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Ealing Revisited
by Mark Duguid Melanie Williams Keith Johnston Lee Freeman

RRP €28.40

Ealing Revisited
by Author Name Mark Duguid, Melanie Williams, Keith Johnston, Lee Freeman

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List Price:28.40
Format: Paperback, 245 x 189 x 21mm, 304pp
Publication date: 30 Oct 2012
Publisher: BFI Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781844575107

Description

Ealing Revisited provides a major reappraisal of one of British cinema's best-loved institutions, Ealing Studios. During its heyday, Ealing produced a string of classic comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The Ladykillers (1955), but there is much more to Ealing than these films, as this volume of new writing on the studio shows. Addressing both known and less familiar aspects of Ealing's story, its films, actors and technicians, the contributors uncover what has gone unexplored, or unspoken, in previous histories of the studio, and consider the impact that Ealing has had on British cultural life from the 1930s to the present. Listed in the Independent on Sunday's Cinema books of 2012 http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/ios-books-of-the-year-2012-cinema-8373713.html

Contents

Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Introduction: Revisiting Ealing 1 A Lad, a Lass and the Loch Ness Monster: The Pre-History of Ealing Steve Chibnall 2 Inside Ealing: The Evidence of the Aileen and Michael Balcon Collection Janet Moat 3 Pen Tennyson: Balcon's Golden Boy Martin Carter 4 The People's War: The Making of Ealing Andrew Roberts 5 From Tinsel to Realism and Back Again: Balcon, Ealing and Documentary Mark Duguid and Catherine McGahan 6 'Mild Revolution'?: Ealing Studios and the Political and Social Consensus Lee Freeman 7 Dark Shadows Around Ealing Robert Murphy 8 Selling Ealing Nathalie Morris 9 Georges Auric: Ealing's French Dressing Geoff Brown 10 Anthony Mendleson: Ealing's Wardrobe Wizard Catherine A. Surowiec 11 Kind Hearts and Campery: The Ealing Family Perverts Andrew Moor 12 That Ealing Feeling: 'Ealing Comedies' and Comedies 'made at Ealing' Tim O'Sullivan 13 Ambiguity and Achievement: Alec Guinness's Ealing Performances James Walters 14 Children of Ealing Colin Sell 15 Ealing's Australian Adventure Stephen Morgan 16 'Who'll pay for reality?': Ealing, Dreams and Fantasy Josephine Botting 17 A Feminine Touch? Ealing's Women Melanie Williams 18 'A riot of all the colours in the rainbow': Ealing Studios in Colour Keith M. Johnston 19 Against the Grain: Kenneth Tynan at Ealing Charles Barr 20 The Legacy of Ealing Dylan Cave Notes Michael Balcon's Ealing Studios: A Filmography Index

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 100 black & white halftones