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Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-1955How did the coming of colour change the British film industry? Unlike sound, the arrival of colour did not revolutionise the industry overnight. For British film-makers and enthusiasts, colour was a controversial topic. While it was greeted by some as an exciting development – with scope for developing a uniquely British aesthetic – others were deeply concerned. How would audiences accustomed to seeing black-and-white films – which were commonly regarded as being superior to their garish c…

Pretend You're In A War: The Who and the Sixties“A definitive tome for both Who fans and newcomers alike” – Q Magazine Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’re in a war.’ For a band as prone to furious infighting as it was notorious for acts of ‘auto-destructive art’ this could have served as a motto. Between 1964 and 1969 The Who released some of the most dramatic and confrontational music of the decade, including ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘My Generation’ and ‘I Can…

Read & Burn: A book about Wire Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical accident. Despite the fact that they had complicated and transformed that category almost before they’d begun, they seem never to have quite escaped the label. Be it punk, post-punk, or art-punk, critics have clung onto the p-word in an attempt to capture the essence of Wire…

Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-1955 by Street, Sarah published by British Film Institute (2012) Read & Burn is the first serious, in-depth appraisal of Wire, one of the most influential British bands to emerge during the punk era. If Wire were briefly a punk band, however, it was largely by historical accident. Despite the fact that they had complicated and transformed that category almost before they’d begun, they seem never to have quite escaped the label. Be it punk, post-punk, or art-punk, critics have clung onto the p-word in an attempt to capture the essence of Wire…

Hammer Films- A Life In Pictures: The Visual Story of Hammer FilmsLast year, several boxes of never-seen-before photos of Hammer Films productions was archived by Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey for the British Film Institute. Kinsey and the BFI were so impressed by the collection, that it was agreed the best should be published.Through these rare and mostly previously unseen images, Hammer Films – A Life in Pictures tells the visual story of Hammer’s output. You will be guided through this wonderful collection of photos by Kinsey himself,the celebrated author of H…

[(Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-1955 )] [Author: Sarah Street] [Nov-2012]Last year, several boxes of never-seen-before photos of Hammer Films productions was archived by Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey for the British Film Institute. Kinsey and the BFI were so impressed by the collection, that it was agreed the best should be published.Through these rare and mostly previously unseen images, Hammer Films – A Life in Pictures tells the visual story of Hammer’s output. You will be guided through this wonderful collection of photos by Kinsey himself,the celebrated author of H…

Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900-1955 (Bfi) by Sarah Street (2012-11-27)Last year, several boxes of never-seen-before photos of Hammer Films productions was archived by Hammer expert Wayne Kinsey for the British Film Institute. Kinsey and the BFI were so impressed by the collection, that it was agreed the best should be published.Through these rare and mostly previously unseen images, Hammer Films – A Life in Pictures tells the visual story of Hammer’s output. You will be guided through this wonderful collection of photos by Kinsey himself,the celebrated author of H…

Smiling in Slow MotionWritten between May 1991 and February 1994, and ending just two weeks before his death from an AIDS-related illness, Derek Jarman’s entries in Smiling in Slow Motion pick up where Modern Nature left off. Friends and enemies are reviewed as he races through his last years painting, filmmaking, gardening, and annoying his targets through his involvement in radical politics. Infused throughout with familiar honesty and wry humor, Smiling in Slow Motion is a document of endeavor, remembrance, and …

The Hammer StoryFifty years ago, Hammer Films released The Curse of Frankenstein. The now-legendary British company went on to make such classics as Dracula (and its many sequels), making international stars out of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, changing the face of horror cinema, and inspiring a generation of Hollywood filmmakers, including George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton.Now, for the first time, Hammer have given their active backing to an authorised history of the company, and have provided…

Cinemas in Britain: A History of Cinema ArchitectureDespite an uneven history in terms of its popularity, the cinema continues to play an important role in British culture and cinema buildings are a vital part of communities across the country. This fascinating book is a comprehensive examination of the history of the cinema building in Britain, from its 19th-century origins right up to the present day. The earliest cinemas were little more than shop conversions or basic rectangular rooms. However, as popularity of film-going grew in the World Wa…