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The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph$
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Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632893

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.001.0001

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Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical Dilemmas

Chapter:
(p.249) 6 Ethical Dilemmas
Source:
The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph
Author(s):

Alan Burton

Tim O'sullivan

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.003.0007

In many of their films Dearden and Relph sought to dramatise ethical dilemmas and contradictions which they identified as characteristic of post-war British society. This chapter explores four films, emotional melodramas which focus on characters confronting acute ethical and moral issues. The films deal with nationalism and post-war identity, the politics of terrorism, the limits to religious faith and belief and the ethics of ‘brainwashing’ and modern psychology.

Keywords:   Basil Dearden, Michael Relph, Ethical melodramas, Anglo-German post-war relations, Irish Nationalism, Fundamental religious belief, ‘Brainwashing’

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