Item description for Fires Were Started: British Cinema and Thatcherism by Lester Friedman...
Fires Were Started is a provocative analysis of the responses of British film to the policies and political ideology of the Conservative governments of Margaret Thatcher and it represents an original and stimulating contribution to our knowledge of British cinema. This second edition includes revised and updated contributions from some of the leading scholars of British cinema, including Thomas Elsaesser, Peter Wollen and Manthia Diawara. The book discuss prominent filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway, Derek Jarman, Ken Russell, Nicolas Roeg and Stephen Frears, it also explores some lesser known but equally important territory such as the work of Black British filmmakers, the Leeds Animation Workshop and Channel 4's Film on Four. Films discussed include Distant Voices, Still Lives, My Beautiful Launderette, Chariots of Fire and Drowning by Numbers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 2006
Publisher Wallflower Press
ISBN 190476472X ISBN13 9781904764724
Availability 0 units.
More About Lester Friedman
Lester Friedman (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the author of Citizen Spielberg (University of Illinois Press), Fires Were Started (Wallflower Press), American Cinema of the 1970s (Rutgers University Press), and Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media (Duke University Press), among other publications.
Lester Friedman has an academic affiliation as follows - Hobart and William Smith Colleges.