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This book takes a broad perspective and analyses the ways in which the British film industry has dealt with women and their...

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Exact title of the book
Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know
Book author
Sue Harper
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
272 pages
Language
English
Published
September 14th 2000 by Bloomsbury Academic
File size (in PDF)
1088 kB
Women in British Cinema: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

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This book takes a broad perspective and analyses the ways in which the British film industry has dealt with women and their creativity from 1930 to the present. The first part of the book deals comprehensively with different historical periods in British film culture, showing how the 'agency' of production company, director, distribution company or scriptwriter can bring about new patterns of female stereotyping. The second part looks at the input of women workers into the film process.

It assesses the work of women in a variety of roles: directors such as Wendy Toye and Sally Potter, producers such as Betty Box, scriptwriters such as Clemence Dane and Muriel Box, costume designers such as Shirley Russell and Jocelyn Rickards, and editors and art directors. This is a polemical book which is written in a lively and often confrontational manner. It uses fresh archival material and takes energetic issue with those explanatory models of film analysis which impose easy answers onto complex material.