European film culture in the inter-war period has long been celebrated for fosterign the first wave of avant-garde filmmaking. But many studies have focused upon France, Germany and the Soviet Union, ignoring the activity of the film industry in Britain. This is the first book-length study of a number of currents which opposed mainstream filmmakin and which championed film as an intellectual, modern art. It traces the growth of new apporaches to film through exhibition and writing on cinema, and looks at how this cultural formation shaped filmmaking. As such, it takes an interdisciplinary approach in which a study of independent filmmaking in this era is firmly placed within a cultural context, linking the ways in which films were presented, received and produced.
|Place of Publication||Exeter|
|Publisher||University of Exeter Press|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|