British Popular Cinema
At a time when there is a growing popular and scholarly interest in British film, with new sources of funding and notable successes in world markets, this series explores the largely submerged history of the UK's cinema of entertainment.
The series rediscovers and evaluates not only individual films but whole genres, such as science fiction and the crime film, that have been ignored by a past generation of critics. Dismissed for decades as aberrations in the national cinema and anaemic imitations of American originals, these films are now being celebrated in some quarters as important contributions to our cinematic heritage.
This series offers the opportunity for both established cinemastes and new writers to examine long-neglected areas of British film production or to develop new approaches to more familiar territory, and their accessible writing style will make these insights perfect for a wide readership.