British Silent Cinema and The Great War

TitleBritish Silent Cinema and The Great War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsHammond, Michael, and Michael Williams
Number of Pages197
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityBasingstoke, UK
Abstract

This book presents a unique insight into an extraordinary period of European history that had far-reaching significance for British cinema and for the way history itself is represented. The work collected in this volume draws from the best knowledge, enthusiasm and critical insight of leading scholars, archivists and historians specialising in British cinema. The editors are experts in the field of British silent cinema; in particular, its complex relationship to the Great War and its afterimage in popular culture. As the Great War continues to fade from living memory, it is a significant task to look back at how the cinema industry responded to that conflict as it unfolded, and how it shaped the war's memory through the 1910s and 1920s.

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