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Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

John Orr


This book examines the neglected relationship between romanticism and modernism in British cinema from 1929 to the present day. Encompassing a broad selection of films, filmmakers and debates, it brings a new perspective to how scholars might understand and interrogate the major traditions that have shaped Britain's cinema history. The book identifies two prominent genres in the British template that often go unrecognised, the fugitive film and the trauma film, whose narratives have bridged the gap between romantic and modern forms. Here Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Ian Powell, Carol Reed and ... More

Keywords: romanticism, modernism, Britain, cinema, Hunger, filmmakers, fugitive film, trauma film, Terence Davies, Control

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640140
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Orr, author