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Film and the end of empire / edited by Lee Grieveson and Colin MacCabe
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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 4th Floor  PN1993.5.G7 F485 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Great Britain. Colonial Film Unit -- History
Subject(s) Documentary films -- Political aspects -- Great Britain
Historical films -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Colonies -- Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war
Motion pictures in propaganda -- Great Britain
Imperialism in motion pictures
Physical Description xvi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction / Lee Grieveson -- Great Games: Film, History and Working-through Britain's Colonial Legacy / Paul Gilroy -- EMPIRE AT WAR. The Last Roll of the Dice: Morning, Noon and Night, Empire and the Historiography of the Crown Film Unit / Martin Stollery -- India on Film, 1939-47 / Richard Osborne -- Official and Amateur: Exploring Information Film in India, 1920s-40s / Ravi Vasudevan -- Who Needs a Witch Doctor? African Activists and the Re-imagining of Africa in the 1940s / Philip Zachernuk -- "Johnny Gurkha loves a party": the Colonial Film Archive and the Racial Imaginary of the Worker-warrior / Vron Ware -- FILM/GOVERNMENT/DEVELOPMENT. From the Inside: The Colonial Film Unit and the Beginning of the End / Tom Rice -- Images of Empire on Shifting Sands: the Colonial Film Unit in West Africa in the Post-war Period / Rosaleen Smyth -- The End of Empire: The Films of the Malayan Film Unit in 1950s British Malaya / Hassan Muthalib -- PROJECTING AFRICA. Projecting the Modern Colonial State: Mobile Cinema in Kenya / Charles Ambler -- Poverty and Development as Themes in British Films on the Gold Coast, 1927-57 / Gareth Austin -- Mumbo-jumbo, Magic and Modernity: Africa in British Cinema, 1946-65 / Wendy Webster -- Dislocations: Some Reflections on the Colonial Compilation Film / Laura Mulvey -- AFTERTHOUGHTS ON COLONIAL FILM. Notes on the Making of Black Balance: an Ongoing Film Essay on the Colonial Archive / Filipa C├ęsar -- The Repatriation of Jamaican Film Images / Franklyn St. Juste -- Undoing the Colonial Archive / Isaac Julien -- The Colonial Regime of Knowledge: Film, Archives and Re-Imaging Colonial Power / Anthony Bogues -- Perennial Empire: Its ends provide the means for national despotism in Lanka even today / Arjuna Parakrama -- Missing the End: Falsehood and Fantasy in Late Colonial Cinema / Francis Gooding
Summary "In these two volumes of original essays, scholars from around the world address the history of British colonial cinema stretching from the emergence of cinema at the height of imperalism, to moments of decolonization and the ending of formal imperialism in the post-Second World War"--Provided by publisher
NOTE 500133
Alternate Author Grieveson, Lee, 1969-
MacCabe, Colin

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