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  1. Strands of realism : the instructional, the narrative and the poetic in British cinema, 1929-2003


    URL/Identifizierer http://arrowprod.lib.monash.edu.au:8080/vital/access/manager/Repository/monash:5888
    Identifizierer alternativhttp://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/7598 
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberHildebrandt, Melinda
    Verleger Monash University, School of Literary, Visual and Performance Studies
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2003
    Umfang 316 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Dokumentarfilm; Großbritannien
    Beschreibung "In his article, "Britain's Outstanding Contribution to the Film': The Documentary-Realist Tradition', Andrew Higson argues that the documentary movement in Britain splintered into three discernible types of documentary: the instructional (John Grierson), the story or narrativised form (Alberto Cavalcanti,
    Hairy Watt), and the poetic (Humphrey Jennings). Higson goes on to identify these strands as prototypes of realism that have continued in one form or another across the subsequent generations of realist film-making in Britain, namely, the wartime era, Free Cinema and the New Wave. In this thesis I will examine the persistence of these strands as they occur within the major eras of realism mentioned above, and continue the triumvirate account of British realism into the contemporary period, particularly in the work of Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and Terence Davies. I will argue that while realism in British cinema keeps 'reinventing itself across successive generations, key distinguishing characteristics persist. Aside from the continuation of the instructional, narrative and poetic strands of realism over time, this thesis will also engage with what I see as the defining themes of each era, such as the relationship between socio-historical shifts and the ways in which each generation of British realism seeks to reinforce or 'revolt' against previous conventions or eras. The use of working-class 'types' within the British realist tradition, the evolution of a specifically British realist aesthetic, the relationship between realist modes and the creation of a specifically British
    national identity and the shift from the 'public gaze' of documentary realism to the private realm of psychological realism are the key points of discussion." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturLiterature review; Introduction; 1 The Documentary Film Movement. The origin of the strands; 2 The wartime era. Realism to the fore: criticism or consensus?; 3 The New Wave. The psychology and mythology of the individual; 4 Contemporary British Realism. Politics, satire and memory in the work of three directors; Conclusion. Persistence and change in British realist cinema; Filmography; Bibliography
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte
    RVK FWAP 44930
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Britische Inseln>>; Europa, Westeuropa>>England und Wales>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1930 - 1939>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1940 - 1949>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1950 - 1959>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1960 - 1969>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1980 - 1989>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1990 - 1999>>; 21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>2000 - 2009>>
    SpracheEnglisch