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An Uncompetitive Cinema: The British Fiction Short Film in the 1960s (2017)
Journal Article
Mayne, L. (2018). An Uncompetitive Cinema: The British Fiction Short Film in the 1960s. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38(1), 116-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2017.1300000

This article offers a historical study of short films and their place in the British cinema programmes of the 1960s as a way of exploring the monopolistic practices which characterised the film industry during this period. Focusing on the short ficti... Read More about An Uncompetitive Cinema: The British Fiction Short Film in the 1960s.

Whatever happened to the British ‘B’ movie? Micro-budget film-making and the death of the one-hour supporting feature in the early 1960s (2016)
Journal Article
Mayne, L. (2017). Whatever happened to the British ‘B’ movie? Micro-budget film-making and the death of the one-hour supporting feature in the early 1960s. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 37(3), 559-576. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2016.1220765

The British ‘B’ movie had its heyday from the post-war period up until the early 1960s. ‘B’ movies were cheap feature films of around one-hour long which were shown along with ‘first’ features as part of cinema double-bill programmes. But by 1963, Br... Read More about Whatever happened to the British ‘B’ movie? Micro-budget film-making and the death of the one-hour supporting feature in the early 1960s.

Assessing Cultural Impact: Film4, Canon Formation and Forgotten Films (2014)
Journal Article
Mayne, L. (2014). Assessing Cultural Impact: Film4, Canon Formation and Forgotten Films. Journal of British cinema and television, 11(4), 459-480. https://doi.org/10.3366/jbctv.2014.0229

For over 30 years Channel 4 has supported more than 400 feature films through its production arm, Film4. However, despite the scale and variety of this contribution to British cinema, only a handful of these productions are regularly cited in print m... Read More about Assessing Cultural Impact: Film4, Canon Formation and Forgotten Films.