British social realism : from documentary to Brit-grit.

By: Lay, Samantha.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: 15; Short cuts series.Publisher: London; New York : Wallflower, 2002Description: 134 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781903364413.Subject(s): Film, Television and Radio | Social realism-Great Britain | Motion pictures-Great Britain-History | Documentary films-Great Britain-HistoryDDC classification: 791.430942LAY
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British Social Realism: From Documentary to Brit Grit details and explores the rich tradition of social realism in British cinema from its beginnings in the documentary movement of the 1930s to its more stylistically-eclectic and generically-hybrid contemporary forms. Samantha Lay examines the movements, moments and cycles of British social realist texts through a detailed consideration of practice, politics, form, style and content, using case studies of key texts including Listen to Britain, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Letter to Brezhnev, and Nil By Mouth. The book considers the challenges for social realist film practice and production in Britain, now and in the future.