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Empire and Film

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Description for Empire and Film Paperback. In this volume 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 imperialism, to moments of decolonization and the ending of formal imperialism in the post-Second World War. Editor(s): Grieveson, Lee; MacCabe, Colin. Series: Cultural Histories of Cinema. Num Pages: 304 pages, biography. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1QDB; 3JJ; APF; HBJD1; HBLW; HBTB. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 174 x 235 x 19. Weight in Grams: 630.
'This important new volume reconstructs the forms of production, distribution and exhibition of films made in and about the colonies. It then ties them to wider theoretical issues about film and liberalism, spectacle and political economy, representation and rule. The result is one of the first volumes to examine how imperial rule is intimately tied to the emergence of documentary as a form and, indeed, how the history of cinema is at the same time the history of Empire.'
BRIAN LARKIN, Barnard College

'This superb collection of new scholarship shows how cinema both communicated and aided the imperialist agenda ... Read more

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About Lee Grieveson
LEE GRIEVESON is Director of Film Studies at University College London. COLIN MACCABE is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and Associate Director of the London Consortium.

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