The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s

Before Journey's End

Authors: Napper, L.

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This book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s. It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade.

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Lawrence Napper is Lecturer in the Film Studies department of Kings College London, UK. His previous work includes British Cinema and Middlebrow Culture in the Interwar Years.

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“This is a well-written, well-researched book. … Napper’s The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s: Before Journey’s End is highly recommended for graduate students and professionals in the areas of Film History, Communications and Cultural Studies. It stands on its own as an invitation to reexamine the culture of understanding interpretations of film.” (Erwin F. Erhardt, III, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Issue 2, December, 2016)



'Napper challenges assumptions and allows the reader to understand the films discussed on their own terms, and in their own context, allowing them to emerge fresh, stripping away the sometimes crusty layers of critical prejudice and neglect. Both scholarly and accessible, Napper's book is a significant achievement that really brings the culture of 1920s Britain, and its remarkable cinema, to life. A fascinating work by one of the leading scholars of British silent cinema.' - Michael Williams, University of Southampton, UK

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s
Book Subtitle
Before Journey's End
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37171-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230371712
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-37170-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35079-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 234
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