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'Millions Like Us'?

'Millions Like Us'?

British Culture in the Second World War

  • Author: Nick Hayes,Jeff Hill
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: 9780853237631
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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This collection of essays brings together the latest historical research on cultural production and reception during the Second World War. Its starting point is how this war was presented to, and understood by, contemporaries and how they differentiated it from earlier conflicts. Although this was particularly noticeable in the construction of ideas of inclusiveness and commonality where ‘the people’ pulled together to secure victory and a socially equitable peace, the essays also seek to explore the diversity of institutional and personal experiences. Essays look at major national institutions and industries such as the recently formed BBC, the culturally diverse and rapidly expanding commercial press, and the British film industry. The collection explores the role of the individual agent, with studies on established writers and composers, and how each related to the collective rationales of wartime.

Millions Like Us

Millions Like Us

Women's Lives in the Second World War

  • Author: Virginia Nicholson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141969741
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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In 1942 Cora Johnston is grieving over the death of her young husband, torpedoed in the Atlantic; Aileen Morris is intercepting Luftwaffe communications during the siege of Malta - and Clara Milburn, whose son was captured after Dunkirk, is waiting, and waiting ... We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women - in the Services and on the Home Front - demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. In Millions Like Us Virginia Nicholson tells the story of the women's war, through a host of individual women's experiences. She tells how they loved, suffered, laughed, grieved and dared; how they re-made their world in peacetime. And how they would never be the same again ...

Launder and Gilliat

Launder and Gilliat

  • Author: Bruce Babington
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719056680
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 246
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Analyses the achievement of one of the central partnerships in British film history

Intermodernism

Intermodernism

  • Author: Kristin Bluemel
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688560
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 264
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

The Galilee Story

The Galilee Story

  • Author: Lowell Tarling
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304831930
  • Category:
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A State of Play

A State of Play

British Politics on Screen, Stage and Page, from Anthony Trollope to The Thick of It

  • Author: Steven Fielding
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1849669805
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present.

British Cinema and the Second World War

British Cinema and the Second World War

  • Author: Robert Murphy
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826478979
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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The author provides a decade-by-decade analysis of every film ever made in Britain about World War II. It provides a comprehensive account of how Britain has portrayed the war through films.

Movie Greats

Movie Greats

A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

  • Author: Philip Gillett
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1847886159
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 240
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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.

Did I Say That?

Did I Say That?

A Theologian Confronts the Hard Questions

  • Author: John L. McKenzie
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1606080466
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 226
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He did indeed say the acerbic, insightful, original, candid and frequently seemingly outrageous things in this long-awaited book. For this is one of America's top theologians come down from the ivory tower of scholarship to deal with the moral and ecclesiastical problems of everyday life in the crisp, colorful, and jargon-free style that have made John L. McKenzie one of the most widely read and highly regarded Catholic writers of our day. One of the few things Father McKenzie is not famous for is pulling his punches. When he talks about the problems of evil in modern life his indictments shy away from no sacred cows. His outspoken criticism of authority in the church, of ecclesiastical repression of personal and academic freedom have not necessarily made him friends in high places but they have influenced many. His tremendous depth of scriptural knowledge illuminates all his writing without ever slipping over to the pedantic. Best of all, his passionate concern for people and for the authentic message of the Gospels, is converted and focused onto the major moral problems which openly or covertly subvert the quality of contemporary Christian life--as it is lived very much in this world.