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British Film Design

A History

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British Film Design by Laurie N. Ede
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"British Film Design" is about the things that you see when you close your eyes and think of British cinema: Dr. No's Hideaway, the buffet of 'Brief Encounter', Vera Drake's parlour, Hogwarts School...and a thousand other visions of British films. This book is also about the people who have created those visions. The physical environments of films are made by Production Designers/Art Directors. Their efforts have tended to go unnoticed by cinema audiences. "British Film Design" offers the first comprehensive historical survey of British art direction. It takes a chronological journey through British film design, starting with the efforts of the film 'primitives' of the silent era and ending with the modern day purveyors of part built/part computer generated 'blended design'. Certain themes recur en route. These include British cinema's obsession with realism; the Production Designer's continual struggle for recognition; and, influence from European artists and the benefits - and perils - of American finance. The book succeeds in expressing the joy of looking at films from inside out; seeing beyond the stars to recognise sets as silent players in the action.

Author Biography

Laurie N. Ede is a Principal Lecturer in Film, Media and Applied Writing at the University of Portsmouth.
Release date Australia
March 30th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
20 integrated bw illustrations
Imprint
I.B.Tauris
Pages
256
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9781848851085
Product ID
3945664

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