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Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered


Duncan Petrie

Melanie Williams


This collection of exciting new research on British cinema of the 1960s reconsiders and reframes the film culture that emerged from that tumultuous decade. Challenging assumptions around Sixties stardom, the book focuses on creative collaboration and the contribution of production personnel beyond the director, and discusses how cultural change is reflected in both film style and cinematic themes.

With perspectives and insights from established scholars and new critical voices, Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered draws on under-explored archival resources to explore four key research areas: stars and stardom; creative collaborations in filmmaking; developments in genre and film style; and how the cinema of the period both responded and contributed to social and cultural transformation in the 1960s.


Petrie, D., Williams, M., & Mayne, L. (Eds.). (2020). Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered. Edinburgh University Press

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2020
Publication Date 2020-03
Deposit Date Feb 28, 2020
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Pages 280
ISBN 9781474443883
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