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Laura Mayne


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

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... Read More about Sixties British Cinema Reconsidered.

Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema (2019)
Book
Farmer, R., Mayne, L., Petrie, D., & Williams, M. (2019). Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema. Edinburgh University Press

An in-depth reassessment of the nature and significance of British cinema and the British film industry during the 1960s. Over half a century on, the 1960s continue to generate strong intellectual and emotional responses – both positive and negati... Read More about Transformation and Tradition in 1960s British Cinema.

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.

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