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British Film Directors: A Critical Guide

Robert Shail


British national cinema has produced an exceptional track record of innovative, creative and internationally recognised filmmakers, amongst them Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell and David Lean. This tradition continues today with the work of directors as diverse as Neil Jordan, Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. This concise, authoritative volume analyses critically the work of 100 British directors, from the innovators of the silent period to contemporary auteurs. An introduction places the individual entries in context and examines the role and status of the director within British fi ... More

Keywords: British, Film, Directors, Cinema

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622306
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622306.001.0001


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Robert Shail, author

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