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dc.contributor.authorTurvey, Gerry
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-29T07:29:09Z
dc.date.available2021-07-29T07:29:09Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50267
dc.description.abstractThis book sheds new light on the under-researched period of early British cinema through an in-depth history of the British and Colonial Kinematograph Company – also known as ‘B&C’– in the years 1908-1916, the period when it became one of Britain’s leading film producers. It provides an account of its films and personalities, and explores its production methods, business practices and policy changes. Gerry Turvey examines the range of short film genres B&C manufactured, including newsworthy topicals and comics, and series dramas, and how they often drew on the resources of urban Britain’s existing popular culture – from cheap reading matter to East End melodramas. He discusses B&C’s first open-air studio in East Finchley, its extensive use of location filming, and its large, state-of-the-art studio at Walthamstow. He also investigates how the films were photographed and ‘staged’, their developing formal properties, and how the choice of genres shifted radically over time in an attempt to seek new audiences.
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesExeter Studies in Film Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNT Media, information & communication industries::KNTC Cinema industryen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AP Film, TV & radio::APF Films, cinemaen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DB British Isles::1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherfilm; cinema; cinematography; media; Britain; melodrama; spectacle; history; Britishen_US
dc.titleThe B&C Kinematograph Company and British Cinemaen_US
dc.title.alternativeEarly Twentieth-Century Spectacle and Melodramaen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.47788/SGOE1157en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy8997c8ff-5e93-42a0-99b3-3ed1ff2e7d62en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781905816651en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781905816668en_US
oapen.pages448en_US
oapen.place.publicationExeteren_US


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