national heritage. Conversely, within a documentary-realist framework, they have looked at the contemporary urban aesthetic, derived partly from a Victorian tradition of social investigation.
 
The fifth in a series of volumes from the annual British Silent Cinema Festival held in Nottingham (and the first to be published by Exeter), this collective study offers an original treatment of the relationship between pre-1930 cinema and landscape. The Nottingham festival from which this collection derives brought together a group of leading specialists – practitioners, academics and individual researchers – who between them provide a detailed investigation into the national cinema before the sound era.
Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements

Introduction
   Alan Burton and Laraine Porter

Location, Location, Location: The Sixth British Silent Cinema Weekend
   Bryony Dixon

On Location in Edwardian Britain: Urban and Rural Violence
   Tony Fletcher

The Marketing of Landscapes in Silent British Cinema
   Paul Moody

Narrative and Pictorialism in Post-Pioneer Hepworth Films
   Simon Brown

Pastoral Transformations in 1920s British Cinema
   Christine Gledhill

'The Plucky Girl' and the 'Pigeon to Pluck': Characters, Locations and Entertainment Forms in Rogues of London
   Judith Cowan

Trainers and Temptresses: The British Racing Drama
   Judith McLaren

The First Cameraman in Iceland: Travel Film and Travel Literature
   Ivo Blom

The Anglo-Boer War in North London: A Micro-Study
   Ian Christie

'Everyone's Doing the Riviera' Because 'It's So Much Nicer in Nice'
   Amy Sargeant

The City of the Future
   Patrick Keiller

Cooperation and the Contestation of Public Space
   Alan Burton

Billy Merson's Monologue: Blighted My Life
   Michael Eaton

Index
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