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The British School Film

From Tom Brown to Harry Potter

Authors: Glynn, Stephen

  • Analyses cinematic representations of British secondary education from silent cinema to the present day
  • Uses British schools as an accessible institutional structure through which to explore wider issues such as class, gender and race
  • Features close textual analysis, production and reception histories
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Through close textual and contextual analysis of British films spanning a century, this book explores how pupils, teachers and secondary education in general have been represented on the British screen. The author addresses a number of topics including the nature of public (fee-paying) and state schooling; the values of special, single-sex and co-education; the role of male and female teachers; and the nature of childhood and adolescence itself. From the silents of Hitchcock to the sorcery of Harry Potter, British cinema’s continued explorations of school life highlights its importance in the nation’s everyday experience and imaginary landscape. Beyond this, the school film, varying in scope from low-budget exploitation to Hollywood-financed blockbusters, serves both as a prism through which one can trace major shifts in the British film industry and as a barometer of the social and cultural concerns of the cinema-going public. This applies especially for gender, race and, in all senses, class.

About the authors

Stephen Glynn has taught in British secondary schools for over thirty years and is currently an Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University. He has published widely on British cinema, including Palgrave’s The British Pop Music Film: The Beatles and Beyond (2013)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The School Film: A British Genre?

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 3-18

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  • The Early Public School Film (1900–1945)

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 21-55

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  • The Post-War Public School Film (1945–70)

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 59-121

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  • The Post-War State School Film (1945–70)

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 123-167

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  • The Contemporary School Film (1970–)

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 171-238

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eBook 76,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55887-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55886-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British School Film
Book Subtitle
From Tom Brown to Harry Potter
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55887-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55887-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55886-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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