Cinema of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales












British Cinema by era

Movies by Era:

1890-1919 1920-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-present

Black British Film

South Asian diasporic film

Alfred Hitchcock in the UK

James Bond Films

Hammer Films (UK)

Ealing Studios (UK)

Irish Cinema

British Film Noir
British War Films
TV Programs (for British TV)
MRC Documentary Classics videography (for works of British Documentary Movement)
Shakespeare Videography (for feature versions of Shakespeare made in Great Britain)

Bibliography of articles/books about UK/Irish cinema

England

1890-1919

Early British Film
Includes works of Cecil Hepworth; James Williamson, et al. See
Movies begin, a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914: vhs 999:1007; vhs 999:1008
What Do Those Old Films Mean?: Great Britain 1900-1912: along the Great Divide Video/C 1406:1

[Hepworth, Cecil]

Explosion of a Motor Car (1900)DVD 1098; Video/C 999:1008
How it Feels to be Run Over (1900)DVD 1098; Video/C 999:1008
Rescued by Rover (1905) DVD 1098; Video/C 999:1008

[Mitchell, Sagar and Kenyon, James] The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon
Over a century ago, filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon roamed England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales filming the everyday lives of people at work and at play. Their films begin with the bustling streets at home in Britain and the controversial war abroad and move on to show the British workers at leisure and enjoying sports. Presents the first ever crime reconstruction film and finally the success of Mitchell and Kenyon in the U.S. and the ultimate demise of their partnership. 176 min. DVD 3603

Mason, John. "The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon." History Today. London: May 2005. Vol. 55, Iss. 5; p. 77 (2 pages) UC users only
Mayhall, Laura E. Nym. "The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon: Edwardian Britain on Film." Victorian Studies. Bloomington: Spring 2006. Vol. 48, Iss. 3; p. 560 (3 pages) UC users only
Sargeant, Amy. "The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon." Journal of British Cinema & Television, 2005, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p356-357, 2pUC users only
Whalley, Robin; Worden, Peter. "Forgotten Firm: A Short Chronological Account of Mitchell and Kenyon, Cinematographers." Film History, Vol. 10, No. 1, Cinema Pioneers (1998), pp. 35-51 UC users only

[Williamson, James]

Attack on a China Mission (1900)DVD 1097; vhs Video/C 999:1007

The Big Swallow (1901)DVD 1097; vhs Video/C 999:1007

Fire (1901)DVD 109: vhs Video/C 999:1007

An Interesting Story (1905)DVD 1097; vhs Video/C 999:1007

Stop Thief (1901)DVD 1097; vhs Video/C 999:1007

1920-1929

British Avant-garde in the Twenties
Focuses on the burgeoning British avant-garde scene of the 1920s - an era of great formal experimentation influenced by the 'art' cinema of USSR and Germany. This compilation of rare, short films, some of which have not been seen for decades, features early work by Len Lye, Hans Richter and the entertaining Bluebottles - an H.G Wells scripted comedy starring husband and wife team Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester (best known for The Bride of Frankenstein). The varied films on this compilation represent the many distinct avant-garde styles of the period.".

Contents: Tusalava / Len Lye (1929) -- Crossing the Great Sagrada / Adrian Brunel (1924) -- Bluebottles / Ivor Montagu (1928) -- C.O.D-a mellow drama / Desmond Dickensen (1929) -- Everyday / Hans Richter (1929) -- Equation: X+X=0 / Robert Fairthorne/Brian Salt (1936). Video/C MM438

Hindle Wakes (UK, 1927)
Directed by Maurice Elvey. Cast: Estelle Brody, Norman McKinnel, Humberstone Wright, Marie Ault, John Stuart, Irene Rooke, Peggy Carlisle, B. Graham Soutten, Arthur Chesney, Gladys Jennings. Two factory workers decide to spend their holiday at Blackpool, where Fanny Hawthorne meets the son of a local factory owner. After they have an affair his family decides he must do the honorable thing and propose marriage to Fanny. A controversial ground-breaking film with scenes shot in the 1927 streets of Lancashire and Blackpool that have an astonishing documentary realism. 117 min. DVD X838

A Cottage on Dartmoor(Sweden / UK, 1929)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Norah Baring, Uno Henning, Hans Adalbert Schlettow. A tense, shocking thriller that evokes the early films of Alfred Hitchcock and the masterworks of Russian and German silent cinema. It opens with the escape of a prisoner from Dartmoor prison, and flashes back to show how a love triangle led him to jail. 87 min. DVD X1887
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Brooke, Michael. "More Hitchcock than Hitchcock." Sight & Sound; August 2008, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p84-84, 1p UC users only
Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)
Smith, Murray. "Technological determination, aesthetic resistance or "A Cottage on Dartmoor": goat-gland talkie or masterpiece?" Wide Angle, 1990, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p80-97, 18p
Von Logue Newth, Tom. "A Cottage on Dartmoor" Film International, 2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p72-73, 2p UC users only

Moulin Rouge (1929)
Directed by E. A. Dupont. Cast: Olga Tschechova, Eve Gray, Jean Bradin, George Treville, Marcel Vibert, Blanche Bernis. Portrays cafe society of Paris in the 1920's. A beautiful café actress finds that her daughter's fiancé has fallen in love with her. As a result of an auto accident, the young man finally reconsiders his affections and marries the daughter. 93 min. DVD X4483; vhs 999:3379
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Picadilly (UK, 1929)
Direced by E.A. Dupont. Cast: Anna Mae Wong, Jameson Thomas, Gilda Gray, Charles Laughton, Cyril Ritchard, Hannah Jones. "Just before making his talkie directorial debut with Atlantic, director E.A. DuPont dashed off the silent "backstage" drama Piccadilly. By the time the film was released in 1929, talking pictures had taken a firm hold of the British film industry, obliging DuPont to reshoot much of the picture with dialogue. American screen favorites Anna May Wong and Gilda Gray (the girl who popularized the "shimmy dance") head the cast, the former as Shosho, a dishwasher in the London nightclub where the latter, cast as dancer Mabel Greenfield, performs nightly. Jealous of Mabel's dancing partner Victor Smiles (Cyril Ritchard), club owner Wilmot (Jameson Thomas) fires Victor, whereupon business drops off dramatically. In desperation, Wilmot takes Shosho out of the kitchen and puts her on stage, where she scores a big success. Feeling threatened by Shosho, Mabel heads to her rival's apartment with blood in her eye. A shot rings out, Shosho falls dead, and Mabel is accused of murder. But during the trial, it turns out that Shosho was done in by her Chinese sweetheart Jim (Kim Ho Chang). In his first feature film appearance, Charles Laughton performs an outrageous bit as a rowdy night club patron; also seen in a minuscule role is young Ray Milland. The talkie version of Piccadilly wasn't released in the U.S. until 1932." (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide) 109 min. DVD 3597
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Books/articles about Anna May Wong

1930-1939

Films of the British Documentary Movement

British Avant-garde in the Thirties
Coming from a decade which saw the founding of British realism as well as a flourishing surrealist movement, the thirteen films in this collection reveal a diversity of aesthetics and politics. Different styles and genres jostle each other from Len Lye's magical advertisement of Shell Oil, The birth of the robot, to Norman McLaren's anti-war classic Hell Unltd, while Elton and Anstey's Housing problems points to the future format of the television documentary.

Contents: Song of Ceylon / director, Basil Wright; producer, John Grierson (1934, 38 min.) -- Bread / Kino Production Group (1934, 11 min.) -- Tell me if it hurts / director/producer, Richard Massingham (1934, 19 min.) -- Beyond this open road / director, B. Vivian Braun (1934, 10 min.) -- Coal face / director, Alberto Cavalcanti; producer, John Grierson (1935, 11 min.) -- Housing problems / director/producer, Arthur Elton (1935, 15 min.) -- The birth of the robot / director/producer, Len Lye (1935, 6 min.) -- A colour box / director, Len Lye; producer, John Grierson (1935, 3 min.) -- Camera makes whoopee / director/animator, Norman McLaren (1935, 18 min.) -- Hell unltd / directors/producers, Norman McLaren, Helen Biggar -- Love on the wing / director, Norman McLaren; producer, Alberto Cavalcanti (1938, 5 min.) -- N or NW / director, Len Lye (1938, 8 min.) -- Spare time / director, Humphrey Jennings; producer, Alberto Cavalcanti (1939, 14 min.). Video/C 9417

[Lye, Len]
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Borderline (UK, 1930)
Directed by Kenneth MacPherson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin. This experimental silent film, made in Switzerland by an independent British film company, is chiefly remembered as Paul Robeson's first film. Boldly blending Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, the film features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs. 63 min. DVD 7281
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Rome Express (1932)
Director, Walter Forde. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Joan Barry, Donald Calthrop, Finlay Currie, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Vosper. A fast paced British mystery set on the Paris-Rome express train in which a stolen painting leads to 91 min. vhs 999:3030
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Gemünden, Gerd. "Allegories of Displacement: Conrad Veidt's British Films." In: Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950 / edited by Tim Bergfelder and Christian Cargnelli. New York : Berghahn Books, 2008. (Full text available online [UCB users only])
Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)
Iles, Tony. "The Light of Other Days." Image Technology; Apr2006, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p43-43, 1p, 1 Map UC users only

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Director, Alexander Korda. Cast: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Donat, Binnie Barnes, Wendy Barrie. Portrays Henry VIII's various marriages beginning with the execution of Anne Boleyn. Includes his marriage to Jane Seymour and the birth of a male heir, his marriage to Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. 97 min. DVD X1656
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Actor (Charles Laughton)

Chapman, James "Merrie England: The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)." In: Past and present : national identity and the British historical film. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris; Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 C43 2005)
Crafton, Donald. "The portrait as protagonist: "The Private Life of Henry VIII."" Iris, Autumn 1992, Issue 14/15, p25-43, 19p
Harper, Sue. "Studying Popular Taste: British Historical Films in the 1930s." In: Popular European cinema / edited by Richard Dyer and Ginette Vincendeau. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.E8 P6 1992)
Iles, Tony. "The Light of Other Days." Image Technology; Apr2006, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p43-43, 1p, 1 Map UC users only
Ives, Eric. "Will The Real Henry VIII Please Stand Up?" History Today; Feb2006, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p28-36, 9p UC users only
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)
Street, Sarah. "Stepping Westward: The Distribution of British Feature Films in America, and the Case of The Private Life of Henry VIII." In: British cinema, past and present / edited by Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.B695 2000; PFA PN1993.5.G7.B695 2000)
Tashiro, Charles Shiro. "Fear and loathing of British cinema." Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film & Television, 1994, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p22-37, 16p
Walker, Greg. The private life of Henry VIII London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text online (UCB users only); print: MAIN: PN1997 .P769 2003)
Walker, Greg. "The roots of Alexander Korda: myths of identity and the international film." Patterns of Prejudice, 37:1, 3 - 25, 2003UC users only
Walker, Greg. The private life of Henry VIII / Greg Walker. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .P769 2003)
Walker, Greg. "The private life of Henry VIII." History Today; Sep2001, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p9, 7p UC users only
Walker, Greg. "The roots of Alexander Korda: myths of identity and the international film." Patterns of Prejudice, 37:1, 3 - 25, 2003UC users only
Wayne, Mike. "Constellating Walter Benjamin and British Cinema: A Study of The Private Life of Henry VIII." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 19 no. 3 (2002) p. 249-60
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Evil Mind (aka The Clairvoyant)(1934)
Director, Maurice Elvey. Cast: Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Jane Baxter, Ben Field, Mary Clare, Jack Raine, Margaret Davidge. A vaudeville con-man discovers he has the power to see the future, but only in the presence of the attractive young daughter of a big-time publisher. He exploits this talent, alienates his wife and is accused of indirectly causing a disastrous accident that he foresaw. 72 min. DVD X5679; vhs 999:3836
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The Private life of Don Juan(UK, 1934)
Directed by Alexander Korda. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.; Merle Oberon ; Benita Hume ; Bruce Winston ; Gina Malo. When Don Juan fakes his own death - only to find that he has promptly been forgotten - can a raven-haired beauty coax him back into the business? Based on the story by Henri Bataille. 87 min. DVD X1657
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Red Ensign (1934)
Directed by Michael Powell. Cast: Leslie Banks, Carol Goodner, Frank Vosper, Alfred Drayton, Donald Calthrop. With England's commercial fleet in decline, idealistic shipbuilder David Barr conceives a radical new ship design to revolutionize the industry. A ruthless rival will stop at nothing, even murder, to obtain Barr's top secret design. 69 min. DVD X100
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The Rise of Catherine the Great(UK, 1934)
Directed by Paul Czinner. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Elizabeth Bergner, Gerald du Maurier, Flora Robson, Irene Vanbrugh. Peek into the life of Catherine II, from the beautiful royal courts of 18th century Russia to her troubled marriage to Peter III (portrayed in nearly 'screwball' fashion). 94 min. DVD X1658
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The Scarlet Pimpernel(1934)
Directed by Harold Young. Cast: Leslie Howard, Joan Gardner, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey, Anthony Bushell, Nigel Bruce. An adaptation of the novel by Baroness Orczy in which a dashing dandy of the English court tries to defend innocent aristocrats from the violence of the French revolution. 95 min. DVD 4634
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Harper, Sue. "Studying Popular Taste: British Historical Films in the 1930s." In: Popular European cinema / edited by Richard Dyer and Ginette Vincendeau. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.E8 P6 1992)
Raskin, Richard. "From Leslie Howard to Raoul Wallenberg: The Transmission and Adaptation of a Heroic Model." p.o.v: A Danish Journal of Film Studies, vol. 28, pp. 85-104, 2009 Dec UC users only

Tiger Bay(1934)
Directed by J. Elder Wills. Cast: Anna May Wong, Henry Victor, Lawrence Grossmith, Margaret Yarde, René Ray. Anna May Wong plays the beautiful and heroic Liu Chang, dancer and proprietor of a rowdy cafe who fights to save a young woman from a gang of thuggish sailors. 70 min. DVD X5127
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Williams, Melanie. "'I'm not a lady!': Tiger Bay (1959) and transitional girlhood in British cinema on the cusp of the 1960s." Screen, Sep2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p361-372, 12p UC users only

First a Girl (1935)
Directed by Victor Saville. Cast: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Griffith Jones, Anna Lee, Alfred Drayton. A racy musical starring English songbird Jessie Matthews as a girl who leads a double life, pretending to be a boy who is a female impersonator at a famed Paris cabaret. She becomes an overnight sensation, but it also complicates her love life greatly. 93 min. 999:3144
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The Phantom Light (1935)
Directed by Lawrence Huntington. Cast: Binnie Hale, Gordon Harker, Ian Hunter, Donald Calthrop, Milton Rosmer. The disappearance of two lighthouse keepers on the coast of Wales is linked to the specter of a rogue beacon that lures freight ships to their destruction on the rocks. Two bickering sleuths must solve the mystery of the "Phantom Light" or become its next victims. 76 min. DVD X100
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Rembrandt (UK, 1936)
Directed by Alexander Korda. Cast: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman. In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn enjoys a full life until the sudden death of his wife. Bankrupt and bereft, he finds comfort in a pretty servant in his home. Can he summon the courage to overcome his demons or will tragedy continue to haunt 85 min. DVD 2194
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Claus, Horst. "Whose Film Is It? Alexander Korda's Adaptation of Carl Zuckmayer's Film Script Rembrandt" In: Text into image, image into text : proceedings of the interdisciplinary bicentenary conference held at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (the National University of Ireland) in September 1995 / edited by Jeff Morrison and Florian Krobb. Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN53 .T49 1997)
Hesling, Willem. "Artists Legends and the Historical Film. Alexander Korda's Rembrant (1936)." In: Perspectives on European film and history / Leen Engelen and Roel Vande Winkel (eds). Gent : Academia Press, [2007] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H5 .P47 2007)

Sanders of the River (1935)
Directed by Alexander Korda. Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. Special features: True Pioneer: the British films of Paul Robeson, a new video program with Paul Robeson Jr. and film historians Stephens Bourne and Ian Christie, including film clips from Song of freedom (1936), King Solomon's mine (1937), and Big Fella (1937). 87 min. DVD 7282
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Dunn, Kevin. "Lights...Camera...Africa: Images of Africa and Africans in Western Popular Films of the 1930s" African Studies Review , Vol. 39, No. 1 (Apr., 1996), pp. 149-175
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Wallace, Edgar Sanders of the river. London, Ward, Lock [1933] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6045.A327 S26 1933)

Jaikumar, Priya. "Realism and Empire." Cinema at the end of empire : a politics of transition in Britain and India / Priya Jaikumar. Durham : Duke University Press, 2006. pp: 111-115 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I8 J28 2006
Shaka, Femi Okiremuete. "The politics of cultural conversion in colonialist African cinema." Cineaction; 1995, Issue 37, p50-67, 18p

Things to Come (1936)
Directed by William Cameron Menzies. Cast: Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Ann Todd, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke. This screen adaptation by H.G. Wells, based on his novel. The Shape of things to come, is a science fiction fantasy about the world after a devastating war. 92 min. DVD 559; VHS 999:531
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The Edge of the World (1937)
Director, Michael Powell. Cast: Michael Powell, Eric Berry, Finlay Currie, Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie. Centers on the story of two families living in a fishing community in the Shetland Islands, who are forced to leave their homes when their waters are fished out. Special bonus: "Includes Powell's ... Return to the Edge of the world and his heartbreaking World War II short, An Airman's letter to his mother.". Filmed on location on the Outer Hebrides island of Foula. Special features on DVD X6398: "200,000 feet on Foula" read by Daniel Day Lewis; commentary by Ian Christie and Thelma Schoonmaker; "Return to the Edge of the world" (1978) in which Powell returns to the island forty years later; "St Kilda - Britain's loneliest isle," a travelogue shot in 1928; Michael Powell's home movies. 73 min. DVD X6398; DVD X4380; vhs 999:2958
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Michael Powell bibliography

Elephant Boy (UK, 1937)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, W. E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes, Bruce Gordon, D.J. Williams, Hyde White, As Kipling's Toomai of the elephants, a small native (Sabu) who claims to know the congregating place of the elephant hordes, leads a British hunting expedition through the jungle with his pachyderm pal, instantly becoming a legend. Based on the novel "Toomai of the elephants" by Rudyard Kipling. 82 min. DVD X7334
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Fire Over England (UK, 1937)
Director: William K. Howard. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Leslie Banks, Vivian Leigh, Raymond Massey, Tamara Desni, Morton Selten. The men in Queen Elizabeth's court should be thinking about how to foil those pesky Spanish who gained far too much influence in England when her older sister Mary was on the throne after their father Henry VIII was succeeded by their sickly half brother. Elizabeth thinks Michael Ingolby can do great things while Michael is mainly thinking about one of Elizabeth's ladies in waiting. But soon his mind is on survival when Elizabeth sends him on a voyage to Spain. Based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason. 89 min. DVD X983
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Harper, Sue. "Studying Popular Taste: British Historical Films in the 1930s." In: Popular European cinema / edited by Richard Dyer and Ginette Vincendeau. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.E8 P6 1992)

Jerico (1937)
Directed by Thornton Freeland. Cast: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford. Paul Robeson is in fine voice in this musical drama about a GI who, after he accidentally kills a man, escapes into the desert where he joins an African tribe to avoid punishment. 75 min. DVD 7282
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King Solomon's Mines(UK, 1937)
Director, Robert Stevenson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, Anna Lee. Fortune hunter Patrick O'Brien has left his daughter Kathy and guide Umbopa to trek across the desert in hopes of finding the fabled diamond mines of Solomon. Worried about her father, Kathy persuades hunter Allan Quartermain to lead a party to rescue him. Based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. 80 min. DVD 9661
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Dunn, Kevin. "Lights...Camera...Africa: Images of Africa and Africans in Western Popular Films of the 1930s" African Studies Review , Vol. 39, No. 1 (Apr., 1996), pp. 149-175
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McFarlane, Brian. "Jack of All Trades: Robert Stevenson." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)

The Drum (UK, 1938)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, Raymond Massey, Valerie Hobson, Roger Livesey, David Tree, Desmond Tester, Francis L. Sullivan. Set in the India of the British Raj. All the Indians are portrayed as untrustworthy, plotting to overthrow their British masters. The only 'loyal' Indian is Prince Azim (Sabu) who goes into hiding with Colonial forces after his nefarious uncle murders his maharaja father. Based on the novel by A. E. W. Mason. 96 min. DVD X7333
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Pygmalion (1938)
Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard; screenplay and dialogue by George Bernard Shaw. Cast: Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wifrid Lawson, Marie Lohr, Scott Sunderland. Follows the transformation of a Cockney flower girl's speech, dress, and manners as the result of a wager between Professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering until she successfully passes as a duchess at an ambassador's reception. 96 min. DVD 313
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Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)
O'Sullivan, Jane. "Virtual Metamorphoses: Cosmetic and Cybernetic Revisions of Pygmalion's "Living Doll."" Arethusa; Winter2008, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p133-156, 24p UC users only
Starks, Lisa S. "Educating Eliza: fashioning the model woman in the "Pygmalion film." Post Script, 1997, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p44-55, 12p
Wartenberg, Thomas E. "Pygmalion: The Flower Girl and the Bachelor" Unlikely couples : movie romance as social criticism / Thomas E. Wartenberg. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.L6 W37 1999)

The Four Feathers(UK, 1939)
Directed by Zoltán Korda. Cast: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley, Clive Baxter, Robert Rendel, Archibald Batty, Derek Elphinstone, Hal Walters, Norman Pierce, Henry Oscar, John Laurie, Amid Taftazani. With cannon fire igniting the North African skies, the British cavalry charges into battle to capture the strategic city of Khartoum. In the midst of the devastating carnage, a horrified officer resigns from his post. But he soon finds his shame is greater than his fear, and he returns to save his honor - and the friends he betrayed - at any cost. Special features: Audio commentary by Charles Drazin; video interview with David Korda, son of Zoltán Korda; A day at Denham, 1939 short film with footage of Korda on the set of The four feathers; theatrical trailer; booklet with an essay by Michael Sragow. 115 min. DVD X6605
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Dunn, Kevin. "Lights...Camera...Africa: Images of Africa and Africans in Western Popular Films of the 1930s" African Studies Review , Vol. 39, No. 1 (Apr., 1996), pp. 149-175
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O'Sullivan, John. "New Myths for Old." National Review, 11/11/2002, Vol. 54 Issue 21, p42-44, 3p UC users only
Ramachandran, Naman. "The Four Feathers." Sight & Sound, Sep2003, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p48-50, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "The Four Feathers." American Historical Review, Feb2003, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p310-311, 2p UC users only
Voeltz, Richard A. "Images and Representations of British Imperialism: Cinematic Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason's The Four Feathers." Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12-27, 16p UC users only

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Directed by Sam Wood. Cast: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills, Paul Von Henreid. For years, Charles Chipping has been known throughout Brookfield School as an austere, humorless man -- a Latin teacher who can't reach his students. But when Chipping falls for the beautiful Katherine, his life immediately changes for the better. From the book "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" by James Hilton. 115 min. DVD X4292
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McCulloch, Gary. "The moral universe of Mr Chips: veteran teachers in British literature and drama." Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice Volume 15, Issue 4, 2009 UC users only
Weales, Gerald. "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." The Quarterly of Film Radio and Television Vol. 11, No. 3 (Spring, 1957), pp. 310-317 UC users only

1940-1949

British War movies
British War propaganda

Contraband (1940)
Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler, Raymond Lovell, Esmond Knight, Charles Victor, Phoebe Kershaw, Harold Warrender. Set in England during the early days of World War II, a Danish sea captain and his passenger are kidnapped by a cell of Nazi spies operating from a basement in London's Soho. The plot progresses as a chase that puts the characters in one peculiar set of surroundings after another. Most of the story takes place under blackout conditions, in which the great city becomes a mysterious dark labyrinth. 88 min. DVD X2820; vhs 999:3231
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Allen, J. C. Conrad Veidt : from Caligari to Casablanca / Jerry C. Allen. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Boxwood Press, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2658.V37 A65 1993)
Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)
Moor, Andrew. "Alien Territories and Enemy Lines." In: Powell and Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (MAIN: PN1998.3.P69 M66 2005)
Williams, Tony. "Contraband: Powell, Pressburger, Veidt, Hobson, Junge, and Others." Cineaction, 2009, Issue 79, p21-26, 6p UC users only

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The Proud Valley (UK, 1940)
Director, Pen Tennyson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby, Simon Lack, Janet Johnson, Rachel Thomas. Paul Robeson plays a sailor who comes to a Welsh coal mining town and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. Special features include a radio interview with Paul Robeson from 1958. 76 min. DVD 7283
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The Stars Look Down (UK, 1940)
Director, Carol Reed. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams, Nancy Price, Allan Jeayes, Edwin Rigby, Linden Travers, Cecil Parker, Milton Rosmer. David Fenwick leaves his small mining town to take up his University scholarship. While at school, he is trapped into marriage by Jenny, the jilted girlfriend of the scheming Joe Gowlan. When Joe & Jenny resume their romance, the disillusioned Fenwick returns home where he becomes deeply involved in the miners labor dispute over safety in the pit. 110 min. DVD X3934
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Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Director, Michael Powell, Ludwig Berger and Tim Whelan. Cast: Sabu, Conrad Veidt, June Duprez, John Justin, Rex Ingram, Miles Malleson, Morton Selten. When the mischievous scoundrel Abu helps the rightful King of Bagdad escape from prison, he finds himself involved in an incredible series of adventures. 106 min. DVD X1606 vhs 999:1720
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Gemünden, Gerd. "Allegories of Displacement: Conrad Veidt's British Films." In: Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950 / edited by Tim Bergfelder and Christian Cargnelli. New York : Berghahn Books, 2008. (Full text available online [UCB users only])
Harper, Sue. "'Thinking Forward and Up': The British Films of Conrad Veidt." In: The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema 1929-39 / edited by Jeffrey Richard London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1998. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5 .G7 1998)

49th Parallel (UK, 1941)
Director: Michael Powell. Cast: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Anton Walbrook, Eric Portman, Raymond Lovell, Niall MacGinnis, Glynis Johns, Finlay Currie. When a Nazi U-boat crew headed by the ruthless Lieutenant Hirth is stranded in Canada during the thick of World War II, the men evade capture by hiding out in a series of rural communities before trying to cross the border into the still-neutral United States. Special features: Audio commentary by film and music historian Bruce Eder; "The volunteer"; a 1943 Powell and Pressburger war-effort short staring Ralph Richardson; "A pretty British affair": a BBC documentary on the careers of Powell and Pressburger, which consider their WWII-era collaborations and features rare footage of the filmmakers together; excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; original theatrical trailer; new essay by fil scholar Charles Barr and Powell's 1941 premiere speech. 123 min. DVD 7438
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Major Barbara (1941)
Directed by Gabriel Pascal. Cast: Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Deborah Kerr, Sybil Thorndike, Robert Newton. The story of the daughter of an armaments millionaire who joins the Salvation Army but later joins her new husband in his business when she realizes that his factory will enable her to save more souls than her charity work. The factory also will serve as an avenue for more money for the Salvation Army. Based on the play with the same title written by Bernard Shaw. 131 min. DVD X2673; Video/C 2953
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The Next of Kin (UK, 1941)
Director: Thorold Dickinson. Cast: Mervyn Johns, John Chandos, Nova Pilbeam, David Hutcheson. A British commando brigade sets out on a daring raid against a German Harbour in Occupied France, unaware that Nazi secret agents have infiltrated their base and know their plans. 95 min. DVD X4489
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Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson and the British cinema / Jeffrey Richards. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.D485 R53 1997)
Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson : the man and his films / Jeffrey Richards. London ; Wolfeboro, N.H. : Croom Helm, c1986. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 D48561 1986)
Thorold Dickinson : a world of film / edited by Philip Horne & Peter Swaab. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D485 T56 2008)

That Hamilton Woman (UK, 1941)
Directed by Alexander Korda. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper, Henry Wilcoxon, Heather Angel, Halliwell Hobbes, Gilbert Emery, Miles Mander, Ronald Sinclair, Luis Alberni, Norma Drury, Olaf Hytten, Juliette Compton, Guy Kingsford. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century. Emma Hart (1761 - 1815) is a beautiful dance hall girl who is sent by her latest lover to stay with his uncle Sir William Hamilton (1730 - 1803), the British ambassador to Naples. Sir William, considering Emma a rare piece of art he must possess, introduces her to Naples' elite society and she soon marries him. Later, Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805), a famous English Naval office arrives. Soon, a scandalous, adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer and the renowned beauty begins. Special features: Audio commentary featuring noted film historian Ian Christie; "Alexander Korda presents" a 1941 promotional radio piece for the film; "Michael Korda" new video interview with author and editor, Michael Korda, Alexander's nephew, who discusses growing up in the Korda family and the making of That Hamilton woman; Theatrical trailer. 125 min. DVD X2324
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Draper, Ellen. "Untrammeled by Historical Fact': That Hamilton Woman and Melodrama's Aversion to History" Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 56-63, Jan 1992
Farr, John. "Napoleonic Action." Military History, Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p58-61, 4p UC users only
McKee, Alison. "What's Love Got To Do With It?: History and Melodrama in the 1940s Woman's Film." Film & History , Fall2009, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p5-15, 11p UC users only
Neville-Sington, Pamela. "Sex, Lies, and Celluloid: That Hamilton Woman and British Attitudes towards the Italians from the Risorgimento to the Second World War." In: Performing national identity : Anglo-Italian cultural transactions / edited by Manfred Pfister and Ralf Hertel. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks GN345.7 .P474 2008)
Short, K.R.M. ""That Hamilton Woman" (1941): propaganda, feminism and the production code." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, 1991, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p3-19, 17p UC users only
Walker, Greg. "The roots of alexander Korda: myths of identity and the international film." Patterns of Prejudice, Mar2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p3, 23p UC users only

The First of the Few (a.k.a., Spitfire)(UK, 1942)
Directed by Leslie Howard. Cast: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver, Anne Firth, Erik Freund ; pilots and other personnel of Fighter Command Royal Air Force. The story of the design and building of the Spitfire, the plane that saved Britain from the Nazis. Based on the life of R.J. Mitchell, the British engineer who developed the powerful air fighting machine. The final scenes contain actual combat footage between the British and the Nazis. 117 min. DVD X4494
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In Which We Serve (UK, 1942)
Director: Noel Coward; David Lean. Cast: Noel Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson, Michael Wilding, Richard Attenborough, Daniel Massey, Juliet Mills. When the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin is torpedoed in WWII, a small lifeboat of survivors cling to their memories and their courage in this spellbinding tribute to the human spirit which is based on true events. As told through flashback as they dodge enemy fire and pray for rescue, the survivors remember their loved ones left behind and shipmates who once stood beside them as they recall the ship's war-time career. 96 min. DVD 2868; vhs 999:2304
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Jungle Book (UK, 1942)
Directed by Zoltan Korda. Cast: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Rosemary de Camp, Patricia O'Rourke, Ralph Byrd, John Mather. Kipling's classic menagerie comes to dazzling life in this lush adaptation, featuring Sabu as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. He gradually reacclimates himself to civilization with the help of his long-lost mother and a beautiful village girl, whose father is convinced that Mowgli is dangerous. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. 106 min. DVD X7335
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One of Our Aircraft is Missing(UK, 1942)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger Cast: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Pamela Brown, Googie Withers, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones, Roland Culver. In the darkness of an English morning, a Wellington bomber flies home across the North Sea. In a blinding flash, it crashes into the high tension wires above the base. Forced to bail out, the six crewmen wander around occupied Holland. One of the six men is wounded, one is missing. With diehard courage they head toward the North Sea and freedom. After eluding enemy soldiers and quislings, they find themselves trapped inside Nazi headquarters, forced to trust a woman who offers to smuggle them home. A moving British propaganda piece about a conquered country's patriotism and will-to-resist. 103 min. DVD 8770
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Hogue, P. "One of our aircraft is missing." Film Comment; May/Jun90, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p30, 3p
Moor, Andrew. "Alien Territories and Enemy Lines." In: Powell and Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (MAIN: PN1998.3.P69 M66 2005)
Pressburger, Emeric. One of our aircraft is missing London, etc., H.M. Stationery off., 1942 (NRLF (UCB) 906v.P935.one)

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MacKenzie, S.P. "On Target: The Air Ministry, RAF Bomber Command and Feature Film Propaganda, 1941–1942." War & Society, Volume 15, Number 2, October 1997 , pp. 43-59(17)

Went the Day Well? (1942)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Basil Sydney, Mervyn Johns, Marie Lohr, David Farrar, Thora Hird, Frank Lawton, Valerie Taylor, Edward Rigby, C.V. France, Muriel George, Norman Pierce. The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village. 93 min. DVD 3740
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MacKenzie, S. P. "Nazis into Germans: Went the Day Well? (1942) and The Eagle Has Landed (1976)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Mar2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p51-80, 30p UC users only

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver, Harry Welchman, Arthur Wontner, Albert Lieven. Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler. 163 min. DVD 1648
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Millions Like Us(UK, 1943)
Directed by Frank Launder and Sydney Gilliat. Cast Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Basil Radford, Megs Jenkins, Eric Portman. A vivid and realistic portrait of an ordinary British family during the early years of the Second World war. The father joins the Home Guard, the son is sent overseas with the army and his three daughters go to work. The youngest gets her first job in an aeroplane factory and has to move to a hostel. It is here that she makes friends with women from different walks of life before finding romance with a shy Scottish airman. 1943. 98 min. DVD X4488
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Armstrong, Richard. "Millions Like Us: Bereavement in British Cinema." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 45, pp. (no pagination), 2004 Aug
Butler, Margaret. "Britain and France and the Concept of 'Community'" In: Film and community in Britain and France : from La règle du jeu to Room at the top / Margaret Butler. pp: 4+ London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B795 2004)
Cacqueray, Elizabeth de. "Women and War Films in Britain (1939-1945): Signs of Emancipation or Cases of Manipulation?" Revue LISA/LISA e-journal, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 129-147, 2006 UC users only
Fox, Jo. "Millions Like Us? Accented Language and the "Ordinary" in British Films of the Second World War." Journal of British Studies, Oct2006, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p819-845, 27p UC users only
Hartley, Jenny. Millions like us : British women's fiction of the Second World War / Jenny Hartley. London : Virago, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR116 .H378 1997)
'Millions like us'? : British culture in the Second World War / edited by Nick Hayes and Jeff Hill. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D744.7.G7 M55 1999)
Moody, Nickianne. "Squander Bugs on the home front: National propaganda and women's fictions." Popular Narrative Media; Autumn2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p159-179, 21p UC users only

We Dive at Dawn(UK, 1943)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Eric Portman, John Mills, Reginald Purdell, Niall MacGuinnis. Classic World War II drama of a British submarine dueling a German battleship. Shows the personal problems and fears of the seamen and the stress involved in braving the ocean depths. 97 min. DVD X4493
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Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Director, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: John Sweet, Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price. A modern retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, this is the story of four travelers who journey along the same path as Chaucer's pilgrims and how their lives are intertwined. It is set during World War II, and has breathtaking film of the Kent countryside. Special DVD features: (Disc 1) audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie; excerpts from the American version with Kim Hunter; (Disc 2) new interview with Sheila Sim; "A pilgrim's return," a documentary about John Sweet; "A Canterbury trail," a documentary visit to film locations; "Listen to Britain," a 2001 video-installation piece by Victor Burgin inspired by the film; "Listen to Britain," a 1942 documentary by Humphrey Jennings. 123 min. DVD 8324
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Champagne Charlie (Ealing Studios, 1944)
Director, Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent, Austin Trevor. A comic tale of 19th century vaudeville rivals, capturing the bawdy, energetic atmosphere of the Great British music hall featuring classic Victorian musical numbers in this nostalgic tribute to a bygone era. Non-US format (PAL) DVD. 100 min. DVD 3671
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St. Pierre, Paul Matthew. "Music Hall Mimesis in Those Were the Days (1934), Champagne Charlie (1944), and The Entertainer (1960)." Quarterly Review of Film & Video. 18(4):437-49. 2001 Oct UC users only

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Two Thousand Women (aka House of One Thousand Women) (UK, 1944)
Directed by Frank Launder. Cast: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston, Reginald Purdell. A group of English women are caught in France during World War II and interned in a posh hotel. When some RAF men accidentally parachute into the area, the women have to hide them from the Germans. Now the women must try to smuggle the men out of the camp. 93 min. DVD X4135
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The Way Ahead (UK, 1944)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: David Niven, James Donald, Raymond Huntley, John Laurie. A mismatched collection of conscripted civilians find training tough under Sergeant Jim Perry (David Niven) and Sergeant Ned Fletcher when they are called to replace an infantry battalion that has suffered casualties at Dunkirk. Original story by Eric Ambler; screen play by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov. 110 min. DVD X4429
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Dead of Night (1945)
Directors, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Sally Ann Howes, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. 104 min. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, Pamela Brown, Finlay Currie, George Carney. A headstrong young woman travels to the Scottish Hebrides to marry a rich industrialist. Stranded by stormy weather, she meets a young naval officer who threatens to thwart her carefully laid-out life plans. 91 min. DVD 1183; vhs 999:3505
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Peeping Tom (UK, 1945)
Director, Michael Powell. Cast: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley. A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera. 101 min. DVD 187; VHS 999:535
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Marks, Leo. Peeping Tom / Leo Marks. London : Faber, 1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.P436 M37 1998)

Brief Encounter (1946)
Directed by David Lean. Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey. Deftly explores the thrill, pain and tenderness of an illicit romance in the dour, gray Britain of 1945. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor and a suburban housewife enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Written by Noel Coward, based on his play "Still Life". 86 min. DVD 1182
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prize of the Festival
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress (Celia Johnson)

Coward, Noel. Brief encounter : screenplay / by Noel Coward ; directed by David Lean. London : Lorrimer ; New York : distributed by F. Ungar, 1984. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .B7441 1984)

Great Expectations (1946)

Director, David Lean. Cast: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, Alec Guiness, Jean Simmons, Francio L. Sullivan, Bernard Miles, Martita Hunt. In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a chance meeting that years later leads the boy to tragedy, mystery and wealth. 118 min. DVD 667; VHS 999:236
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Dickens on Film bibliography
Spicer, Andrew. "John Mills as Pip." In: Typical men : the representation of masculinity in popular British cinema / Andrew Spicer. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2001. pp: 80-82. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA HQ1090.7.G7 S65 2001 )

Green for Danger (UK, 1946)
Directed by Sidney Gilliat. Cast: Trevor Howard, Sally Gray, Alastair Sim. When not dealing with causalities from V1 raids on London, operating theatre staff at Heron's Park Hospital spend their time handling their jealousies, rivalries, and unrequited loves. When a nurse on the team announces publicly that a recent death in theatre was murder, she too soon meets a grisly fate. Enter unorthodox Inspector Cockrill from Scotland Yard to try to unravel the bitter cross-currents that lead to the crimes. Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; new interview with British film historian Geoff Brown; new essay by Geoffrey O'Brien and director's statement. 95 min. DVD X4080
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A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven) (UK, 1946)
Written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring, Richard Attenborough. British flyer Peter Carter returning from England in his severely damaged plane gets on the radio, and talks to June, a young American woman working for the USAAF, and they are quite moved by the encounter. He eventually must jump from his burning plane without a parachute and wakes up in a nether world between Earth and the next life. He is informed that he should have died and must go to Heaven, where he is put on trial for his life. 102 min. DVD X1382; vhs 999:3504 (PAL format)
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Black Narcissus (1947)
Director, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron. This film marks a harrowing descent into madness, when a young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Sister Clodagh is a serious young novitiate assigned to lead a crucial mission, with the reluctant recommendation of her Mother Superior. Together with a disparate group of nuns, Sister Clodagh will face strange peoples and customs, a harsh and unforgiving climate and a wrenching struggle with her own past that will prove the ultimate test of her devotion and faith. Special features: Audio commentary by Michael Powell and documentary on Jack Cardiff and Black Narcissus, rare behind-the-scenes production stills, including shots not used in the final version of the film, original theatrical trailer. 101 min. DVD 510
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Brighton Rock(aka Third Party Risk) (UK, 1947)
Directed by John Boulting. Cast: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Carol Marsh, Nigel Stock, Wylie Watson, Alan Wheatley, Harcourt Williams.Set in 1947 in post-war Brighton, the elegant and respectable facade hides a sinister underworld ruled by intimidation and terror. Pinkie, a ruthless and sadistic young criminal, commits a murder and then marries the only witness to cover his tracks. A trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall, when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 89 min. DVD X1655; vhs 999:3890
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Lenfest, David S. "Brighton Rock/Young Scarface." Literature Film Quarterly; Fall74, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p373, 6p UC users only
Macnab, Geoffrey; Neville, Lucy; Leyland, Matthew "Brighton Rock." Sight & Sound; Dec2002, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p62-63, 2p UC users only
McFarlane, Brian. "Green on Screen." Screen Education; Winter2011, Issue 62, p18-29, 12p UC users only

It Always Rains on Sunday (Ealing Studios, 1947)
Director, Robert Hamer. Cast: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, Susan Shaw, John McCallum, Edward Chapman, Jimmy Hanley, John Carol, John Slater. Tale of a woman torn between her cosy East End married life and her passion for her ex-fiance -- a man on the run from Dartmoor Prison. Meanwhile, her daughter is also finding herself seduced by the grimy glamour of Bethnal Green's criminal underworld. Based on the novel by Arthur La Bern. 87 min. DVD X1841; also DVD 3671 (Non-US format) (PAL)
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Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Geraghty, Christine "The post-war settlement and women’s choices." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Kemp, Philip. "The long shadow: Robert Hamer after Ealing." Film Comment v. 31 (May/June 1995) p. 70-8
Tavernier, Bertrand; Fileri, Paul, tr. "Kitchen-Sink Melodrama." Film Comment v. 44 no. 2 (March/April 2008) p. 22UC users only

Odd Man Out (1947)
Director, Carol Reed. Cast: James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan. An IRA gunman, Johnny McQueen, after escaping from prison organizes a payroll robbery. Now maimed and bleeding, he must weave an escape route through Belfast's seedy underground while each of his comrades falls prey to bounty hunters and police. 123 min. DVD 474
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film

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DeFelice, James. Filmguide to Odd man out / James DeFelice. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1975. (NRLF (UCB); PFA PN1997.O26 D41 1975)

They Made Me a Fugitive (aka I Became a Criminal) (1947)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. Cast: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray. Ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a gang led by Narcy. On his first job, a policeman is killed, Morgan is framed for the killing and jailed. He escapes and makes it to London, where he is sheltered by Sally, who falls in love with him. Seeking revenge, he confronts Narcy and the gang in an abandoned warehouse. 103 min. DVD 3951; vhs 999:3232
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Spicer, Andrew "The emergence of the British tough guy." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)

The Upturned Glass (1947)
Directed by Lawrence Huntington. Cast: James Mason, Rosamund John, Pamela Kellino-Mason, Morland Graham. Dr. Michael Joyce falls in love with the mother of a young patient. When her missing husband returns, the woman reluctantly ends the affair, only to be killed in a mysterious fall. 90 min. DVD X100
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Anna Karenina (1948)
Director, Julien Duvivier. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Sally Ann Howes. Story of passion and family conflict set in 19th century upper-class Russia. Anna (Leigh), the wife of a stuffy bureaucrat, falls in love with a dashing cavalry officer. Ultimately discarded by her lover, she is driven to suicide. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. 110 min. DVD X3089; vhs 999:22
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Makoveeva, Irina. "Cinematic Adaptations of Anna Karenina." Studies in Slavic Cultures. 2:111-34. 2001 UC users only

The Fallen Idol (1948)
Director, Carol Reed; screenplay by Graham Greene. Cast: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Jack Hawkins, Bobby Henry, Denis O'Dea, Hack Hawkins. Philippe, an ambassador's small son and good friend of Baines the butler, is confused by the complexities and evasions of adult life. He tries to keep secrets but ends up telling them. Finally he resolves not to listen to adults' stories anymore when Baines is suspected of murdering his shrewish wife and no one will listen to Philippe's vital information. 123 min. DVD X1390; vhs 999:223
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Ralph Richardson)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director

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Oliver Twist (1948)
Director, David Lean. Cast: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan, Anthony Newley, John Howard Davies. An orphan boy discovers good and evil forces on the streets of London and unwittingly seals his fate when he pick-pockets his own grandfather. 116 min. DVD 188; VHS 999:1288
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[W. Somerset Maugham's] Quartet (UK, 1948)
Contents: Facts of life / directed by Ralph Smart -- The Alien corn / directed by Harold French -- The Kite / directed by Arthur Crabtree -- The Colonel's lady / directed by Ken Annakin. Cast: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, James Robertson Justice, Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman, Maurice Denham, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, George Cole, Cecil Parker, Nora Swinburne, Ernest Thesiger. Summary Film adaptation of four short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. 114 min. DVD X1915
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Queen of Spades (1948)
Directed by Thorold Dickinson. Cast: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Ronald Howard, Mary Jerrold, Yvonne Mitchell. An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunted by the woman's spirit. 95 min. DVD 4092
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Horne, Philip. "We'll go for flamboyance." Sight & Sound, Jan2010, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p9-9, 1p UC users only
Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson and the British cinema / Jeffrey Richards. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.D485 R53 1997)
Richards, Jeffrey. Thorold Dickinson : the man and his films / Jeffrey Richards. London ; Wolfeboro, N.H. : Croom Helm, c1986. (NRLF (UCB) PN1998.A3 D48561 1986)
Thorold Dickinson : a world of film / edited by Philip Horne & Peter Swaab. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D485 T56 2008)

The Red Shoes (1948)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann, Albert Basserman, Esmond Knight, Ludmilla Tcherina, Leonide Massine. Intricately weaving backstage life with the thrill of performance, this film centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer. From the story by Hans Christian Andersen. 134 min. DVD 748
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The Hasty Heart (UK, 1949)
Director: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Richard Todd, Howard Crawford, Anthony Nicholls. The war is suddenly over for two Allied soldiers injured in Burma and sent to a remote jungle hospital. Facing the battle of recovery, the easy-going Yank and the proud yet stubborn Scotsman form a bond with the other patients and Army staff. From the stage play by John Patrick. 102 min. DVD X199
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The Hue and Cry(UK, 1949)
Directed by Charles Crichton. Cast: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Valerie White. When the police refuse to believe him, a British boy convinces his friends that a major heist is being planned through the pages of a boys' magazine. Adapted from a Graham Greene novel. 115 min. DVD X4490
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Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Director, Henry Cornelius. Cast: Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Margaret Rutherford, Paul Dupuis. Detonation of an unexploded bomb left from WWII German bombings uncovers an ancient document which reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. The community, eager to abandon post-war constraints, establish their independence as a ration-free state. 75 min. DVD 7399; vhs 999:3143
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Sobchak, Tom. "Bakhtin's 'Carnivalesque' in 1950s British comedy." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Winter96, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p179, 7p
West, John. "Seasick on the Serpentine: Englishness, otherness and consensus in Passport to Pimlico." Screening the Past, Issue 9, March 2000
Williams, T. "The repressed fantastic in Passport to Pimlico." Film Criticism, Fall91/Winter92, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p52-66, 15p UC users only

Ealing Studio bibliography

A Run for Your Money (1949)
Directed by Charles Frend. Ealing Studios. Cast: Donald Houston, Moira Lister, Alec Guinness, Meredith Edwards, Hugh Griffith, Clive Morton, Leslie Perrins, Joyce Grenfell, Edward Rigby. Two Welsh mining brothers win tickets to a rugby match in London pitting England against Wales. Overzealous in their first trip to London, the brothers become separated from their group and then each other, and a newpaper gardening correspondent is given the task of locating the brothers for a human interest story. 83 min. DVD 7400
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The Small Back Room (UK, 1949)
Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins, Leslie Banks, Michael Gough, Cyril Cusack. Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon. Special features: Audio commentary by Charles Barr; video interview with Chris Challis; excerpts from Michael Powell's audio dictations for his autobiography; in booklet: essay, "Whiskey galore!" by Nick James. 107 min. DVD X95
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Hentzi, Gary "The small Back room." Cinema Scope; Fall2008, Issue 36, p62-65, 4p UC users only
Moor, Andrew. "Post-War Masculinities: The Pilot and the Back-Room Boy-A Matter of Life and Death, The Small Back Room." In: Powell and Pressburger : a cinema of magic spaces London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (MAIN: PN1998.3.P69 M66 2005)

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The Third Man (1949)
Director, Carol Reed; screenplay by Graham Greene. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard. "An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime." [IMDB] Special features on DVD 7683: Disc 1: Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich; 2 audio commentaries: one by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy and one by film scholar Dana Polan; abridged recording of Graham Greene's treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke ; Disc 2: "Shadowing The third man" (2005): a 90-min. feature documentary on the making of the film; "Graham Greene: the hunted man": an hour-long, 1968 episode of the BBC's Omnibus series, featuring a rare interview with the novelist; "Who was the third man?" (2000): a 30-min. Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; The third man on the radio: the 1951 "A ticket to Tangiers" episode of the series The lives of Harry Lime, written and performed by Orson Welles, and the 1951 Lux radio theatre adaptation of The third man; illustrated production history with rare behind-the-scenes photos, original UK press book, and U.S. trailer; actor Joseph Cotten's alternate opening voice-over narration for the U.S. version; archival footage of postwar Vienna; a look at the untranslated foreign dialogue in the film ; plus, a booklet featuring essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin, and Philip Kerr. Special features on DVD 140: Introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich; Abridged recording of Graham Green's treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke; Joseph Cotten's alternate opening voiceover narration for the U.S. version; Archival footage of composer Anton Karas and the film's famous sewer location; Collection of rare behind-the-scenes photos, with a brief production history; Original and re-release theatrical trailers, restoration demonstation. 101 min. DVD 7683; DVD 140; vhs 999:184
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best British Film
Cannes Film Festival - Grand Prize of the Festival (Carol Reed)

Whisky Galore (Tight Little Island) (1949)
Director, Alexander Mackendrick. Ealing Studios. Cast: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson.When a ship loaded with whisky is wrecked on a Scottish island, a battle of wits ensues between the canny Scots islanders and the local customs inspector. Based on the novel by Compton MacKenzie (Main stacks Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6025.A2526 A6 1983)DVD 740 (US standard DVD); DVD 3671 (Non-US format); vhs 999:520
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Ealing Studio bibliography
Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Buford, Kate. "Alexander Mackendrick." Film Comment, 30:3 (1994) p. 41-43
Garrido, Monica. "Alexander Mackendrick." Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Database
Geraghty, Christine. "Rural Rebels and the Landscape of Opposition." In: British cinema in the fifties: gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Kemp, Philip. "Tavernier on Mackendrick." Sight & Sound v. ns4 (August 1994) p. 16-20
Kemp, Philip. Lethal innocence : the cinema of Alexander Mackendrick / Philip Kemp ; foreword by Alec Guinness. London : Methuen, 1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M23 K45 1991)
McArthur, Colin. Whisky Galore! and The Maggie. / Colin McArthur. London ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1997.W515 M32 2003)

1950-1959

Chance of a Lifetime(UK, 1950)
Directed by Bernard Miles. Cast: Bernard Miles, Kenneth More, Basil Radford, Hattie Jacques. Story centers around the difficulties and conflicts between labor and management on a farm-implement factory in post-WWII England. Dickens, after being bombarded again by, Baxter, the leading grouser in the worker ranks, blurts out the wish that some of them had his job in order to realize how hard it is. Taking the remark as a challenge, the workers elect Stevens and Morris to assume the management role. For a short while, everything runs smoothly but the mistakes made by the new "management" team leads to the workers once again becoming disgruntled with management. 89 min. DVD 9913
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Kind Hearts and Coronets (1950)
Directed by Robert Hamer. Cast: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson. Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives. 110 min. DVD 8122; 999:3009
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Ealing Studio bibliography
Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Justice, Simon. "An Investigation into the Strategies of Detachment Employed in Robert Hamer's Kind Hearts and Coronets." Film Journal, vol. 1, no. 12, pp. [no pagination], Apr 2005
Kemp, Philip. "The long shadow: Robert Hamer after Ealing." Film Comment v. 31 (May/June 1995) p. 70-8
Palmer, Jerry. "Enunciation and Comedy: 'Kind Hearts and Coronets'." Screen, Winter/Spring89, Vol. 30 Issue 1/2, p144-158, 15p UC users only

Last Holiday(UK, 1950)
Directed by Henry Cass. Cast: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Bernard Lee. Told by his doctor he has no more than a few months to live, drab British workingman George Bird decides to spend his savings on lodging at a seaside resort. Once there, however, he finds his identity caught between upstairs and downstairs, the guest and the "help." 89 min. DVD X1668
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Morning Departure (Operation Disaster) (UK, 1950)
Director: Roy Ward Baker. Cast: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Lana Morris. When the crew of HMS Submarine Trojan accidentally hits a mine the explosion plunges them to the sea bed, and the Captain assembles the survivors to create an escape plan. Some will escape but others must struggle to overcome panic and fear as they wait to be rescued. Meanwhile, a storm is brewing. Based on the play by Kenneth Woollard. 102 min. DVD X4208
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Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Hutchings, Peter. "Authorship and British Cinema: The Case of Roy Ward Baker." In: British cinema, past and present / edited by Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B695 2000)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Odette (UK, 1950)
Director: Herbert Wilcox. Cast: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov. In 1942 Odette is recruited as a secret agent. Sent to France, she joins the French Resistance. When she is captured by the Gestapo, she endures 26 months of torture. The true story of female war hero Odette Hallowes. 113 min. DVD DVD X5069
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Dolan, Josephine; Street, Sarah. "Twenty Million People Can't Be Wrong: Anna Neagle and popular British Stardom." In: British women's cinema / edited by Melanie Bell and Melanie Williams. London ; New York : Routledge, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 B75 2010)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Osborne, Deirdre. "'I do not know about politics or governments ... I am a housewife': The Female Secret Agent and the Male War Machine in Occupied France (1942–5)." Women: A Cultural Review Volume 17, Issue 1, 2006 UC users only
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

They Were Not Divided(UK, 1950)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry. After the success of the Normandy landings, the British Guards Armoured Division sweeps across Europe, taking part in the liberation of Belgium before becoming entangled in the bloody German counter-attack in the Ardennes. Three soldiers are granted leave and return to their normal lives in England. But before long, they are recalled to duty and find themselves on the most perilous mission they have ever undertaken - a daring reconnaissance mission during the advance on Berlin. 98 min. DVD X4492
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Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

The Wooden Horse(UK, 1950)
Directed by Jack Lee. Cast: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene, Peter Burton. Dramatization of the true story behind the escape of three British POWs from Nazi Germany during World War II. A British officer has the idea of starting a daily gynmastics routine using a vaulting horse: they can place it near the boundary and start a tunnel from under it. Produced only 5 years after the end of WWII, the film established a model for many similar films that followed. Based on the book by Eric Williams. 98 min. DVD X2047
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Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Appointment in London (Raiders in the Sky) (1951)
Director: Philip Leacock. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, William Sylvester. It is Wing Commander Tim Mason's hope to complete 90 bombing missions before his automatic rotation to a desk job. After the 89th mission, however, he is grounded and ordered to remain so by his superior officer. When a bomber pilot is injured, Mason defies his orders and takes the pilot's place. By rights, he should be court-martialed for this, but the outcome is rather different than what he and the audience are led to expect. 92 min. DVD X4485
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Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

The Browning Version(UK, 1951)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Ronald Howard, Brian Smith, Wilfred Hyde White. Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster ... begins to feel that his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. ... a classic of British realism. Based on the play by Terence Rattigan. 89 min. DVD X2334
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Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)

A Christmas Carol(1951)
Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Cast: Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, Jack Warner, Hermione Baddeley, Michael Hordern. On Christmas Eve, a despicable miser is visited by three spirits who show him visions of Christmasses past, present, and future. He is totally changed by these experiences and becomes cheerful and benevolent. 86 min. DVD X3456; vhs 999:1521
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Chapman, James "God bless us, every one : movie adaptations of A Christmas carol." In: Christmas at the movies : images of Christmas in American, British and European cinema / edited by Mark Connelly. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C5113 C66 2000)
Keyser, Lester J. "A Scrooge for All Seasons." In: The English novel and the movies / edited by Michael Klein and Gillian Parker New York : Ungar, c1981 (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1997.85 .E53)
McIlroy, B. "British filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s: the example of Brian Desmond Hurst." Film Criticism; Fall91/Winter92, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p67-83, 17p UC users only
McIlroy, B. "British filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s: the example of Brian Desmond Hurst." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 R4 1994)

Guida, Fred. A Christmas carol and its adaptations : a critical examination of Dickens's story and its productions on screen and television / by Fred Guida ; with a foreword by Edward Wagenknecht. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR4572.C7 G85 2000)

Cry, The Beloved Country(1951)
Directed by Zoltán Korda. Cast: Canada Lee, Charles Carson, Sidney Poitier. The story of two fathers living in South Africa, a black minister and a white farmer, whose lives are bound together by mutual tragedy. Based on the novel of the same title by Alan Paton. 86 min. vhs 999:941
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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Directed by Charles Crichton. Cast: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James. Sir Alec Guinness is Henry Holland, a meek clerk who devises an ingenious plan to rob a fortune in gold bullion from his own bank. But his idea to melt the gold into souvenir Eiffel Towers and smuggle them to France turns his perfect crime into a disastrous caper with unexpected surprises. 81 min. DVD 8121
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film

Hornsey, Richard. "The Queer (Spatial) Economies of The Lavender Hill Mob." Journal of British Cinema & Television, 2008, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p38-52, 15p UC users only
Hornsey, Richard Quentin Donald. "The Perversity of the Zigzag: The Criminality of Queer Urban Desire." In: The spiv and the architect : unruly life in postwar London / Richard Hornsey. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ76.3.G72 L655 2010)
Vermilye, Jerry. "The Lavender Hill Mob." In The great British films / Jerry Vermilye ; foreword by Deborah Kerr. Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1978. (Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.G7 V4 1978)

Ealing Studio bibliography

The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Cast: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. Sir Alec Guinness is Sidney Stratton, an eccentric chemist who invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty. But when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, Sidney becomes the most hunted man in the nation. 85 min. DVD 8123
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Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Buford, Kate. "Alexander Mackendrick." Film Comment, 30:3 (1994) p. 41-43
Garrido, Monica. "Alexander Mackendrick." Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Database
Jones, Robert A. "The scientist as artist: a study of The Man in the White Suit and some related British film comedies of the postwar period (1945-1970)." Public Understanding of Science April 1998 vol. 7 no. 2 135-147 UC users only
Kemp, Philip. "Tavernier on Mackendrick." Sight & Sound v. ns4 (August 1994) p. 16-20
Kemp, Philip. Lethal innocence : the cinema of Alexander Mackendrick / Philip Kemp ; foreword by Alec Guinness. London : Methuen, 1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M23 K45 1991)
Phillips, Jeremy. "A film with an overt IP theme." Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice Volume 2, Issue 4 Pp. 266. UC users only
Sargeant, A. "The Man in the White Suit": New Textiles and the Social Fabric." In: Visual Culture in Britain v. 9 no. 1 (2008) p. 27-54
Shaw, Tony "Blue Collars, White Suits." In: British cinema and the Cold War : the state, propaganda and consensus / Tony Shaw. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; distributed in U.S. by St. Martin's Press, 2001. pp: 176+ (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P6 S52 2001)

Pool of London (1951)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson, Earl Cameron, Moira Lister, Max Adrian, Joan Dowling. A ship sails into the Pool of London, and for the few days it is loading or discharging, it becomes as much a part of the Pool as the wharves and warehouses, as the buildings of the city itself. To the tugmen, the watermen, the customs, the river police, it's just another job--usually. However, everything changes for two sailors on shore leave when they inadvertently become caught up in a crime as murky as the great river itself. 82 min. DVD X6246
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The Cruel Sea (1952)
Director: Charles Frend. Cast: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliott, Virginia McKenna. Lt. Commander Ericson and his crew find they are fighting not only the Germans, but the age-old enemy, the sea, in this World War II action drama. 127 min. DVD 3738
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Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Geraghty, Christine "Virginia McKenna and the mature woman." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
Sjølyst-Jackson, Peter. "Remembered/replayed: the nation and male subjectivity in World War II films Ni Liv (Norway) and The Cruel Sea (Britain)." In: The politics of war memory and commemoration / edited by T.G. Ashplant, Graham Dawson and Michael Roper. London : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online ]UC Berkeley users only])
Spicer, Andrew. "The Meritocratic Professional Officer" In: Typical men : the representation of masculinity in popular British cinema / Andrew Spicer. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2001. pp: 33-39. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA HQ1090.7.G7 S65 2001 )

The Gambler and the Lady (1952)
Directed by Patrick Jenkins. Cast: Dane Clark, Naomi Chance, Meredith Edwards, Thomas Gallagher, Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Forwood. A greedy but successful professional gambler wants to join the British Establishment when he falls in love with a blue-blooded lady. But first he must mend his ways and then dump his nightclub singer girl friend. She's not so easy to get rid of, and neither is his past. 72 min. DVD 6021
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Hunted (1952)
Directed by Charles Crichton. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Kay Walsh, Elizabeth Sellars, Frederick Piper, Julian Somers. Robbie, a scared six-year-old, accidentally sets fire to his foster-parent's living room and fearing the consequences, flees into London's dockland and into even greater trouble. Straight into the arms of murderer Chris Lloyd, who in a jealous rage, has just killed his wife's lover in the ruined warehouse in which Robbie had hoped to hide. Desperate to escape, Lloyd is forced to take Robbie with him in his dash for the Scottish border. 81 min. DVD X1917
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The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Director, Anthony Asquith. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Margaret Rutherford, Edith Evans, Dorothy Tutin, Joan Greenwood. A witty, delightful story about a lovestruck suitor named Jack whose fiancee can only love a man named Ernest. Based on the play by Oscar Wilde. 95 min. DVD X1610; vhs 999:1742
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Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)

I'll Get You (aka Escape Route) (UK, 1952)
Directed by Seymour Friedman and Peter Graham Scott. Cast: George Raft, Sally Grey, Frederick Piper, Reginald Tate, Clifford Evans. An F.B.I. agent illegally enters England following the disappearance of several noted atomic scientists. He promptly 'disappears' himself and is dogged by trouble and the Scotland Yard. 79 min. DVD 8250
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Man Bait (aka The Last Page) (1952)
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Scotland Yard Inspector (aka Lady in the Fog)(1952)
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The Slasher (aka. Cosh Boy)(UK, 1952)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: James Kenney, Joan Collins, Hermione Baddeley, Betty Ann Davies, Robert Ayers. A swift moving, no punches pulled exposé set in London's tenement district, with a ruthless teenager ... blackjacking an old woman to get her purse, and 'graduating' to gang leader whose young cutthroats spread terror over the entire city. 75 min. DVD X6065
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Stolen Face(1952)
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The Titfield Thunderbolt (Ealing Studios, 1952)
Director, Charles Crichton. Cast: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Griffith, Gabrielle Brune, Sidney James, Reginald Beckwith, Edie Martin, Michael Trubshawe Jack McGowran, Ewan Roberts, Herbert C. Walton. The British government, having nationalized the railways in 1947, announces that the Titfield-Mallingford Railway is being replaced by an "alternative passenger omnibus service". Titfield locals rally to save and operate the line independently, thanks to a loophole in the 1947 Transport Act. A rival company conspires to prevent the comeback. 84 min. DVD 7402
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X: The Unknown (1952)
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Bad Blonde (aka The Flanagan Boy) (1953)
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The Blue Lamp(UK, 1953)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng. British crime drama about the killing of a Scotland Yard policeman and the manhunt that follows. Shot in a semi-documentary style, examines a new breed of criminals hardened by the war years. 81 min. DVD X1916
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Clarke, Alan. Holding the Blue Lamp: Television and the Police in Britain." e Crime and Social Justice , No. 19, CRISIS IN THE0RY AND SOCIAL POLICY (Summer 1983), pp. 44-51 UC users only
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
McLaughlin, Eugene. "From reel to ideal: The Blue Lamp and the popular cultural construction of the English 'bobby.'" Crime, Media, Culture, Apr2005, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p11-30, 20p UC users only
Richards, Jeffrey H. "The Thin Blue Line: The Blue Lamp." In: Best of British : cinema and society, 1930-1970 / Jeffrey Richards and Anthony Aldgate. Oxford, England : B. Blackwell, 1983. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 R48 1983)

The Captain's Paradise (1953)
Directed by Anthony Kimmins. Cast: Alec Guinness, Yvonne de Carlo, Celia Johnson. Sir Alec Guinness is Henry St. James, captain of an international ferry boat who has discovered the secret to the perfect double life: in Gibraltar he has a British housewife, while in Tangier his second wife is a hotblooded Spanish vixen. When the Captain becomes careless with anniversary gifts, he must see if he can not only outwit two betrayed wives, but survive a very serious firing squad. 88 min. DVD 8120
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Nighmare (1953)
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Terror Street (aka 36 Hours) (1953)
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Twilight Women (aka. Women of twilight)(UK, 1953)
Directed by Gordon Parry. Cast: Freda Jackson, René Ray, Lois Maxwell, Laurence Harvey, Vida Hope, Joan Dowling. This hard-hitting tale is set at a boarding house-haven for unmarried mothers, owned by a woman ... whose outward show of upstanding character hides her true personality: a fiend who abuses the women and farms out their babies! Madness, squalor, bedbugs and a dead baby add to the atmosphere of shock. 89 min. DVD X6065
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Fink, Janet; Holden, Katherine. "Pictures from the Margins of Marriage: Representations of Spinsters and Single Mothers in the mid-Victorian Novel, Inter-war Hollywood Melodrama and British Film of the 1950s and 1960s." Gender & History; Jul99, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p233, 23p UC users only
Kidd, Kerry. "Women of Twilight." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Black Glove (aka Face the Music) (1954)
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The Colditz Story (1954)
Director: Guy Hamilton. Cast: John Mills, Eric Portman, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael, Richard Wattis, Theodore Bikel. Deep inside the Reich, prisoners of every nationality make it a point of honor to attempt departure from the ultimate in escape-proof prisons. This is the true story of men who dared defy the might of Hitler's fortress, Colditz Castle. 98 min. DVD 3742
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Cull, Nicholas J. ""Great Escapes": 'Englishness' and the Prisoner of War Genre." Film History , Vol. 14, No. 3/4, War and Militarism (2002), pp. 282-295 UC users only
Husemann, Harald. "The Colditz Industry." In: Beyond Pug's tour : national and ethnic stereotyping in theory and literary practice / edited by C.C. Barfoot. Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN51 .B49 1997)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Mackenzie, S. P. The Colditz myth: British and Commonwealth prisoners of war in Nazi Germany / S.P. MacKenzie. \Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks D805.5.S35 M33 2004)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)
Reid, P. R. Colditz : the full story / P.R. Reid. London : Macmillan, 1984. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D805.G3 R441 1984)
Summerfield, Penny. "War, film, memory: some reflections on war films and the social configuration of memory in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s." Journal of War & Culture Studies, 2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p15-23, 9p UC users only

The Dam Busters (1954)
Director: Michael Anderson. Cast: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr. Tells the true World War II story of how the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron carried out a raid on three of the most important dams in Germany. 125 min. DVD 3741
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Brickhill, Paul. The dam busters; with a foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Tedder. London, Evans Bros., 1966. (Main (Gardner) Stacks D786 .B7 1966)
Geraghty, Christine "The Fifties War Film." In: British cinema in the fifties : gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. pp: 167-71. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Ramsden, John. The dam busters London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1997.D27 R36 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Deadly Game (aka Third Party Risk) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Daniel Birt. Cast: Simone Silva, Finlay Currie, Maureen Swanson, Ferdy Mayne. Vacationing at a resort hotel in Spain, Phil runs into an old friend and agrees to drive his car to London for him. After saying goodbye to his old buddy, another hotel guest, the enigmatic Mr. Darius, as well as a local police inspector, tell Phil that his old friend has become involved in criminal enterprises. When Phil finds him murdered upon returning to Britain, he finds himself in possession of an envelope filled with mysterious microfilm that everyone seems to want. 63 min. DVD 8360
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Genevieve (1954)
Director, Henry Cornelius. Cast: Kenneth More, Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Geoffrey Keen, Joyce Grenfell, Michael Medwin. Film revolves around the adventures of a young couple and their ancient car "Genevieve" who become involved in a car rally. In a wager with the owner of another car, they must race each other from Brighton back to London in the veteran vehicles. Developing into a furious free-for-all, the cars race to the finish. 86 min. DVD X287
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Heat Wave (aka The House Across the Lake) (1954)
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Hobson's Choice (1954)
Directed by David Lean. Cast: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Joseph Tomelty, Richard Wattis, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield, Helen Haye. An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life. Based on the play by Harold Brighouse. Special features: Commentary featuring film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini; Theatrical trailer; Episode of The Hollywood greats: Charles Laughton / written and presented by Barry Norman; producer, Barry Brown; director, Margaret Sharp ; BBC (ca. 44 min. ; 1978). 108 min. DVD X2044
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film

The Maggie(1954)
Director, Alexander Mackendrick. Ealing Studios. Cast: Paul Douglas, Hubert Gregg, Alex MacKenzie, Abe Barker, James Copeland, Tommy Kearins. A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop the captain from ripping him off? 1954. 92 min. DVD 7398 (US standard DVD); Non-US formatDVD 3671(PAL)
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Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Buford, Kate. "Alexander Mackendrick." Film Comment, 30:3 (1994) p. 41-43
Garrido, Monica. "Alexander Mackendrick." Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Database
Geraghty, Christine. "Rural Rebels and the Landscape of Opposition." In: British cinema in the fifties: gender, genre and the 'new look' / Christine Geraghty. London : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G47 2000)
Kemp, Philip. "Tavernier on Mackendrick." Sight & Sound v. ns4 (August 1994) p. 16-20
Kemp, Philip. Lethal innocence : the cinema of Alexander Mackendrick / Philip Kemp ; foreword by Alec Guinness. London : Methuen, 1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M23 K45 1991)
McArthur, Colin. Whisky Galore! and The Maggie. / Colin McArthur. London ; New York : I. B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1997.W515 M32 2003)

Murder by Proxy (aka Blackout) (1954)
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Paid to Kill (aka Five Days) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Montgomery Tully. Cast: Dane Clark, Paul Carpenter, Thea Gregory, Cecile Chevreau. A man's business deal fails and to provide for his "adoring" wife, he hires his best friend to kill him so his wife can collect on his insurance. The business deal comes through at the last minute, but he finds he can't call off the murder. His treacherous double-crossing wife has different ideas. 71 min. DVD 8346
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The Purple Plain (UK, 1954)
Director, Robert Parrish.. Cast: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal. After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile and incommunicative. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese wilderness, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna who has helped him overcome his grief, giving him the drive to survive the trek. Adapted by Eric Ambler from a novel by H.E. Bate 102 min. DVD X2772
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Race for Life (aka Mask of Dust) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Richard Conte, Mari Aldon, George Coulouris, Peter Illing, Alec Mango. An idol of auto-racing fans attempts a comeback after serving in the Air Force. When his former rival lies dying in the hospital, he must decide whether to continue in the Grand Prix or make peace with his adversary. 65 min. DVD 8361
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The Sleeping Tiger(UK, 1954)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith, Patricia McCarron, Maxine Audley, Glyn Houston. A psychotherapist decides to try and rehabilitate an ex-convict by inviting him into his home, in order to work with him in exchange for not turning him into the police, for his attempted break-in. The therapist's wife is, at first, resentful of his presence in her home and treats the man poorly. Eventually, the woman grows intrigued by the man and his past and she then throws herself at him, in the hopes he will take her away from her mundane life. When the ex-convict decides to rebuke her advances and try to live a straight and honest life, the wife takes steps to gain revenge for her rejection. Based on the novel by Maurice Moiseiwitsch. 87 min. DVD X1918
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Joseph Losey bibliography
Sinyard, Neil. "Intimate stranger: the early British films of Joseph Losey." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Unholy Four (aka A Stranger Came Home) (1954)
Director, Terence Fisher. Cast: Paulette Goddard, William Sylvester, Patrick Holt, Paul Carpenter. Someone knocked a man out and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife or two business partners, all sporting guilty faces after his unexpected return. Two more murders and a frame-up befall the quartet before an inspector closes the case. 80 min. DVD 8361
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The End of the Affair (UK, 1955)
Director: Edward Dmytryk. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing, Michael Goodliffe. In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love, then she mysteriously ends the affair. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 118 min. DVD X2459; vhs 999:3892
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The Glass Tomb (aka The Glass Cage) (UK, 1955)
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The Ladykillers (1955)
Director, Alexander Mackendrick. Cast: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Cecil Parker, Danny Green. Professor Marcus and his gang of vicious bank robbers rent a room from an elderly widow. When she begins to meddle in their 'perfect crime', the crooks decide she must be killed ... but can they? 91 min. DVD 8124
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Ealing Studio bibliography
Barr, Charles. "'Projecting Britain and the British Character': Ealing Studios, Part II." Screen; Summer74, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p129-163, 35p, 1 ChartBarr, Charles UC users only
Buford, Kate. "Alexander Mackendrick." Film Comment, 30:3 (1994) p. 41-43
Garrido, Monica. "Alexander Mackendrick." Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Database
Kemp, Philip. "Tavernier on Mackendrick." Sight & Sound v. ns4 (August 1994) p. 16-20
Kemp, Philip. Lethal innocence : the cinema of Alexander Mackendrick / Philip Kemp ; foreword by Alec Guinness. London : Methuen, 1991. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M23 K45 1991)
Richards, Jeffrey H. "Cul-de-Sac England: The Ladykillers." In: Best of British : cinema and society, 1930-1970 / Jeffrey Richards and Anthony Aldgate. Oxford, England : B. Blackwell, 1983. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 R48 1983)
Richards, Jeffrey H. "Community Feeling: Passport to Pimplico." In: Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's army / Jeffrey Richards. pp: 136+ Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press [distributor], 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 R53 1997)
Rolinson, Dave. "'If they want culture, they pay': consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

The Man Who Never Was (UK, 1955)
Director, Ronald Neame. Cast: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame. Account of wartime espionage based on the true story of an intelligence operation designed to mislead the Nazis prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. Lt. Commander Montagu plants letters regarding the British intention to land in Greece on a dead soldier outfitted to look like an English officer, knowing that the papers will ultimately fall into German hands. Based on the book by Ewen Montagu. 103 min. DVD X4136
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Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Neame, Ronald. Straight from the horse's mouth : Ronald Neame, an autobiography / Ronald Neame, with Barbara Roisma Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA TR849.N43 A3 2003)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
Directed by Michael Relph and Basil Dearden. Cast: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen, Virginia McKenna. After intense WWII fighting while in the British Navy, a trio buy their old ship but then use it for smuggling and worse, before they finally come to their senses. 92 min. DVD 3739
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Inglis, Fred. "National snapshots: fixing the past in English war films." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
Ramsden, John. "Refocusing 'The People's War': British War Films of the 1950s." Journal of Contemporary History Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan., 1998), pp. 35-63 UC users only
Rattigan, Neil. "The Last Gasp of the Middle Class: British War Films of the 1950s." In: Re-viewing British cinema, 1900-1992 : essays and interviews / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.R4 1994)

Summertime (UK / US, 1955)
Director, David Lean. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Darren McGavin. The story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice, hoping to fall in love. She does - with a very handsome but very married Italian man. 100 min. DVD 7423
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1984 (1956)
Directed by Michael Anderson. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, David Kossoff, Donald Pleasance, Mervyn Johns, Carol Wolveridge. Set in London in the future (1984), this is a story of love and tragic betrayal in a twisted, horrific, totalitarian world. 88 min. DVD X5101; vhs 999:859
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Ellis, J. B. "Nineteen Eighty-Four and 1984" In: Cinema and fiction : new modes of adapting, 1950-1990 / edited by John Orr and Colin Nicholson. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.3 .C56 1992)
Gottlieb, Erika. "The Satirical Masks of Utopia and Dystopia: A Discussion of the Two Film Versions of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four." Texas Review, vol. 16, no. 1-4, pp. 83-94, 1995
Palmer, R. Barton. "Imagining the Future, Contemplating the Past: The Screen Versions of 1984" In: The philosophy of science fiction film / edited by Steven M. Sanders. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 P49 2008)
Rodden, John. "Vicissitudes of a public literary reputation: Orwell on the telescreen." New Orleans Review; 1991, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p49-63, 15p
Shaw, Tony "Screening Orwell." In: British cinema and the Cold War : the state, propaganda and consensus / Tony Shaw. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; distributed in U.S. by St. Martin's Press, 2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P6 S52 2001)
Williams, Linda Ruth. "Dream Girls and Mechanic Panic: Dystopia and Its Others in Brazil and Nineteen Eighty-Four." In: Liquid metal : the science fiction film reader / edited by Sean Redmond. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 L57 2004)

Four Sided Triangle (UK, 1956)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen. Graduate students Robin Grant and Bill Leggat have both loved Lena since childhood. When Lena finally chooses Robin, Bill is devastated. He channels his frustration into developing a cloning device that duplicates matter, and uses it to create a "new Lena" for himself. 81 min. DVD 6489
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Shail, Robert. "Terence Fisher and British science fiction cinema." Science Fiction Film & Television, 2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p77-90, 14p UC users only

Reach for the Sky (UK, 1956)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson, Alexander Knox, Dorothy Alison, Sydney Tafter, Jack Watling, Nigel Green. The amazing story of Douglas Bader, who after losing both legs as a result of an aeroplane crash, overcame insurmountable odds to not only master the art of walking with two artificial legs, but to dance, play golf, and to become one of the most remarkable fighter aces in history. 135 min. DVD X287
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Satellite Sky (UK, 1956)
Director, Paul Dickson. Cast: Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Donald Wolfit and Bryan Forbes, Jimmy Hanley, Thea Gregory. The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway. Now the crew of astronauts must defuse the bomb. 84 min. DVD X4541
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The Spanish Gardener (UK, 1956)
Directed by Philip Leacock. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack. The friendship between a gardener and a boy sparks violent jealousy in his domineering father who attempts unreasonable measures to end the friendship which in turn leads to open rebellion by the child. Based on the novel by A.J. Cronin. 91 min. DVD X1919
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Medhurst, Andy "'It's as a Man That You've Failed': Masculinity and Forbidden Desire in 'The Spanish Gardener'." In: You Tarzan : masculinity, movies, and men / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.M46 Y68 1993)
Platt, Alison. "Boys, ballet and begonias: The Spanish Gardener and its analogues." In: British cinema of the 1950s: a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2003. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Yield to the Night (aka Blonde Sinner) (UK, 1956)
Directed by J. Lee Thompson. Cast: Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Athene Seyler. A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and she kills her boyfriend's mistress. Condemned to death for her crime, she awaits her fate at the hands of the legal system. Produced as an impassioned cry against the death penalty at a time when it was the subject of national debate in Britain. Based on the book by Joan Henry. 96 min. DVD X1840
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Chadder, Viv "The higher heel: Women and Post-War British Crime Film." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)
Chibnall, Steve. J. Lee Thompson / Steve Chibnall. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2000. (Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.T52 C49 2000)
Landy, Marcia. "'You remember Diana Dors, don't you?' history, femininity, and the law in 1950s and 1980s British cinema." In: The historical film : history and memory in media / edited and with an introduction by Marcia Landy. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H5 H59 2001)
Tweg, Sue. "Not the full story: representing Ruth Ellis." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly; 2000, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1-28, 28p UC users only
Williams, Melanie. "Yield to Night." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Williams, Melanie. "Women in Prison and Women in Dressing Gowns: rediscovering the 1950s films of J. Lee Thompson." Journal of Gender Studies; Mar2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p5, 11p UC users only

Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Director: David Lean. Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne. Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyielding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span. DVD special features (Disc 2): Exclusive documentary: Adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration and more; original featurette: Rise and fall of a jungle giant; USC short film introduced by William Holden; an appreciation by filmmaker John Milius; photo gallery; interactive and animated menus; scene selections with motion; theatrical trailer; talent files. 161 min. DVD 547; VHS 999:400
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Awards & Honors

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture, Drama
National Board of Review, USA - Best Picture; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
National Film Registry Selection

Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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The Flesh Is Weak (UK, 1957)
Directed by Don Chaffey. Cast: John Derek, Milly Vitale, Freda Jackson, William Franklyn. In this British film noir Marissa, a decent English girl, is inveigled by a family of pimps into a life of prostitution, in this once-shocking, fact-inspired exposé. 87 min. DVD X6007
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Bell, Melanie. "The Figure of the Prostitute." In: Femininity in the frame: women and 1950s British popular cinema / Melanie Bell. London : I.B. Tauris, 2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Bell-Williams, Melanie. "'Shop-soiled' Women: Female Sexuality and the Figure of the Prostitute in 1950s British Cinema." Journal of British Cinema & Television, 2006, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p266-283, 18p UC users only
Chadder, Viv "The higher heel: Women and Post-War British Crime Film." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)

Hell Drivers (UK, 1957)
Directed by C. Raker Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sidney James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson, David McCallum, Sean Connery. When ex-con Tom signs up as a truck driver for a dodgy road-haulage company, he uncovers shady dealings going on between the viciously ambitious foreman and the sly, devious manager. The drivers are paid per job, a situation which encourages reckless and dangerous driving, and the stakes are raised when a fatal accident has Tom vowing revenge. From the short story by John Kruse, adapted from the screen by C. Raker Endfield. Special features (Disc 1). Commentary with sound assistant Harry Fairbairn and journalist; theatrical trailer; The Stanley Baker story (16 min.); Look in on Hell drivers (directed by Bill Morton, 14 min.); image gallery; comic strip gallery. (Disc 2). Who killed Lamb? (directed by David Cunliffe, 65 min.,1974); Danger man: loyalty always pays (directed by Peter Yates, 49 min., 1965); Bruce Lewis interviews Stanley Baker (1960s); new footage of the unveiling of a plaque by Stanly Baker (1970); Return to the Rhondda (directed by Colin Voisey, 37 min., 1965). 104 min. DVD X1889
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Girelli, Elisabetta. "Italianness and Masculinity in 1950s British Cinema ." In: Beauty and the beast : Italianness in British cinema / Elisabetta Girelli. Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Intellect, 2009. ( [UCB users only]; printFull text available online Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 G57 2009)

The Smallest Show on Earth (aka Big Time Operators) (UK, 1957)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Maragaret Rutherford. Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated debt-ridden movie theater appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there. Not only that, they must compete with a lavish movie theater next door. 80 min. DVD X4609
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
Rolinson, Dave. "'If they want culture, they pay': consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Time Without Pity (1957)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern, Peter Cushing, Alec McCowen, Renee Houston, Paul Daneman. Tension rises to a fevered pitch in this psychological thriller about an alcoholic, long-absent father who discovers he has only one day to save his son from the gallows. As he races against time to prove that his child is not a killer, the atmosphere is thick with panic in this impassioned plea against apathy. 88 min. DVD 3606
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Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (UK, 1958)
Directed by Jeffrey Dell and Roy Boulting. Cast: Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers, Lucianna Paluzzi, Ian Bannen. When news reaches Britain's Foreign Office indicating rich mineral deposits on the small island of Gaillardia, interest in the ex-colony is re-awakened, and bumbling envoy Cadogen de Vere Carlton-Browne is sent to investigate. 90 min. DVD X4609
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Corridors of Blood (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Finlay Currie, Francis Matthews, Adrienne Corri, Francis De Wolff, Basil Dignam, Frank Pettingell, Carl Bernard, Marian Spencer, Nigel Green, John Gabriel, Howard Lang, Yvonne Warren, Christopher Lee. In 1840s London, Dr. Thomas Bolton dares to dream the unthinkable: to operate on patients without causing pain. Unfortunately, the road to general anesthesia is blocked by a ruthless killer, as well as Bolton's devastating addiction to his own medicines. 87 min. DVD 9116
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The Haunted Strangler (aka Grip of the Strangler) (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmel, Leslie Perrins, Jessica Cairns, Dorothy Gordon, Desmond Roberts, Roy Russell, Derek Birch, Peggy Ann Clifford, John Fabian, Joan Elvin. Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man has hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret. 79 min. DVD 9117
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The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Directed by Ronald Neame. Cast: Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote. In this perceptive examination of the struggle for artistic creation, an eccentric artist will stop at nothing to get money. His comic odyssey takes him from prison to the Tate Museum and finally off to parts unknown. 95 min. DVD 3608
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Goodman, Henry "The Horse's Mouth." Film Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Spring, 1959), pp. 44-46
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Neame, Ronald. Straight from the horse's mouth : Ronald Neame, an autobiography / Ronald Neame, with Barbara Roisma Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA TR849.N43 A3 2003)
Rolinson, Dave. "'If they want culture, they pay': consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Horror of Dracula (1958)
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The Snorkel (1958)
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Quartermass and the Pit (UK, 1958)
Directed by Rudolph Cartier. Cast: Andre Morell, Anthony Bushell, Christine Finn, Cec Linder, John Stratton. A "compilation version" of the BBC television miniseries. After London workers unearth prehistoric remains, a London anthropologist investigates the ancient insectoid creatures and a high-tech rocket that could have laid the foundation for mankind's civilization. 180 min. DVD X4978
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Violent Playground(UK, 1958)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum, Peter Cushing. Filmed in Gerard Gardens, Liverpool. Opens with a few West Side Story-style shots of the Liver building and City Centre. The plot focuses on the leader of a tough Liverpool street gang with a penchant for arson and the Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer who is trying to stop him. 108 min. DVD X5235
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Hill, John. "The British 'Social Problem' Film: 'Violent Playground' and 'Sapphire'." Screen (1985) 26(1): 34-49 UC users only
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
McFarlane, Brian. "Surviving After Ealing: The Later Careers of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 1543-5326, Volume 24, Issue 1, 2007, Pages 65 - 71 UC users only

Beat Girl (aka Wild for Kicks)(UK, 1959)
Directed by Edmond T. Gréville. Cast: Gillian Hills, David Farrar, Christopher Lee, Adam Faith, Oliver Reed, Noelle Adam. This is the British version of Rebel Without a Cause, set in the beatnik world where jaded restless kids rule the night in smokey coffee bars, at suicidal chickie runs and at wild impromptu parties. 79 min. DVD X2677; vhs 999:1745
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Espresso Bongo (UK, 1959)
Director: Val Guest. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Cliff Richard, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan. A sly, sleazy and unscrupulous music agent, Johnny Jackson, trolls the neon-streaked sidewalks of London's SoHo district in search of fresh meat to exploit. He finds it in a teen-packed coffee bar where a pompadoured rebel is dazzling his peers with his pouty, Presleyish voice and a talent for pounding the skins. Johnny renames the kid "Bongo" Herbert and with the help of his stripper girlfriend guides the potential teen idol to fame. 118 min. DVD X2436
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The Headless Ghost(UK, 1959)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. Cast: Richard Lyon, Liliane Sottane, David Rose, Clive Revill. Three young exchange students are on holiday in Britain and the outstanding item on their itinerary is a tour of the famous Ambrose Castle. The ancient castle is reputedly haunted by a headless ghost named Malcom who lost his head leading a rebellion against King Edward. The only way for Malcom's head to be restored is by uttering a special incantation by a member of the living. 62 min. DVD X6140
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Horrors of the Black Museum(UK, 1959)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. Cast: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow. London is fear-struck and Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of strange murders. Crime journalist Edmond Bancroft is behind these horrible crimes to create material for his writing, along with his assistant who helps him run a private "Black Museum" filled with murder and torture devices. 94 min. DVD X6140
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I'm All Right, Jack (UK, 1959)
Directed by John Boulting. Cast: Peter Sellers, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Rutherford, Dennis Price. Peter Sellers stars as tragic-comic socialist shop steward Fred Kite in this class struggle comedy; Ian Carmichael is the upperclass twit hired as a common worker at his wealthy uncle's missile factory, who becomes the unwitting pawn of both the corrupt management and the union, provoking a national strike. From the novel of the same name by Alan Hackney. 105 min. DVD X4609
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Richards, Jeffrey H. "Vicious Circles: I'm All Right Jack." In: Best of British : cinema and society, 1930-1970 / Jeffrey Richards and Anthony Aldgate. Oxford, England : B. Blackwell, 1983. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 R48 1983)
Rolinson, Dave. "'If they want culture, they pay': consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Stead, Peter. "I'm All Right, Jack." In: The movies as history : visions of the twentieth century / edited by David Ellwood. Stroud : Sutton, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.2 .M68 2000)
Stead, Peter. "I'm All Right, Jack." History Today, Jan96, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p49, 6p UC users only

Look Back in Anger (UK, 1959)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Richard Burton, Mary Ure, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, Gary Raymond. Jimmy Porter is a university graduate who rejects middle class dreams and operates a candy stall in a local flea market. His wife, Allison, endures his anger and frustration because of his intense love. But when an actress friend of Allison's temporarily moves in with them, Jimmy becomes a twisted figure of bitterness and pain as disillusionment and anger overtake him. Based on the play by John Osborne. 100 min. DVD X4686
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Balio, Tino. "Angry Young Men: British New Cinema." In: The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Lacy, Stephen. "Too Theatrical by Half? The Admirable Crichton and Look Back in Anger." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Lambert, Gavin "Look Back in Anger" Film Quarterly , Vol. 12, No. 4 (Summer, 1959), pp. 39-41
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Richards, Jeffrey. "The Swinging Sixties and After." In: Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's army / Jeffrey Richards. Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press [distributor], 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 R53 1997)
Spicer, Andrew. "Rebel Males." In: Typical men : the representation of masculinity in popular British cinema / Andrew Spicer. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2001. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA HQ1090.7.G7 S65 2001)
Shafer, Steven. "An Overview of the Working Classes in British Feature Film from the 1960s to the 1980s: From Class Consciousness to Marginalization." International Labor and Working-Class History (2001), 59 : pp 3-14 UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Breaking the Proscenium: Tony Richardson, the Free Cinema, the Royal Court, and Woodfall Films (Look Back in Anger [1959] and The Entertainer [1960])." In: The cinema of Tony Richardson : essays and interviews / edited by James M. Welsh and John C. Tibbett Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1999. Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1998.3.R53 C56 1999)

The Mummy (1959)
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Our Man in Havana (UK, 1959)
Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow. Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service to become an unlikely agent in Cuba. As he has nothing to report, he invents facts, pretends to recruit agents and spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. When the local coppers decode his fake messages, all hell breaks loose in Havana and Wormold must become the spy he dreads in order to survive his own swindle. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. Special features: Original trailer; Martini minutes: "Secrets of seduction" and "How to travel in style." 111 min. DVD X1809
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Bedard, B.J. "Reunion in Havana." Literature Film Quarterly; Fall74, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p352, 7p UC users only
Shaw, Tony British cinema and the Cold War : the state, propaganda and consensus / Tony Shaw. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; distributed in U.S. by St. Martin's Press, 2001. pp: 176+ (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P6 S52 2001)

Room at the Top (1959)
Directed by Jack Clayton. Cast: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Hermione Baddeley, Donald Wolfit, Ambrosine Philpotts, Donald Houston. The English factory town is dreary but Joe Lampton has landed a job with a future. To have something to do at night he joins a theatrical group. His boss's daughter Susan is playing ingenue roles on stage and in real life. She is attracted to Joe and Joe thinks about how much faster he will get ahead if he is the boss's son-in-law. This plan is complicated by his strong desire to be with an older woman who also belongs to the theatrical group who is unhappily married. Joe believes he can get away with seeing both women. Adapted from the novel by John Braine. 118 min. DVD X1487
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts: Best British Film; Best Film From Any Source; Best Foreign Actress (Simone Signoret)
Golden Globe Awards - Samuel Goldwyn Award
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress (Simone Signoret)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Simone Signoret)

Balio, Tino. "Angry Young Men: British New Cinema." In: The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])

1960-1969

Brides of Dracula (1960)
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Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)
Director, Ralph Thomas. Cast: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Sims, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis. In wartime Italy nuns in a convent regularly smuggle Jewish children out of a nearby internment camp. The Italian army officer in charge suspects what may be going on but deliberately turns a blind eye. When the Germans take over the camp security the nuns' activities become far more dangerous. 113 min. DVD X5070
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Summerfield, Penny. "Public Memory or Public Amnesia? British Women of the Second World War in Popular Films of the 1950s and 1960s." Journal of British Studies. Oct2009, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p935-957. 23p. UC users only
Ziereis, Barbara. "From 'Alien Person' to Darling Lilli': Lilli Palmer's Roles in British Cinema." In: Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950 / edited by Tim Bergfelder and Christian Cargnelli. New York : Berghahn Books, 2008. (Full text available online [UCB users only])

The Criminal (aka Concrete Jungle) (UK, 1960)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Gregoire Aslan, Margit Saad, Jill Bennett, Rupert Davies, Laurence Naismith, Patrick Magee, Patrick Wymark. Johnny Bannion has spent the last three years in prison devising the biggest robbery of his career. Out of prison, he puts his plans into action. He buries the money in a field, but Bannion is arrested before he has a chance to reveal its whereabouts to his gang. While in jail, he must survive an ordeal of brutality and betrayal at the hands of his fellow convicts and former accomplices. 97 min. DVD X5822
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The Entertainer (1960)
Director, Tony Richardson; screenplay by John Osborne and Nigel Kneale. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie, Joan Plowright, Roger Livesay, Alan Bates, Daniel Massey, Shirley Ann Field, Albert Finney. A drama of seedy music hall life. Archie Rice, a third rate vaudevillian whose song and dance routines are unappealing and boring, is nagged by his shrewish alcoholic wife about his failures. His world comes tumbling down onto the garbage heap he has built up through his lifetime of self delusion and duplicity. Adapted from the play by John Osborne. 104 min. DVD X4322; vhs 999:2181
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St. Pierre, Paul Matthew. "Music Hall Mimesis in Those Were the Days (1934), Champagne Charlie (1944), and The Entertainer (1960)." Quarterly Review of Film & Video. 18(4):437-49. 2001 Oct UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Breaking the Proscenium: Tony Richardson, the Free Cinema, the Royal Court, and Woodfall Films (Look Back in Anger [1959] and The Entertainer [1960])." In: The cinema of Tony Richardson: essays and interviews
Edited by James M. Welsh and John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Jocelyn Herbert. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, c1999. (Main Stack; PFA PN1998.3.R53.C56 1999)

The League of Gentlemen (1960)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Kieron Moore, Terence Alexander, Robert Coote. Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery, a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. 116 min. DVD X5446
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Dux, Sally. "Allied Film Makers: Crime, Comedy and Social Concern." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p198-213, 16p
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)

Maniac (1960)
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The Millionairess (1960)
Directed by Anthony Asquith. Cast: Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, Alastair Sim, Vittorio De Sica, Dennis Price. In this comic film a beautiful, spoiled heiress has everything money can buy, except a husband. After a disastrous first marriage, she sets her sights on a dedicated but poor Indian doctor who has saved her from suicide. Based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. 90 min. DVD 818
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Minney, R. J. The films of Anthony Asquith / R.J. Minney. South Brunswick : A.S. Barnes, 1976, c1973. (PFA PN1998.3.A795 M56 1976)

Never Take Candy from a Stranger (1960)
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Sapphire (UK, 1960)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron. In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A beautiful female college student, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and discover her racial origins were much more mixed, public prejudices and those of the officers themselves are exposed. 92 min. DVD X5447
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Guha, Malini; Brunsdon, Charlotte "'The Colour of One's Skin': Earl Cameron." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p122-133, 12p UC users only
Hill, John. "The British 'Social Problem' Film: 'Violent Playground' and 'Sapphire'." Screen (1985) 26(1): 34-49 UC users only
Karamath, J. "Shooting Black Britain." Index on Censorship Volume 36, Issue 1, 2007 UC users only
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
Young, Lola. "Representation and British 'racial problem' films." Women: A Cultural Review Volume 2, Issue 1, 1991

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Directed by Karel Reisz. Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Hylda Baker, Rachel Roberts, Bryan Pringle, Norman Rossington. Arthur Seaton, a Nottingham working-class rebel tied to a dead-end factory job, lives for drink and women. "What I want", he says, "is a good time. All the rest is propaganda." But when he becomes romantically involved with the beautiful, and very conventional Doreen, the wilder "Saturday night" of his life begins to give way to the more responsible, realistic "Sunday morning" and Arthur must now choose between the voice of his conscience, and a life where settling down could mean settling for less. Based on the novel by Alan Sillitoe (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6037.I55 S3 1959; Moffitt PR6037.I55 S3 1967) 89 min. DVD 3013; vhs 999:1613
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best British Film; Best British Actress (Rachel Roberts); Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles (Albert Finney)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Albert Finney)

Balio, Tino. "Angry Young Men: British New Cinema." In: The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Lacy, Stephen. "Too Theatrical by Half? The Admirable Crichton and Look Back in Anger." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)
Brookes, Ian. "'All the Rest Is Propaganda:' Reading the Paratexts of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning." Adaptation (2009) 2(1): 17-33 UC users only
Geraghty, Christine. "'Mad about the boy': masculinity and career in Sunset boulevard." In: Me Jane : masculinity, movies, and women / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumin. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.M46 M35 1995)
Marwick, Arthur. ""Room At The Top," "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning," and the "Cultural Revolution" In Britain." Journal of Contemporary History, Jan1984, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p127-152, 26p UC users only
Minogue, Sally; Palmer, Andrew. "Helter Skelter, Topsy-Turvy and 'Loonycolour': Carnivalesque Realism in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning." English: The Journal of the English Association, vol. 51, no. 200, pp. 127-43, 2002 Summer
Lay, Samantha. "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning." In: British social realism : from documentary to Brit-grit / Samantha Lay. London : Wallflower, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D6 L39 2002)

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Shafer, Steven. "An Overview of the Working Classes in British Feature Film from the 1960s to the 1980s: From Class Consciousness to Marginalization." International Labor and Working-Class History (2001), 59 : pp 3-14 UC users only

Sink the Bismark! (UK, 1960)
Director: Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Mohner, Laurence Naismith, Karel Stepanek, Maurice Denham, Mark Dignam, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillam, Michael Hordern, Geoffrey Keen, Esmond Knight, Jack Watling, Edward R. Murrow. The Bismarck was the fabled German battleship of World War II. Traces the "life" of the Bismarck from its launching (courtesy of newsreel footage) through its many battles and narrow escapes, concluding with its far-from-inevitable sinking in the Spring of 1941. The story concentrates on the human element, specifically a British intelligence captain, who has lost his family in the London blitz and thus has a personal reason for seeing the Bismarck blasted from the sea. The captain's tireless efforts are abetted by the love and support of a female naval officer. Based on the book by C.S. Forester. 97 min. DVD X4129
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Stop Me Before I Kill (aka The Full Treatment) (1960)
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Tunes of Glory (UK, 1960)
Director: Ronald Neame. Cast: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser, Susannah York, Gordon Jackson, Duncan Macrae, Percy Herbert. Jock Sinclair is a whiskey-drinking, by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. Sinclair is a lifetime military man. He expects loyalty and respect from his men. But when Basil Barrow, an educated, by-the-book scion from a traditional military family enters the scene as Sinclair's replacement, the two men become locked in a fierce battle for control of the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Based on the novel by James Kennaway. Special features: New video interview with director Ronald Neame; exclusive new audio interview with actor Sir John Mills; BBC television interview with Sir Alec Guinness; new essay by acclaimed film critic and historian Robert Murphy; original trailer. 106 min. DVD 2756
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Bracewell, Michael. "Tunes of Glory."Sight and Sound 14. 9 (2004 Sept): 26-29. UC users only
Neame, Ronald. Straight from the horse's mouth : Ronald Neame, an autobiography / Ronald Neame, with Barbara Roisma Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA TR849.N43 A3 2003)
Sinyard, Neil. "Tunes of Glory." In: The cinema of Britain and Ireland / edited by Brian McFarlane. London : Wallflower, 2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.G7 C535 2005)

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
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Two-Way Stretch (UK, 1960)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Peter Sellers, Maurice Denham, Irene Handl, Liz Fraser, Wilfred Hyde-White, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbens, Lionel Jeffries, Beryl Reid. A hilarious spoof of prison life in which Peter Sellers and his cellmates escape from jail for just one night. Sellers intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days sentence left, and the perfect alibi - what could possibly go wrong ? 87 min. DVD X4609
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Cash on Demand (1961)
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Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
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Flame in the Streets (1961)
Directed by Roy Baker. Cast: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Brenda de Banzie, Earl Cameron. A union boss in a large firm in England is forced to confront the prejudices of his members when they threaten to strike over the appointment of a black foreman. The issue is complicated further when his daughter tells him she has fallen in love with a Jamaican. Based on the play "Hot summer night" by Ted Willis. 90 min. DVD X6534
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A Taste of Honey (1961)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin, Paul Danquah. An awkward young girl, on her own when her mother finds a new husband, has a brief affair with a black sailor, becomes pregnant, and finds a friend in her gay male roommate. PAL format tape. 96 min. vhs 999:3610
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best British Film; Best British Actress (Dora Bryan); Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles (Rita Tushingham)
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor (Murray Melvin); Best Actress (Rita Tushingham)

Balio, Tino. "Angry Young Men: British New Cinema." In: The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])
Fink, Janet; Holden, Katherine. "Pictures from the Margins of Marriage: Representations of Spinsters and Single Mothers in the mid-Victorian Novel, Inter-war Hollywood Melodrama and British Film of the 1950s and 1960s." Gender & History; Jul99, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p233, 23p UC users only
Horne, William L. "'Greatest Pleasures': A Taste of Honey (1961) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)." In: The cinema of Tony Richardson: essays and interviews
Edited by James M. Welsh and John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Jocelyn Herbert. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, c1999. (Main Stack; PFA PN1998.3.R53.C56 1999)
Lay, Samantha. "A Taste of Honey." In: British social realism : from documentary to Brit-grit / Samantha Lay. London : Wallflower, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D6 L39 2002)
Lovell, Terry. "Landscapes and Stories in 1960s British Realism." In: Dissolving views : key writings on British cinema / edited by Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Cassell, 1996. (Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.G7 D56 1996)
Shafer, Steven. "An Overview of the Working Classes in British Feature Film from the 1960s to the 1980s: From Class Consciousness to Marginalization." International Labor and Working-Class History (2001), 59 : pp 3-14 UC users only

These are the Damned (aka The Damned) (1961; released 1963)
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Victim (UK, 1961)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Peter Copley, Norman Bird. A highly respected, but closeted barrister, Melville Farr, risks his marriage and reputation to take on an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing gay men with the threat of public exposure and police action. Widely regarded as the film that provoked the British parliament to begin amending its laws against homosexual acts. 100 min. DVD 1613
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Dux, Sally. "Allied Film Makers: Crime, Comedy and Social Concern." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p198-213, 16p
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)
McLaughlin, Eugene. "Surviving After Ealing: The Later Careers of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Jan2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p65-71, 7p UC users only

All Night Long (UK, 1962)
Director, Basil Dearden. Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Mitchell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris ; guest stars: Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth, Charles Mingus. An updating of Shakespeare's Othello, set in the jazz world of London in the early 1960s. Because of a rumour set about by a jealous rival, a jazz trumpeter at an all-night party tries to strangle his wife. 84 min. DVD X5445; DVD 9829 (copy 2 PAL)
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
McFarlane, Brian. "Surviving After Ealing: The Later Careers of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 24 no. 1 (2007) p. 65-71 UC users only
Skrebels, Paul. "All Night Long": Jazzing Around with "Othello." Literature Film Quarterly, 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p147-156, 10p UC users only

Day of the Triffids (UK, 1962)
Directed by Steve Sekely. Cast: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Kieron Moore, Janette Scott, Mervyn Johns. A spectacular meteor shower blinds most of Earth's population and unleashes a plant spore that grows into giant mobile carnivorous plants threatening humankind. As these Triffids multiphy, an American seaman and his friends flee to Spain for a final confrontation with the plants. Based on the classic novel by John Wyndham. 95 min. DVD X1473
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Sawyer, Andy. "'A stiff upper lip, and a trembling lower one': John Wyndham on Screen." In: British Science Fiction Cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 B65 1999)

Kiss of the Vampire (UK, 1962)
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The L-Shaped Room (UK, 1962)
Directed by Bryan Forbes. Cast: Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters, Dame Cicely Courtneidge, Patricia Phoenix, Avis Bunnage, Emlyn Williams. Young, unmarried and pregnant, a French beauty named Jane Fosset moves into a seedy London boarding house. Everyone living there has been rejected by society--blacks, homosexuals, prostitutes, bohemians. Jane falls for one such outcast, a struggling writer, and their love affair has everyone talking--including those who know her dark secret. Based on the novel by Lynne Reid Banks. 120 min. DVD X6008
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Fink, Janet; Holden, Katherine. "Pictures from the Margins of Marriage: Representations of Spinsters and Single Mothers in the mid-Victorian Novel, Inter-war Hollywood Melodrama and British Film of the 1950s and 1960s." Gender & History; Jul99, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p233, 23p

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director, David Lean. Cast: Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole. The story of T. E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity. Special features (Disc 1): DVD-ROM features: archives of Arabia: historic photographs take you behind the scenes (Pt. 1) ; Journey with Lawrence: Interactive map of the Middle East. Special features (Disc 2): Documentary: The Making of Lawrence of Arabia ; conversation with Steven Spielberg ; four original featurettes: Maan, Jordan: the camels are cast -- In search of Lawrence -- Romance of Arabia -- Wind, sand and star: the making of a classic ; original newsreel footage of the New York premiere ; DVD-ROM features: archives of Arabia: historic photographs take you behind the scenes (Pt. 2) ; advertising campaigns ; theatrical trailers ; talent files. 227 min. DVD 666; VHS 999:382
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film from any Source; Best British Film; Best British Actor (Peter O'Toole)
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Director

Francaviglia, Richard V. "Crusaders and Saracens: the persistence of orientalism in historically themed motion pictures about the Middle East." In: Lights, camera, history : portraying the past in film / edited by Richard Francaviglia and Jerry Rodnitzky ; with an introduction by Peter C. Rollins ; contributions by Robert Rosenstone ... [et al.]. 1st ed. College Station : Published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press, c2007. (PN1995.2 .L54 2007)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner(UK, 1962)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Tom Courtenay, Michael Redgrave, Alec McGowan. An 18-year-old boy, a product of a slum environment, is sent to reform school where he becomes the top runner and the best bet to win against a private school. Based on the novel by Alan Sillitoe (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PR6037.I55 L6). 104 min. DVD 8093; vhs 999:3494
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Claydon, E. Anna (Elizabeth Anna) The representation of masculinity in British cinema of the 1960s : Lawrence of Arabia, The loneliness of the long distance runner, and The Hill / E. Anna Claydon. Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M46 C45 2005)
Horne, William L. "'Greatest Pleasures': A Taste of Honey (1961) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)." In: The cinema of Tony Richardson: essays and interviews
Edited by James M. Welsh and John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Jocelyn Herbert. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, c1999. (Main Stack; PFA PN1998.3.R53.C56 1999)
Hughson, John. "The 'Loneliness' of the Angry Young Sportsman." Film & History. 2005. Vol. 35, Iss. 2; pg. 41, 8 pgs UC users only
Richards, Jeffrey H. "New Waves, Old Ways and the Censors: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner." In: Best of British : cinema and society, 1930-1970 / Jeffrey Richards and Anthony Aldgate. Oxford, England : B. Blackwell, 1983. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 R48 1983)
Rollins, Janet Buck. "Novel into Film. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner." Literature Film Quarterly, 1981, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p172, 17p UC users only

Night Creatures (UK, 1962)
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The Phantom of the Opera (UK, 1962)
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The Quare Fellow (UK, 1962)
Directed by Arthur Dreifuss. Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Sylvia Syms, Walter Macken, Dermot Kelly, Jack Cunningham. A rookie prison guard, and advocate of capital punishment, has a change of heart after he begins an affair with a condemned man's wife and discovers that key evidence was withheld from his trial. Based on the play by Brendan Behan. 89 min. DVD X2032
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Billy Liar (UK, 1963)
Directed by John Schlesinger. Cast: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne, Ethel Griffies, Finlay Currie, Gwendolyn Watts, Helen Fraser, Leonard Rossiter, Rodney Bewes, George Innes, Leslie Randall, Patrick Barr, Ernest Clark, Godfrey Winn. Billy, a lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England, dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers. Based on the novel and play by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. 98 min. DVD X4689
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Balio, Tino. "Angry Young Men: British New Cinema." In: The foreign film renaissance on American screens, 1946-1973 / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only])

The Caretaker (aka The Guest) (UK, 1963)
Directed by Clive Donner. Screenplay by Harold Pinter. Cast: Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw. Mick and Aston are brothers. Mick is a builder, drives a van, and is often away. Aston is a quiet, reserved man, who lives alone in a cluttered room on the top-floor of a small house Mick owns in a poor London district. Aston rescues an old derelict named Mac Davies from a possible beating, and invites him to the flat. In the course of the mind games and power struggles that play out between the two brothers, all three men reveal how they have been damaged by life, which helps to explain the constant verbal damage they do to each other. But it becomes very clear that while they all have dreams--which they are unlikely to fulfill--they are merely going through the motions of life, deceiving themselves. Special features: Commentary (Alan Bates, Clive Donner, Michael Birkett) [optional audio feature]; On location with the Caretaker [b&w, featurette] (1962) (4 min.); Introduction by Michael Billington [featurette] (6 min.); "The Caretaker" : From play into film [featurette] (16 min.). 100 min. DVD X6141
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Heavens Above! (UK, 1963)
Directed by John and Roy Boulting. Cast: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael, Bernard Miles, Brock Peters, Eric Sykes, Irene Handl, Miriam Karlin, William Hartnell, Joan Hickson. An idealistic clergyman is accidentally assigned to a snobbish wealthy parish where he insists on ministering to the rich and poor alike, infuriating the town, the religious hierarchy, and the government. 118 min. DVD X4609
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Paranoic (1963)
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Secret Agent (1963)
Directed by Joseph Losey; screenplay, Harold Pinter. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig. Psychological drama in which a sinister manservant attempts to gain power over his wealthy young master by luring him into an increasingly decadent lifestyle. 112 min. vhs 999:654
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The Servant (1963)
Directed by Joseph Losey; screenplay, Harold Pinter. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig. Psychological drama in which a sinister manservant attempts to gain power over his wealthy young master by luring him into an increasingly decadent lifestyle. 112 min. DVD 5795; vhs 999:654
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Pinter, Harold. Five screenplays. London, Methuen, 1971. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .P512)

This Sporting Life (1963)
Directed by Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, George Sewell, Vanda Godsell, Arthur Lowe, Jack Watson, Harry Markham. Set in Northern Ireland this is the story of a professional rugby player who carries the violence of the football field into every area of his life. 134 min. DVD 1178
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Best British Actress (Rachel Roberts)
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama (Rachel Roberts)

Lacy, Stephen. "Too Theatrical by Half? The Admirable Crichton and Look Back in Anger." In: British cinema of the 1950s : a celebration / edited by Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 M263 2003)

Tom Jones (1963)
Director, Tony Richardson; screenplay by John Osborne and Nigel Kneale. Cast: Albert Finney, Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Diane Cilento. Lusty tale set in 18th century England. Tom Jones is an orphan raised by the village squire who grows up to be a handsome young man with a way with women. He loves the daughter of a neighboring landowner, and falls into many adventures in pursuit of her, including duels, bedroom romps and prison! 121 min. DVD 2520; vhs 999:698
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Picture, Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film; Best Film from any Source; Best British Actor (Albert Finney)
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy; Most Promising Newcomer - Male (Albert Finney)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Albert Finney)
Venice Film Festival - Best Actor (Albert Finney)

The Leather Boys (1963)
Directed by Sidney J. Furie. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson, Colin Campbell. Dot and Reg, a pair of British high school sweethearts marry and quickly learn about the follies and hardships of adulthood. When the couple splits, Reg finds solace in the company of his irresponsible pal Pete, but comes to discover that even this carefree friendship is not without its complications. 105 min. DVD X4965; vhs 999:2582
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"The Leather Boys." America; 12/11/1965, Vol. 113 Issue 24, p761-761, 1/6p UC users only
Griffith, Robin. "Sad and Angry: Queers in 1960s British Cinema." British queer cinema / edited by Robin Griffiths. London ; New York : Routledge, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 B75 2006)
Ward, James J. "Outlaw Motorcyclists They're Not: A Contrarian Reading of Joseph Losey's These Are the Damned (1961) and Sidney Furie's The Leather Boys (1964)." Journal of Popular Culture, Apr2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p381-407, 27p, UC users only

Lord of the Flies (1963)
Directed by Peter Brook. Cast: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, and Hugh Edwards. Adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English boys completely cut off from society who revert to brutal, primitive savagery. 97 min. DVD 1168
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Becket (1964)
Directed by Peter Glenville. Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud. As young men, Thomas a Becket and King Henry II of 12th century England wench and carouse together. In middle age, Henry appoints Becket Archbishop of Canterbury but a stormy clash develops when Becket, sobered by his office, challenges Henry's royal edicts. 151 min. DVD 8070; vhs 999:208
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Awards

Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
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The Earth Dies Screaming (UK, 1964)
Directed by by Terence Fisher. Cast: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price. The world has just been decimated by an unstoppable, merciless army of killer robots, and millions of innocent souls have been wiped out. Only a handful of survivors have managed to escape the deadly alien apocalypse, and they must endure a non-stop struggle to save themselves from destruction, and somehow find a way to defeat the marauding death machines-- before the entire human race becomes extinct. 62 min. DVD X3166
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Shail, Robert. "Terence Fisher and British science fiction cinema." Science Fiction Film & Television, 2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p77-90, 14p UC users only

The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
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Girl with the Green Eyes (UK, 1964)
Directed by Desmond Davis. Cast: Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave. An awkward young Irish farm girl Kate Brady moves to Dublin and shares a room with funny, outgoing Baba Brennan, where she soon meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged writer, who is immediately attracted to the shy and innocent Kate, ignoring the more sophisticated Baba. Based on the novel, The lonely girl, by Edna O'Brien. 92 min. DVD X2843
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Awards
Golden Globes - Best English-Language Foreign Film
National Board of Review, USA - Best Director

The Gorgon (1964)
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Director, Richard Lester. Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr. This lively, good-natured classic captures all the fun, excitement and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George and Ringo at the height of "Beatlemania." Portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group and packed with all-time Beatle favorites, they perform their songs and look for adventure ... all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans! The Beatles perform I'll cry instead, A hard day's night, I should've known better, If I fell, And I love her, I'm happy just to dance with you, Ringo's theme (this boy), Tell me why, Don't bother me, I wanna be your man, All my lovin', and She loves you. 92 min. DVD 1348; vhs 999:147 (also computer interactive version COMPU/D 253)
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It Happened Here (UK, 1964)
Directors: Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo. Cast: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Nicolette Bernard, Bart Allison, Stella Kemball. In a rewrite of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline, an apolitical nurse, hopes that normal life will return to England. It is only after she accepts a nursing job with the Nazis that she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. This film tells the story of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed. 96 min. vhs 999:2501
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Klawans, Stuart "It Happened Here." (movie reviews)Nation v268, n3 (Jan 25, 1999):43 (1 page). UC users only
Macnab, Geoffrey. "It Happened Here." Sight & Sound, Apr2006, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p89-90, 2p UC users only
Tibbetts, John C. "Kevin Brownlow's Historical Films: It Happened Here (1965) and Winstanley (1975)." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Jun2000, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p227-251, 25p UC users only
Van Gelder, Lawrence. "Reimaging: What if Big Ben tolled for Hitler?" ("It Happened Here", and "Winstanley")(Review) (movie reviews) New York Times v148 (sun, Jan 8, 1999):E16(L), col 1, 30 col in.

Alfie (1965)
Director, Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Vivien Merchant, Eleanor Bron. A wild and ribald comedy, filled with sex and sin, about a successful London playwright who is also a shallow womanizer trying to figure out what life is all about. Based on the play by Bill Naughton. 113 min. DVD 558
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

Aldgate, Tony. "Alfie." In: The movies as history : visions of the twentieth century / edited by David Ellwood. Stroud : Sutton, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.2 .M68 2000)
Aldgate, Tony. "Alfie." History Today, Vol. 46, October 1996 UC users only
Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.
Fuller, Graham. "Ordinary Bloke." Film Comment v. 40 no. 2 (March/April 2004) p. 26-7, 29-30, 32, 34, 36 UC users only
Shonfield, Katherine. "Wives and Lovers: The 1960s Office Interior: Alfie, The Apartment, and Darling." In: Walls have feelings : architecture, film and the city / Katherine Shonfield. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Envi Design PN1995.9.C513 S535 2000)
Spence, S.A. "What's it all about, Alfie? Antisocial males in the early films of Sir Michael Caine." Medical Humanities 2004;30:27-31 UC users only

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Martita Hunt, Anna Massey, Clive Revill, Noel Coward. Ann Lake goes to pick up her daughter, Bunny, at a London preschool but is told that they have no child registered by that name. The police can find no evidence that Bunny ever existed and wonder if the child was only a figment of Ann's imagination. 107 min. DVD 6130
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Darling (1965)
Directed by John Schlesinger. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Dirk Bogarde, Julie Christie. A London photographer's model proceeds from an immature marriage into a series of shady affairs-- first with a television talker, then with a slick promotion man, and ultimately in a palazzo as the loveless wife of an Italian prince. After becoming a prisoner of her own success through these disastrous affairs, she realizes the awful price she has paid for happiness. This is a slashing social satire and a devastating spoof of the synthetic, stomach-turning output of the television-advertising age. 122 min. DVD X1043; vhs 999:3014
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julie Christie)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Actor (Dirk Bogarde); Best British Actress (Julie Christie)
Golden Globes - Best English-Language Foreign Film
National Board of Review, USA - Best Director; Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actress

Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.
Geraghty, Christine. "Women and 60s British Cinema: The Development of the 'Darling' Girl." In: The British cinema book. Edited by Robert Murphy. 2nd ed. London: British Film Institute, 2001. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.B66 2001)
Gibson, Pamela Church. "From Up North to Up West? London on Screen 1965-1967." London Journal, Jul2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p85-107, 23p UC users only
Shonfield, Katherine. "Wives and Lovers: The 1960s Office Interior: Alfie, The Apartment, and Darling." In: Walls have feelings : architecture, film and the city / Katherine Shonfield. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Envi Design PN1995.9.C513 S535 2000)
Tarr, Carrie "Sapphire, Darling and the boundaries of permitted pleasure." Screen Vol XXVI nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1985); p 50-65
Mann, William J. Edge of midnight : the life of John Schlesinger (MAIN: PN1998.3.S34 M36 2004)
Phillips, Gene D. John Schlesinger Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1981 (MAIN: PN1998.A3 .P2852; MOFF: PN1998.A3 .P2852)

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Help! (UK, 1965)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, Roy Kinnear. Ringo's life is imperiled by an ancient sacrificial ring stuck on his famous finger. The ring makes him a target of a group of hilariously demented oriental mystics, who chase the boys from London to the Swiss Alps to the Bahamas. Songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison. 91 min. DVD 3390
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Glynn, Stephen. "The Beatles' Help!: Pop Art and the Perils of Parody." Journal of British Cinema & Television, 2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p23-43, 21p UC users only

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The Knack - and How to Get It(1965)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly. You either have it or you don't. That is, the knack of seduction! Cool and sophisticated Tolen has a monopoly on womanizing in 1960's London and his friend Colin simply wants to learn the secret. Based on the play "The knack" by Ann Jellicoe. 85 min. DVD X151
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or

Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.
Gibson, Pamela Church. "From Up North to Up West? London on Screen 1965-1967." London Journal, Jul2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p85-107, 23p UC users only

Lord Jim(UK | USA, 1965)
Directed by Richard Brooks. Cast: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Eli Wallach, Curt Jurgens, Paul Lukas. Joseph Conrad's saga of an idealistic merchant marine officer who disgraces himself when he abandons ship in the Far East. A tale of both cowardice and redemption. 154 min. DVD X4913; vhs 999:1293
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The Nanny (1965)
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Repulsion (UK, 1965)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Patrick Wymark, Yvonne Furneaux. A psychological drama about a young manicurist in London who's bland, unresponsive exterior hides her raging inner torment over the thought of sex. Left all alone for a weekend, she decends into madness, leading to murder. 105 min. DVD 3782; vhs 999:67
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Zulu (UK, 1965)
Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Nigel Green; forward narrated by Richard Burton. In this drama based on the Zulu War of 1879 a handful of British engineers entrench themselves in an isolated outpost in Natal called Rorke's Drift and prepare to face a series of vicious assaults by more than 4,000 Zulu warriors (1879). 139 min. DVD 6831; vhs 999:2721
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Chapman, James. "Men of Harlech: Zulu (1964)." In: Past and present : national identity and the British historical film. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris; Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 C43 2005
Hall, Sheldon. "Monkey Feathers: Defending Zulu (1964)." In: British historical cinema : the history, heritage and costume film / edited by Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H5 B75 2002)
Niemi, Robert. "Zulu." In: History in the media : film and television Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 N54 2006)
Sharrett, Christopher. "Zulu, or the limits of liberalism." Cineaste; Vol.XXV nr.4 (Sept 2000); p.28-33 UC users only

Blow Up (UK / Italy, 1966)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles. A young London photographer believes he was an inadvertent witness to murder and that a picture he took may be incriminating evidence. 102 min. DVD 2213; 999:75
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best Director

The Brides of Fu Manchu(UK / West Germany, 1966)
Director, Don Sharp. Cast: Christopher Lee, Douglas Wilmer, Heinz Drache, Marie Versini. Christopher Lee returns as Sax Rohmer's insidious Asian villain Fu Manchu. Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnapping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he intends to use to take over the world. But Fu's archenemy, Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard, is determined not to let that happen. Based on the story "The bride of Fu Manchu" by Sax Rohmer. 80 min. DVD 7860
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Cathy Come Home (TV, 1966)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis, Wally Patch, Adrienne Frame, Emmett Hennessy, Geoffrey Palmer, Gabrielle Hamilton. Dramatises the experiences of the family of an unemployed man to show the disintegration of a family under economic stress. Raises questions regarding the responsibility of society for its less fortunate members. 77 min. DVD X4753
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Cul-de-sac (1966)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Francoise Dorleac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran, William Franklyn, Robert Dorning, Marie Kean, Geoffrey Sumner, Renee Houson, Iain Quarrier, Jackie Bisset, Trevor Delaney. A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly American gangster on the run. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos. 112 min. DVD X6193
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Georgy Girl (1966)
Director, Silvio Narizzano. Cast: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling. Warm, winning and fun-loving Georgy rooms with sultry, moody Meredith. Meredith gets a baby with Jos and is indifferent to the child so Georgy winds up taking care of the baby. Now radiant with motherly feelings Georgy becomes the object of desire of a wealthy widower ... and Jos. 100 min. DVD 8980
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Awards

Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Lynn Redgrave)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actress (Lynn Redgrave)

Carson, Bruce. "Comedy, sexuality and "Swinging London" films." Journal of Popular British Cinema nr 1 (1998); p 48-62.
Gibson, Pamela Church. "From Up North to Up West? London on Screen 1965-1967." London Journal, Jul2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p85-107, 23p UC users only

A Man For All Seasons (UK, 1966)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw,Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave. Historical drama about Sir Thomas More, a scholar and statesman, who will make any sacrifice forking and country as long as he can do it with a clear conscience. His opposition to King Henry VIII's breakwith the Roman Catholic Church provides the conflict which led to More's execution. 120 min.DVD 7451
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film; Best Film from any Source; Best British Actor (Paul Scofield)
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director

Marat/Sade (The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade) (1966)
Directed by Peter Brook. Cast: Glenda Jackson, Patrick Magee, Ian Richardson. The infamous Marquis de Sade, confined to an asylum, directs the other inmates in a re-enactment of the bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat. 120 min. DVD 133; vhs C-1638
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Morgan: a Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)
Directed by Karel Reisz. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, David Warner, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl, Bernard Bresslaw. A landmark black comedy which chronicles one man's descent into a life of absurdist fantasy. Morgan's futile efforts at marital reconciliation lead him to a triumphant discovery that life is really easier to deal with while dressed in a gorilla suit. 93 min. 999:3631
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To Sir, With Love (1966)
Directed by James Clavell. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Christian Roberts, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall. A novice teacher faces a class of rowdy, undisciplined working-class punks in this classic film that reflected some of the problems and fears of teens in the 60's. Stars Sidney Poitier. 105 min. DVD 4534
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The War Game(UK, 1966)
Directed, written, and produced by Peter Watkins. A dramatization of the possible effects of nuclear warfare on Great Britain. Explores the physical damage effects, the psychological effects on the survivors, the societal logic for the existence of nuclear arms, and the attempts to understand how the balance of power keeps atomic weapons in check. DVD 6040; vhs Video/C 3971
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Accident (1967)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York, Vivien Merchant, Delphine Seyrig, Alexander Knox. When an accident kills one of his students, an Oxford professor recounts the circumstances of their meetings. But as these turbulent memories unfold, they reveal a series of shocking relationships betrayed by adultery, obsession and self-destruction in which nothing is what it seems and everything has its cost. Based on the novel Accident by Nicholas Mosley. 105 min. DVD 5796
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

Pinter, Harold. Five screenplays. London, Methuen, 1971. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .P512)

Bedazzled (1967)
Directed by Stanley Donen. Cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch, Michael Bates. A short-order cook is hopelessly in love with a waitress who barely knows he's alive. Enter the Devil, who grants him seven wishes in order to win her over, but his efforts are hampered by the Seven Deadly sins including the insatiable Lillian Lust! Special features: Peter and Dud: an interview with the devil ; Peter Cook and Dudley Moore on the Paul Ryan show ; a "Bedazzled" conversation with Harold Ramis ; original theatrical trailer ; still gallery. 104 min. DVD 7840
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Cook, William. "The legacy of Bedazzled." New Statesman. Jul 25, 2005. Vol. 18, Iss. 869; pg. 40, 3 pgs UC users only

[Battle of] Culloden (1967)
Director, Peter Watkins. Re-creates the 1746 Battle of Culloden between the rebellious highland Scottish forces of Bonnie Prince Charles and the regular British Army sent to Scotland to put down the rebellion. 104 min. DVD 6040; vhs Video/C 3971
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Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Director, John Schlesinger; screenplay by Frederic Raphael. Cast: Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, Alan Bates. Screen version of Thomas Hardy's classic love story about a headstrong young woman whose life becomes entwined with three disparate men: a dashing soldier, a wealthy landowner, and a sheep farmer. 97 min. DVD X3121; vhs 999:395
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Awards
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Actor (Peter Finch)

How I Won the War (1967)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Michael Crawford, John Lennon, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague. Black comedy about war, revolving around an inept and idiotic lieutenant who is first assigned to North Africa to construct a cricket pitch in the middle of the desert, and then to Europe to capture a bridge over the Rhine, which he accomplishes by making a deal with a German officer. Based on the novel by Patrick Ryan. 111 min. DVD X5584; vhs 999:2919
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Dempsey, M. "War as movie theater - two films." Film Quarterly Vol XXV nr 2 (Winter 1971-72); p 33-36.
Hanke, Ken "The British film invasion of the 1960s, part III." Films in Review Vol XL nr 6-7 (June-July 1989); p 348-356
"How I Won the War." Literature/Film Quarterly.v1.n3.July 1973 p.Summer 256-262 UC users only

One Million B.C. (1967)
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Privilege (UK, 1967)
Directed by Peter Watkins. Cast: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, William Job, Mark London, Jeremy Child, Max Bacon. Steven Shorter is a rock music phenomenon. His popularity, carefully engineered by his corporate handlers, has reached dizzying proportions. When artist Vanessa Ritchie is hired to paint his portrait, she discovers that he is unhappy and unstable. 103 min. DVD X5202
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The Birthday Party(UK, 1968)
Directed by William Friedkin; screenplay by Harold Pinter. Cast: Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols. A failed individual seeks refuge at a seaside resort where he leads a childlike existence until two mysterious men arrive and carry him away. Based on the play by Harold Pinter. 131 min. DVD X6142
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Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
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Charge of the Light Brigade(UK, 1968)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Jill Bennett, David Hemmings, Ben Aris. A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854. The battle climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders. Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 131 min. DVD 9991
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Connelly, Mark. "The charge of the Light Brigade." London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]
Jackson, Martin A. "The Charge of the Light Brigade." Film & History; Sep1972, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p24-25, 2p UC users only

The Lion in Winter (1968)
Directed by Anthony Harvey. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn. Queen Eleanor (Hepburn) tries to align herself with France in order to insure her eldest son's position as heir to the throne. King Henry (O'Toole) favors his youngest son for the coveted title. The sons care little for either parent, and each will stop at nothing to obtain personal power. The King and Queen's relationship is dissected as they plot, love, cheat, connive and try to politically devour each other. Based on the drama by James Goldman. 136 min. DVD X1081; vhs 999:204
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actress (Katherine Hepburn)
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film

Anne of the Thousand Days (UK, 1969)
Directed by Charles Jarrott. Cast: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos.Henry VIII of England (1491 - 1547) divorces his first wife, Katharine of Aragon (1485 - 1536), who has failed to produce a male heir. Instead, he favors the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn (1501/1507 - 1536). Henry weds Anne and soon she gives him a child. The girl, Elizabeth (1533-1603), is a bitter disappointment to Henry, who desperately wants a male heir. Jane Seymour is at court and Henry's wandering eye has found her. The Queen has her sent away, but, if Anne will bring Jane back to court, the King promises to sign the Act of Succession to insure that Elizabeth will be Queen. Anne's one-thousand-day reign as Queen of England ends with the loss of her head on the block. Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson. 146 min. DVD X832
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Awards
Golden Globes, USA - Best Picture - Drama; Best Director; Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama (Geneviève Bujold)

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
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I Am a Camera (1969)
Director, Henry Cornelius. Cast: Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters. Into a struggling writer's life comes a madcap chanteuse whose decadent lifestyle and zest for living effects everyone around her. The film takes place in the pre-Nazi Berlin of the early 1930s. Based on the novel "Berlin stories" by Christopher Isherwood and the play by John Van Druten. 95 min. DVD X2076
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If... (1969)
Director, Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, Chris tine Noonan. This film takes a look at a British boarding school and three unruly seniors who fail to conform. If ... is an amazing blend of fact and fantasy. The students at College House are kept in line by tradition, strict discipline, and prefects. The film also documents the repressive conditions and the painfulness of rebelling as it builds to its surreal and violent ending when the students have their day. Special features (Disc 1): Audio commentary featuring film critic and historian David Robinson and actor Malcolm McDowell ; (Disc 2): A 2003 episode from the Scottish TV series "Cast and crew," featuring McDowell, Ondricek, Rakoff, director's assistant Stephen Frears, producer Michael Medwin, and screenwriter David Sherwin; new video interview with actor Graham Crowden; "Thursday's children" (1954), an Academy Award-winning documentary about a school for deaf children, directed by Anderson and Guy Brenton and narrated by Richard Burton ; plus, a booklet featuring pieces by critic David Ehrenstein, screenwriter David Sherwin, and director Lindsay Anderson. 111 min. DVD 8077
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or

Farber, Stephen. "Before the Revolution." The Hudson Review, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Autumn, 1969), pp. 469-476 UC users only
Spiers, David. "Lindsay Anderson, If..." Screen 1969 10: 85-89UC users only

Sherwin, David. If --- : a film, by Lindsay Anderson and David Sherwin. [Screenplay by David Sherwin] London, Lorrimer Publishing Ltd, 1969. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .S4721 1969b)

Kes (1969)
Director, Ken Loach. Cast: David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes. A portrait of a working-class Northern England family. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. From the book A kestrel for a knave by Barry Hines. Special features: Disc 1: Alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue ; original theatrical trailer. Disc 2: "Making Kes," a new documentary featuring Loach, Menges, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley ; The Southbank show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile ; "Cathy come home" (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller. 111 min. DVD X5810
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Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
Director: Attenborough, Richard. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Phyllis Calvert, Jean Pierre Cassel, John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Maggie Smith, Susannah York, John Mills, Ian Holm. A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time. Special features: Commentary by director Lord Richard Attenborough; 3-part documentary: Welcome to World War I, The Smith family album, Keep the home fires burning. Based on Joan Littlewood's theatre workshop production by Charles Chilton and the members of the original cast after a stage treatment by Ted Allan. 144 min. DVD 6676
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Bolas, Bolas. "Richard Attenborough, Oh! What a Lovely War." Screen (1969) 10(3): 84-90 UC users only

Oliver! (1969)
Director, Carol Reed. Cast: Ron Moody, Oliver Reed, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Mark Lester. A musical version of the novel by Charles Dickens in which a young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But, Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and that true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned. Freely adapted from Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. 145 min. DVD 5721
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Picture
Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Ron Moody)

Carol Reed bibliography
Napper, Lawrence. "'There's No Place Like London': London Musicals and the Traffic in Souls." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p220-231, 12p UC users only

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (UK, 1969)
Director, Ronald Neame. Cast: Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Gordon Jackson, Celia Johnson. A teacher in a 1920's Scottish girls' school captivates her students with her fascist ideals and free-thinking attitude. Based on the play by Jay Presson Allen ; adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6037.P29 A6 2004) 115 min. DVD X6358
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Farber, S. "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" Film Quarterly, Spring 1969, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p62-63, 2p UC users only
Frankel, Hannah. "Passing the screen test." Times Educational Supplement, 4/11/2008, Issue 4783, special section p8-11, 4p UC users only
Heilman, Robert B. "The great-teacher myth." American Scholar, Summer91, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p417, 7p UC users only
Kael, Pauline. "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." In: Going steady. Boston, Little, Brown [1970] (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995 .K23 1970)
Neame, Ronald. Straight from the horse's mouth : Ronald Neame, an autobiography / Ronald Neame, with Barbara Roisma Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA TR849.N43 A3 2003)

Taste the blood of Dracula (1969)
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Two Gentlemen Sharing (UK, 1969)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Robin Phillips, Judy Geeson, Hal Frederick, Esther Anderson, Norman Rossingtron, Hilary Dwyer, Rachel Kempson, Daisy Mae Williams, Ram John Holder, Earl Cameron, Shelagh Fraser, David Markham. A black Jamaican lawyer shares an apartment with a liberal white man in London. Andrew, the lawyer, longs to become part of London's middle class while Roddy is the waspish advertising executive who wishes to escape the problems caused by his middle-class upbringing. Andrew has a difficult time fitting in to the conservative traditions of a prejudiced London, and Roddy finds out his girlfriend has a black stepfather. Roddy is disillusioned when he is not accepted by the black world, and Andrew comes to the realization that he will never be welcomed in the still-racist business community of London. Based on David Stuart Leslie's 1963 novel of the same name published in London. Originally released as a motion picture in 1969. 108 min. DVD X6625
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Women in Love (1969)
Directed by Ken Russell. Cast: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates, Jennie Linden. A sensual investigation of the relationships of two couples, exploring the thin line between love and lust. Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence. 131 min. DVD X4848; 999:884
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Williams, Melanie. "Staccato and Wrenchingly Modern: Reflections on the 1970s Stardom of Glenda Jackson" In: Don't look now : British cinema in the 1970s / edited by Paul Newland. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.G7 D66 2010)

1970-1979

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway. Disc 1 (1969-1978)
A collection of Peter Greenaway's early avant-garde films created between 1969 and 1978. A series of highly innovative and witty short films which are immensely playful and take pleasure in outlandish detail, fake erudition and corkscrew narratives. Contents: A Walk Through H (1978, 41 min.) -- H is for House (1976, 9 min.) -- Windows (1974, 4 min.) -- Intervals (1969, 6 min.) -- Dear Phone (1976, 17 min.) -- Water Wrackets (1978, 11 min.). DVD 2374

Peter Greenaway bibliography

The Early Films of Peter Greenaway. Disc 2 (1978-1980)
Presents two major works by Peter Greenaway. In Vertical Features Remakes (1978, 44 min.), a playful parody of avant-garde theorising, academics argue about the work of Tulse Luper, Greenaway's best-known fictional character. The Falls (1980, 187 min.), is divided into 92 biographies of people who have all been affected by "VUE," the Violent Unknown Event, a phenomenon in some way connected with birds and flying. DVD 2375

Peter Greenaway bibliography

Countess Dracula (1970)
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Performance (1970)
Directed by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg. Cast: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg. In this underground film presenting a study of the 1960's, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to hide after carrying out a hit. He finds the perfect cover in the form of a guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, an ex-rocker looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. 104 min. DVD 7354; vhs 999:3010
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Frey, M. "London a la mod: Fashion, Genre, and Historical Space in "Performance"." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 23 no. 4 (2006) p. 369-75 UC users only
Savage, Jon. "Snapshots of the sixties." Sight & Sound Vol III nr 5 (May 1993); p 14-18.
Smith, Justin. "'Performance' (1970)." In: Withnail and us: cult films and film cults in British cinema / Justin Smith. London : I.B.Tauris, 2010. Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Wollen, Peter; Savage, Jon. "Possession./ Tuning into wonders." Sight & Sound Vol V nr 9 (Sept 1995); p 20-25.

Petulia (1970)
Directed by Richard Lester. Cast: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain. Set during the swinging sixties in San Francisco, this landmark romantic drama tells of the charmingly kooky socialite Petulia, who has been recently married. Unhappy with her marriage, she embarks on a love affair with a melancholy recently-divorced doctor. As they try to make sense of their dispassionate lives they strive to find the courage to change the course of their lives in the face of their respective demons. Based on a novel by John Haase ; adaptation by Barbara Turner. Special DVD features: New featurette "The uncommon making of 'Petulia'"; Vintage featurette "'Petulia': the uncommon movie"; Theatrical trailer. 105 min. DVD X1013; vhs 999:3026
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Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Directed by David Lean. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern, Sarah Miles. Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side. Special features DVD: Commentary by Lady Sandra Lean, Sarah Miles, Trine Day Mitchum (Robert Mitchum's daughter), assistant director Michael Stevenson, second unit director Roy Stevens, art director Roy Walker, assistant editor Tony Lawson, location manager Eddie Fowlie, stuntman Vic Armstrong, biographer Stephen M. Silverman, directors John Boorman, Hugh Hudson and Richard Schickel; 2 theatrical trailers; "The making of Ryan's daughter": a 3-part 35th anniversary documentary; 2 Vintage Documentaries: "Ryan's daughter: a story of love" and "We're the last of the traveling circuses." 206 min. DVD X4841; vhs 999:3635
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor (John Mills)
Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor (John Mills)

David Lean bibliography

Scrooge (1970)
Directed by Ronald Neame. In this version the classic Charles Dickens tale the cold hearted miser of "A Christmas Carol" is reformed by the Ghosts of Christmas is transformed into a singing, dancing spectacular. 115 min. DVD X4839; vhs 999:1513
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Neame, Ronald. Straight from the horse's mouth : Ronald Neame, an autobiography / Ronald Neame, with Barbara Roisma Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA TR849.N43 A3 2003)

The Vampire Lovers (1970)
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Bleak Moments (UK, TV, 1971)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Anne Raitt, Sarah Stephenson, Eric Allan, Joolia Cappleman, Mike Bradwell. Centers around a shy but intelligent middle-class girl, Sylvia, who is barely surviving suburban loneliness while looking after her mentally retarded sister Hilda. 170 min. DVD X2023
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Clockwork Orange (1971)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Warren Clarke. Depicts a harrowing journey through a near-future world of decaying cities, murderous adolescents and nightmarish technologies of punishment and crime. 137 min. DVD 574; VHS 999:715
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Awards
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director

The Devils (UK, 1971)
Directed by Ken Russell. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian, Gemma Jones, Murray Melvin. This film centers on the staggering true-life dementia of events in France in 1643. Cardinal Richelieu and his power-hungry entourage seek to take control of seventeenth-century France, but need to destroy Father Grandier - the priest who runs the fortified town that prevents them from exerting total control. So they seek to destroy him by setting him up as a warlock in control of a devil-possessed nunnery, the mother superior of which is sexually obsessed by him. A mad witch-hunter is brought in to gather evidence against the priest, ready for the big trial. Based on the play: The devils by John Whiting, and the book: The devils of London by Aldous Huxley. Special features (70 min.): "Hell on earth" documentary, "Year of censorship", UK censors, James Ferman, trailers. 111 min. DVD 9759
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Get Carter (1971)
Directed by Mike Hodges. Cast: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, John Osborne, Britt Ekland. A small-time gangster journeys to Newcastle to investigate and avenge his brother's killing. Once there he finds himself drawn into the local underworld where he encounters the full spectrum of violence and corruption. Based on the novel by Ted Lewis. 111 min. DVD 4842
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Chibnall, Steve. "A revenger’s tragedy Get Carter." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full text online (UCB users only); print Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)
Chibnall, Steve. Get Carter / Steve Chibnall. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2003. (Full text online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1997 .G444 2003)
Clandfield, Peter; Lloyd, Christian "Concretizing the 1970s in Hodges's get Carter and Torrington's Swing Hammer Swing!" Mosaic : a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. Dec 2002. Vol. 35, Iss. 4; pg. 163, 18 pgs UC users only
"Mike Hodges discusses Get Carter with the NFT audience, 23 September 1997." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)
Spence, S.A. "What’s it all about, Alfie? Antisocial males in the early films of Sir Michael Caine." Medical Humanities 2004;30:27-31 UC users only

The Go-between (1971)
Director, Joseph Losey. Cast: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave. A boy on the verge of manhood is used as a pawn in the illicit affair between a beautiful aristocrat and the working class farmer she loves. Based on the novel The go-between by L.P. Hartley 113 min. DVD 1890
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Pinter, Harold. Five screenplays. London, Methuen, 1971. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .P512)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Director, John Schlesinger. Cast: Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Bessie Love, Vivian Pickles. The story of two Londoners coping with the noncommittal affections of the lover they have in common. Bob, a young designer unencumbered by any sense of guilt, shares his sexual favors equally between lovers of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive. 110 min. DVD 1890
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Direction; Best Actress (Glenda Jackson); Best Actor (Peter Finch)
Golden Globes - Best English-Language Foreign Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor (Peter Finch)

Brooker-Bowers, Nancy. John Schlesinger : a guide to references and resources Boston : G. K. Hall, c1978. (MAIN: PN1998.A3 S3374; MOFF: PN1998.A3 S3374)
Gilliatt, Penelope. "Writing bloody writing." American Film Vol XI nr 5 (Mar 1986); p 61-64
Gilliatt, Penelope. Sunday bloody Sunday : the original screenplay of the John Schlesinger film : with an introductory essay, "Making Sunday bloody Sunday" New York : Dodd, Mead, c1986. (MAIN: PN1998.A3 .P2852; MOFF: PN1998.A3 .P2852
Childs, J. "Interview with P.G. focusing on "Sunday, bloody Sunday." Film Comment Vol VIII nr 2 (Summer 1972); p 22-26
Mann, William J. Edge of midnight : the life of John Schlesinger (MAIN: PN1998.3.S34 M36 2004)
Phillips, Gene D. John Schlesinger Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1981 (MAIN: PN1998.A3 .P2852; MOFF: PN1998.A3 .P2852)
Williams, Melanie. "Staccato and Wrenchingly Modern: Reflections on the 1970s Stardom of Glenda Jackson" In: Don't look now : British cinema in the 1970s / edited by Paul Newland. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.G7 D66 2010)

ZPG: Zero Population Growth (UK, 1971)
Directed by Michael Campus. Cast: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Diane Cilento, Don Gordon. In the not too distant future, a very smoggy and overpopulated Earth government makes it illegal to have children for a generation. A couple defies the state's ban on having babies, secretly caring for their infant amid a malicious society that rewards informants. 96 min. DVD X4928
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
Directed by William Sterling. Cast: Peter Sellers, Fiona Fullerton, Michael Crawford, Ralph Richardson, Robert Helpmann, Flora Robson, Dudley Moore. A live action musical rendition of Lewis Carroll's beloved story of Alice who follows the frantic White Rabbit down a rabbit hole and through the magical, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. 95 min. DVD 3675
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Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1972)
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Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1972)
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Fear in the Night (1972)
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The Golden Bowl (1972)
Director, James Clellan Jones. Cast: Cyril Cusack, Barry Morse, Jill Townsend, Daniel Massey, Kathleen Byron. Wealthy American widower, Adam Verver, is traveling in Europe with his daughter Maggie when she is introduced to handsome but penniless Prince Amerigo. The Prince and Maggie eventually marry and Adam also marries Charlotte, a close friend of Maggies. However, no one knows that Amerigo and Charlotte were once lovers, who broke off their relationship because he couldn't marry a commoner with no money. Their passion is eventually too strong and they embark on an adulterous affair. Based on the novel by Henry James. Contents: Cassette 1: Part 1, The Prince; Part 2, Mr. Verver (90 min.); Cassette 2: Part 3, Charlotte; Part 4, Fanny (90 min.); Cassette 3: Part 5, Maggie; Part 6, End game (90 min.). 270 min. total running time. vhs 999:2975
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Gumshoe (UK, 1972)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Franklin Finlay, Janice Rule. A private eye caper loaded with adventure, intrigue and laughs. Part-time comic and full-time dreamer, Ginley places an ad in a Liverpool paper offering his services as a detective. Before you can say "gumshoe," his mundane world turns to mayhem as this newcomer sleuth tangles with a big-time drug operation--and murder. Bonus features: Original trailer, Martini minutes: "how to become a villain" and "secrets of seduction". 85 min. DVD X1715; vhs 999:2406
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Mary, Queen of Scots (UK, 1972)
Directed by Charles Jarrott. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Davenport, Trevor Howard, Daniel Massey, Ian Holm. Mary Stuart (Mary I, 1542-1587) was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Mary would be the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth (1533-1603), the Queen of England and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of Mary would end with her beheading. With her execution the last threat to Elizabeth's throne is finally removed. The two Queens with their contrasting personalities make a dramatic counterpoint to history. 132 min. DVD X832
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The Offense (UK | USA, 1972)
Directed by Sidney Lumet. Cast: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen, Peter Bowles. After 20 years on the police force, Detective Sergeant Johnson has seen too much. One day while interrogating a snide, sarcastic suspect in a child molestation case, all of his pent up anger and hatred surfaces and Johnson loses control, killing the man. What had started out as a routine investigation has turned into a case of police brutality, and Johnson must now attempt to reconcile his own violent behaviour. 108 min. DVD X6932
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The Ruling Class (1972)
Director, Peter Medak. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Michael Bryant, Nigel Green. A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, a blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system, that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy. 154 min. DVD 904
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Savage Messiah (UK, 1972)
Directed by Ken Russell, Cast: Dorothy Tutin, Scott Antony, Helen Mirren. Biographical drama of the relationship between sculptor Henri Gaudier and Polish émigré, Sophie Brzeska. Based on book of same title by H.S. Ede. 99 min. DVD X6033
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Day of the Jackal (UK | France, 1973)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Cast: Edward Fox, Terry Alexander, Alan Badel, Tony Britton, Eric Porter, Jean Martin, Cyril Cusack. Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense. From the book by Frederick Forsyth. 143 min. DVD X2842
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Dracula and His Vampire Brides (aka The Satanic Rites of Dracula) (1973)
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Hard Labour (UK, TV, 1973)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Alison Steadman, Ben Kingsley, Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway, Bernard Hill. Mrs. Thornley works very hard without notice or appreciation. Every day she keeps her own house clean, attends to her husband and unmarried daughter, Ann, then cleans other women's houses. She looks tired and has little affect. Mrs. Thornley's husband works nights, except for Saturdays, when he expects conjugal attention. Ann's worried about pregnancy and talks to her mum about labor and childbirth. Later, Mrs. Thornley goes to confession at her parish church, and makes an extraordinary revelation. 70 min. DVD X2018
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Asman, Kevin G. "The "Politics and Poetics" of Embodiment in Mike Leigh's Television Film "Hard Labour"." Journal of Popular Film & Television 29. 1 (Spring 2001): 14-19. UC users only
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O Lucky Man! (UK, 1973)
Directed by Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe, Helen Mirren, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne. This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Armed with ambition and a strong work ethic, he finds that desire alone can't bring wealth and status. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone. Special features: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell, Alan Price and screenwriter David Sherwin; new feature-length career profile "O lucky Malcolm!" produced/directed by Jan Harlan, edited by Katia de Vidas; vintage featurette "O lucky man! innovations in entertainment"; theatrical trailer. 178 min. DVD X1462
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Sherwin, David. O lucky man! [by] Lindsay Anderson & David Sherwin, with songs by Alan Price. London, Plexus Publishing Ltd, 1973. (NRLF (UCB) PN1997.O18 S481)

The Wicker Man (UK, 1973)
Directed by Robin Hardy. Cast: Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee. When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems. Disc 1. Theatrical version, widescreen presentation -- Disc 2. Extended version. 88 min.; 99 min. (extended version) Special features: "'The Wicker Man' enigma": featuring interviews with stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt, director Robin Hardy, producer Peter Snell, writer Anthony Shaffer, editor Eric Boyd-Perkins, art director Seamus Flannery, assistant director Jake Wright, U.S. distributor John Simon and filmmaker Roger Corman; Theatrical trailer; TV spot; Radio spots; Talent bios. DVD 7464
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Freakmaker (aka Doctor of evil; Mutation) (UK, 1974)
Directed by Jack Cardiff. Cast Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris, Julie Ege, Michael Dunn, Scott Antony, Jill Haworth, Olga Anthony. Professor Nolter, a renowned university teacher, believes it is man's destiny to survive an uncertain future by evolving into a hybrid plant/human mutation. To test his theories, Nolter experiments on abducted young co-eds, fusing them with mutant plants developed in his laboratory. 92 min. DVD 7850
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Monsignor Quixote (1974)
Directed by Rodney Bennett. Cast: Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Ian Richardson, Graham Crowden, Maurice Denham. In this modern retelling of the classic by Cervantes, one Father Quixote is elevated to Monsignor and sets off on a journey across Spain with a Communist ex-mayor dubbed Pancho Sanchez, during the course of which both men struggle between faith in the dogmas they represent and doubt. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 118 min. vhs 999:3893
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. The quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is retold in this hysterical, historical tour-de-farce. Watch as the knights wage battle against the fierce Killer Rabbit. Can they pass the test of valor and cut down yon tree with herring? Or will they blow themselves to smithereens with the Holy Hand Grenade? 92 min. DVD 503
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail : screenplay / by John Cleese... [et al.]. London : Methuen, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.M68 M66 2002)

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger. Redmond Barry is a reckless scoundrel who fakes and fights his way up the 18th century social ladder toward his single-minded goals of power, wealth and status. Army desertion, duels, gambling, and betrayal are Lyndon's stepping stones to acquiring success and fortune. Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray 185 min. DVD 251; VHS 999:199
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Direction
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director

The Naked Civil Servant: The Autobiography of Quentin Crisp (UK, TV, 1975)
Directed by Jack Gold. Cast: John Hurt, Patricia Hodge, Frederick Treves, Katharine Schofield, Frank Forsyth, Stanley Lebor. Based on Quentin Crisp's autobiography, this once-controversial picture stars John Hurt as Crisp, a flamboyant character who publicly declared his homosexuality during the brutally homophobic and misogynistic England of the 1930s and '40s -- a time when this alternative lifestyle was still an offense punishable by imprisonment in Great Britain. Special features: Audio commentary with John Hurt, director Jack Gold, and executive producer Verity Lambert; "Deja vu with Quentin Crisp": Quentin Crisp's observations on British and American culture. 77 min. DVD 8241
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Overlord (UK, 1975)
Director: Stuart Cooper. Cast: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner. Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrrative tells the story of one 20-year-old's journey from basic training to the battle front lines at D-day revealing all the terrors of war with jolting authenticity. Special features: Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner; "Mining the archive": a new video featuring Imperial War Museum film archivists detailing the war footage used in the film; "Capa influences Cooper": a new photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa; "A test of violence" (1969): Cooper's short film about Spanish artist Juan Genovés; "Cameramen at war": the British Ministry of Information's 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen; "Germany calling": a 1941 British Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord; Journals from two D-day soldiers, read by Brian Stirner; theatrical trailer ; plus, a new essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization, by Cooper and Christopher Hudson. 82 min. DVD X819
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Pressure (UK, 1975)
Director, Horace Ové. Cast: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson, Ed Deveraux, Norman A hard-hitting drama of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy. 120 min. DVD 6206
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The Romantic Englishwoman (France | UK, 1975)
Director, Joseph Losey. Cast: Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger, Michael Lonsdale, Béatrice Romand, Kate Nelligan, Nathalie Delon, Reinhard Kolldehoff. Faced with writer's block with his novel, Lewis Fielding turns to a film script about a woman finding herself, after his wife Elizabeth returns from Baden Baden. She didn't quite find herself there, but had a brief encounter in a lift with a German who says he is a poet. Now the German is in England [and] gets himself invited to tea where he claims he admires Fielding's books. Which one does he like the best? Tom Jones. Amused at being confused with the other Fielding, the novelist works the German into the plot. Based on the novel by Thomas Wiseman. 112 min. DVD X6031
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Williams, Melanie. "Staccato and Wrenchingly Modern: Reflections on the 1970s Stardom of Glenda Jackson" In: Don't look now : British cinema in the 1970s / edited by Paul Newland. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.G7 D66 2010)

The Secret Garden(TV, 1975)
Director Katrina Murray. Cast: Sarah Hollis Andrews, John Woodnutt, David Patterson, Jacqueline Hoyle. In 19th-century India, little Mary Lennox is suddenly orphaned by cholera. Her only living relative is her crook-backed uncle, Archibald Craven, so Mary is sent to live at his estate on the Yorkshire moors. Rude and unpleasant, Mary gradually begins to change as she explores the manor and grows to know some of the servants, particularly her maid Martha, and Ben Weatherstaff the gardener. With the help of a robin, Mary discovers a secret garden. She also discovers a cousin she never knew she had, and begins to form plans that transform her cousin, the garden, and ultimately herself. 200 min. DVD 6816
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Tommy (1975)
Directed by Ken Russell. Cast: The Who (Music group), Ann Margret, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner, John Entwistle, Keith Moon, Paul Nicholas, Robert Powell. A classic rock opera about a boy, traumatized by the murder of his father, who becomes deaf, dumb and blind. Growing into manhood he is subjected to bizarre cure attempts by The Acid Queen, the Preacher, and the Specialist. In spite of his handicap, Tommy defeats the Pinball Wizard and attains a devoted following and finally cured, is hailed by his fans as a "Messiah". 108 min. DVD 5708
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Spicer, Andrew. "Masculinity and Deviance in British Cinema of the 1970s: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll in The Wicker Man, Tommy and The Rocky Horror Picture Show ." In: Don't look now : British cinema in the 1970s / edited by Paul Newland. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2010. (Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.G7 D66 2010)

Winstanley (UK, 1975)
Directed by Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo. Cast: Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins, Phil Oliver, David Bramley.Winstanley: A dramatized history of a Reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers, who set out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley (1609 - 1676), theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers saw the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, and led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, took violent action to harass and burn them out. Based on the novel: Comrade Jacob by David Caute. Special features: It happened here again: A look at the making of Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley, the second of their films to be made on a low budget. Brownlow and Mollo talk of their beginnings in the film industry; their first commercial venture; how they came to make low-budget films and various aspects of the film Winstanley (49 min). 92min. DVD X796
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Rogue Male (1976)
Directed by Clive Donner. Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, John Standing. Early in 1939 Sir Robert Thorndyke takes aim at Adolph Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Based on the novel by Geoffrey Household. 102 min. DVD X6291
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Sebastiane (1976)
Directed by Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman. Cast: Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James, Richard Warwick, Ken Hicks, Janusz Romanov, Neil Kennedy. Describes the last few days of the life of the Catholic martyr St. Sebastian, in particular his relationship with the Emperor Diocletian in 303 A.D., his banishment to a remote outpost of the Roman Empire because of his Christian sympathies, the ambiguous relation with his commanding officer, Severus, and finally his execution by his fellow soldiers. "St. Sebastiane was an obscure Roman mystic who might barely be remembered today were it not for the homoerotic rumors which have persistently clung to him. In Sebastiane, directors Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress bring all the implied into the foreground, creating the frankly homosexual world of their St. Sebastiane. In the process they have pulled off an amazing trick. They have made a beautiful film which evokes a realistic feeling of another place and time, explores the dual nature of spirituality and sexuality, and also depicts an ultimate homosexual fantasy." [PopCornQ] 85 min. DVD 1621
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (UK, 1976)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Cast: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry. An alien, on a mission to obtain water, becomes a head of a large corporation. Ultimately, he is overwhelmed by American capitalism and a relationship with a women. 139 min. DVD 4449
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Voyage of the Damned: The True Story of Survival (UK, 1976)
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Cast: Faye Dunaway, Max Von Sydow, Oskar Werner, Malcolm McDowell, Orson Welles, James Mason, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker. Departing Hamburg in high spirits, 937 Jewish Germans have been offered safe haven in Havana, Cuba, in 1939. The passengers are looking forward to their new life. However, the whole voyage is actually a Nazi propaganda scheme and the passengers are never really intended to be allowed ashore once they reach their destination. After weeks of unsuccessful pleas they are forced to return back to Europe. Based on true events concerning the tragic 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis. Based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. 155 min. DVD X4659
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Abigail's Party (UK, TV, 1977)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse, Harriet Reynolds. Beverly, a bitingly funny hostess, is holding an evening party at which her husband has the ultimate bad taste of having a heart attack on her new living room carpet. Unable to decide which is more important, her dying husband or her new, very expensive carpet, Abigail must must come to terms with where her true priorities lay. One of Mike Leigh's greatest works, "Abigail's Party" reaches a moment where the unbearable and the hopeless fuse to create an explosion of incredible humor and tremendous insight into the state of human affairs. 105 min. DVD X2020
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Joseph Andrews (1977)
Directed by Tony Richardson. Cast: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid, Jim Dale, Natalie Ogle, Peter Bull, John Gielgud, Hugh Griffith. A poor but virtuous 18th century English country lad struggles to remain faithful to his true love, an innocent servant girl, amid the comically scandalous and debauched behaviour of all around him. Based on the novel by Henry Fielding entitled: The history and adventures of Joseph Andrews. DVD 2484 min. DVD 2484
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Haspel, Jane Seay. "Sex and moral purpose in Joseph Andrews." Literature Film Quarterly, 1991, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p122, 5p, 1 Black and White Photograph UC users only
Jubilee (1977)
Directed by Derrik Jarman. Cast: Jenny Runacre, Richard O'Brien, Little Nell, Toyah Willcox, Wayne County, Adam Ant, Jordan, Hermine Demoriane, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson, Linda Spurrier, Neil Kennedy, Orlando. When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. 106 min. DVD 3613
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The Bed Sitting Room (1978)
Director, Richard Lester. Cast: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, Arthur Lowe, Spike Milligan. Post-apocalypse England and the 20 survivors of the nuclear war are carrying on as best they can. They have a new queen (Mrs Ethel Shroake) and have managed to re-establish some semblance of British society. Living among what little concrete remains most of the few surviving Londoners who may be affected physically and/or mentally by the nuclear fallout, try to live life like nothing extraordinary has happened to them or the world. Based on the play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. 90 min. DVD X5611
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Telling Tales(1978)
Directed by Richard Woolley. Cast: Bridget Ashburn, Stephen Trafford, Patricia Donovan, James Woolley. "Telling tales is about the failing marriage of an industrialist and his wife, about the industrialist's wish to sell his company to a colleague, Paul Roberts, and about the terminally ill wife of Paul, Ingrid. It is also about the shop steward organizing a strike at Paul's factory that jeopardizes the deal with the industrialist, and about the wife of the shop steward, who happens to clean and cook for the industrialist. A network of intertwined tales told in different ways, and for very different motives, by the main protagonists." 90 min.
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The Europeans (1979)
Director, James Ivory; producer, Ismail Merchant. Cast: Lee Remick, Robin Ellis, Wesley Addy, Tim Choate, Lisa Eichhorn, Kristin Griffith, Nancy New, Norman Snow, Helen Stenborg, Tim Woodward. In this classic satire the Baroness Eugenia and her brother, Felix arrive in the autumnal New England of 1850 in hopes of improving their sagging fortunes. Seeking out their rich American cousins, Eugenia sets her sights on Robert, the most eligible gentleman in the neighborhood, but also encourages the affections of her young cousin, Clifford. Romance blooms for some as Felix falls in love, but not for Eugenia, whose European sophistication and guile are her undoing. Philippe, an ambassador's small son and good friend of Baines the butler, is confused by the complexities and evasions of adult life. He tries to keep secrets but ends up telling them. Finally he resolves not to listen to adults' stories anymore when Baines is suspected of murdering his shrewish wife and no one will listen to Philippe's vital information. Based on a novel of the same title by Henry James. 90 min. DVD X4264
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The Human Factor(UK, 1979)
Directed by Otto Preminger. Cast: Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Robert Morley, Ann Todd, Nicol WIlliamson, and Iman. In this espionage drama the directors of the British foreign intelligence service MI6 have determined that a double agent in the organization is supplying information to the Soviets. Suspicion falls upon the southern Africa office, headed by Maurice Castle, a former field operative who is married to a black South African woman. Adapted from a Graham Greene novel. 115 min. vhs 999:3894
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The Long Good Friday (UK, 1979)
Directed by John Mackenzie. Cast: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, Pierce Brosnan. British comedy thriller about a racketeer who attempts to transform the London dockyards into a potential Olympics site. 114 min. DVD X2458
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Hill, John "The ethics of violence: The Long Good Friday." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)

Nuts in May (UK, TV, 1979)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Roger Sloman, Alison Steadman, Anthony O'Donnell. Hilarious and appalling things happen to Keith and Candice-Marie, a pair of terrifically self-satisfied, middle-class vegetarians still high on the hippy philosophy of the 1960's. The film follows the pair on a camping trip in Dorset that is a near disaster for them. 84 min. DVD X2022
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Quadrophenia (The Who)(1979)
Cast: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Michael Elphick, Sting. Features songs by The Who in an adaptation of the Who's classic rock opera set against the background of the passions of British street kids, circa 1964. The story centers around young Jimmy Cooper who rebels against his English working class surroundings while he and his Mod clique face their enemies the Rockers in seaside clashes. 115 min. DVD 1594

Scum (1979)
Director, Alan Clarke. Originally commissioned in 1977 for the BBC's Play for Today series, but banned by the BBC before transmission. Writer Roy Minton approached Alan Clarke to have his social commentary screenplay remade as a feature film consisting of a largely unknown cast. Young juvenile offender Carlin is sent to a remote prison for boys. Upon arrival he finds a brutal authoritarian system completely uninterested in reforming any of the young charges; equally treacherous is the inmate hierarchy which he must learn to navigate. Carlin quickly ascends to the role of 'Daddy' or top dog, but not at a small price. Unfortunately others are not so savvy and fall afoul of the social system, leading to beatings, a brutal rape, a bloody suicide, and a vicious climactic revolt. 98 min. DVD 5546
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Thriller(UK, 1979)
Directed by Sally Potter. Cast: Colette Laffont, Rose English, Tony Bacon, Vincent Mecham. This rewriting of Puccini's opera, La Bohème, has become a classic in feminist film theory. A model for the deconstruction of the Hollywood Film, Thriller turns the conventional role of women as romantic victims in fiction on its head. Mimi, the seamstress heroine of the opera who must die before the curtain goes down, decides to investigate the reasons for her death. In doing so, she explores the dichotomy which separates her from the opera's other female character, the "bad girl" Musetta. 34 min. Video/C 5363
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Who's Who (UK, TV, 1979)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Bridget Kane, Simon Chandler, Adam Norton, Philip Davis, Joolia Cappleman. Tells the story of workers in a London brokerage firm, and their struggles with class and society. Their experiences prove, with humor, that the higher one rises on the social scale the more likely one is to be greedy and petty. 75 min. DVD X2021

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Grown Ups (UK, TV, 1980)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Philip Davis, Lesley Manville, Sam Kelly, Lindsay Duncan, Janine Duvitsky, Christin Butcher. Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple move into a council house in Cantebury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. The entire film come to a head when both couples are found wrestling in the hall while trying to oust the poor sister from the Mr. Butcher's bathroom. 95 min. DVD X2019
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Quart, Leonard. "The Uniqueness of Ordinary Lives: Mike Leigh's BBC Films." Film Criticism, Winter99/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p41-54, 14p UC users only

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Jane Austen in Manhattan(UK / US, 1980)
Directed by James Ivory. Cast: Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Sean Young, Tim Choate, John Guerrasio, Katrina Hodiak, Kurt Johnson, Philip Lenkowsky. Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen's childhood play, 'Sir Charles Grandison'. George Midash buys the plays manuscript at Sotheby's for Pierre, the head of the avant-garde theater troupe. Another troupe, headed by the traditional Lilianna Zorska, strives to produce their own version of the play. In her first role, a young actress is manipulated by Pierre to join his company. When Lilianna decides to match wits with Pierre, events begin to mirror those that occur with the play itself. 111 min. DVD X2581
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Prostitute (UK, 1980)
Directed by Tony Garnett. Cast: Eleanor Forsythe, Kate Crutchley, Kim Lockett, Nancy Samuels. Employing a quasi-documentary naturalism, this film centers around the life of a Birmingham street prostitute with ambitions. Her closest friend is a woman welfare worker who is attempting to change the laws about prostitution which she feels are hypocritical. 98 min. DVD X6259
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An American Werewolf in London (UK, 1981)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine. It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital. 98 min. DVD 8105
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Babylon (1981)
Directed by Franco Rosso. Cast: Brinsley Forde (Blue), Karl Howman (Ronnie), Trevor Laird (Beefy), Brian Bovell (Spark), Victor Romero Evans (Romeo), David N. Haynes (Errol), Archie Pool (Dreadhead), T. Bone Wilson (Wesley). The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character "Blue." He fronts a reggae sound system based in West London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties. 91 min. DVD X6258
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Burning an Illusion (1981)
Directed by Menelik Shabazz. Cast: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Chris Tummings. A young British-born woman of color comes of age while seeking security through marriage. But the false arrest and merciless beating of her boyfriend by police forces a turning point in both their lives. While in prison, Del asks Pat to bring him books on Black history; she reads them first. As she becomes more politically aware, their relationship changes and Pat begins to question her middle-class aspirations and attitudes. She begins shedding her old biases to reclaim her African heritage. Non-US (PAL) format DVD. 101 min. DVD 6200
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Brothers and Sisters (1981)
Directed by Richard Woolley. Cast: Carolyn Pickles, Sam Dale, Jennifer Armitage, Robert East, Elizabeth Benett, Barry McCarthy, and Barrie Shore. When Jennifer Collins, a part-time prostitute, is found murdered, two upper-class brothers become suspects. Neither have alibis and although political rhetoric divides David Barratt, a self-indulgent 'revolutionary' living in a communal house, from his brother James, a right-wing army major, both men are linked by their shared sexual hypocrisy. 96 min. DVD X6264
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Chariots of Fire (UK, 1981)
Directed by Hugh Hudson. Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige, Nigel Davenport, John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Patrick Magee. Based on true events, tells the story of two English runners that were both driven by different means to win the Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold the son of a newly rich Jew runs to defeat antisemitism and prove his place in Cambridge society. 91 min. DVD X6258
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Picture
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film
Cannes Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor (Ian Holm); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Golden Globes, USA - Best Foreign Picture
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film

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Chapman, James. "The British Are Coming: Chariots of Fire (1981)." In: Past and present : national identity and the British historical film. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris; Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 C43 2005
Miles, Margaret R. "Not with my other: representing Islam and Judaism in a dominantly Christian society : Chariots of fire." In: Seeing and believing : religion and values in the movies / Margaret R. Miles. Boston : Beacon Press, 1996. (Main Stack PN1995.9.R4.M56 1996)
Neale, Steve. "'Chariots of Fire', Images of Men." Screen; Sep/Oct82, Vol. 23 Issue 3/4, p47-53, 7p
Solomon, Martha. "Villainless Quest: Myth, Metaphor, and Dream in "Chariots Of Fire"" Communication Quarterly, Fall1983, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p274-281, 8p UC users only

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
Directed by Karel Reisz. Cast: Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell, Lynsey Baxter, Jean Faulds, Peter Vaughan, Colin Jeavons. Sarah Woodruff is ostracized by Victorian society and is abandoned by her French lieutenant lover. Charles Smithson discovers Sarah and resolves to unravel the mystery of her clandestine past. Based on the novel of the same title by John Fowles. Screenplay by Harold Pinter. 116 min. DVD 8905; vhs 999:970
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Pinter, Harold. The French lieutenant's woman : a screenplay Little, Brown, c1981. (MAIN: PN1997 .F744)
Pinter, Harold. The French Lieutenant's woman, and other screenplays. London : Methuen, 1982.(MAIN: PN1997 .F744 1982)

Loophole (1981)
Directed by John Quested. Cast: Martin Sheen, Albert Finney, Susannah York, Colin Blakely, Robert Morley, Tony Doyle. When architect Stephen Brooker loses his partnership, he finds that jobs are hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults. 105 min. DVD X230
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Priest of Love (UK, 1981)
Directed by Christopher Miles. Cast: Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope Keith, Jorge Rivero, Maurizio Merli. Following the controversial reception of his novel The Rainbow, David H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda leave England for the United States, where they hope that Lawrence's bold themes will be received in a more tolerant climate. Such is not the case, and the Lawrence's travel first to Mexico, and then to Italy, while David attempts to complete and then publish his best known work. However, as the furor over the book taxes David's well being, tuberculosis saps his physical health. Based on The priest of love by Harry T. Moore and on letters and writings of D.H. Lawrence. 129 min. DVD X6578
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Time Bandits (UK, 1981)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: Craig Warnock, John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan, David Warner. A young boy escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being, they plunder treasure from Napoleon and Agamemnon, but the Evil Genius is watching their every move! 116 min. DVD X563
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Britannia Hospital (1982)
Director, Lindsay Anderson. Cast: Leonard Rossiter, Graham Crowden, Joan Plowright, Jill Bennett, Malcolm McDowell. In this dark comedy with an element of deeper social criticism, chaos results when the panicked staff of a major British hospital attempts to prepare for a visit by the Queen Mother, only to face every problem imaginable. 123 min. vhs 999:2162
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The Full Monty(1982)
Directed by Peter Cattaneo. Cast: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Steve Huison, William Snape. Six unemployed men, inspired by a touring group of male strippers, decide they can make a small fortune by putting on a striptease show of their own with one small difference. They intend to go the "full monty" and strip completely naked. A hilarious, heartfelt comedy in which six friends discover the inner strength to overcome the problems in their personal lives. 95 min. vhs 999:3861
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Wayne, Mike. "The Performing Northern Working Class in British Cinema: Cultural Representation and its Political Economy." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p287-297, 11p UC users only

Gandhi(1982)
Directed by Richard Attenborough. Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Martin Sheen. This film follows Gandhi's life from young lawyer through his historic struggle to free India from colonial rule. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best picture, actor, director and screenplay. 149 min. DVD 927; 999:1749
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Ben Kingsley); Best Supporting Actress Rohini Hattangadi
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes, USA - Best Foreign Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)

Home Sweet Home (UK, TV, 1982)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Eric Richard, Timothy Spall, Kay Stonham, Lorraine Brunning. The life and times of three not so jolly postmen, centering on Stan, a sullen ladies' man who has been deserted by his wife. Stan makes up for his losses by having affairs with his co-workers' wives. This is England as it is rarely shown, a patchwork of bitter individuals, isolated by class, unconsoled in marriage and pigeon-holed by the state. 90 min. DVD X2024
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Quart, Leonard. "The Uniqueness of Ordinary Lives: Mike Leigh's BBC Films." Film Criticism, Winter99/2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p41-54, 14p UC users only

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Made in Britain (1982, TV)
Directed by Alan Clarke. Cast: Tim Roth, Eric Richard, Terry Richards. Trevor is a temperamental 16-year-old skinhead complete with a swastika etched into his forehead. Thrown back into the penal system after smashing open a shop window, he refuses help from his social worker and retreats so deeply into his own sense of hatred that he seems impossible to reach. Easily provoked and prone to screaming and irrational behavior, Trevor comes to represent a truly terrifying vision of things to come. 73 min. DVD 5546
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Merry Christmas, Mister Lawrence (UK / Japan / New Zealand, 1982)
Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Cast: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi, Jack Thompson. British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor. Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post, which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war. Bonus DVD features (Disc 2): Original theatrical trailer; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post. 124 min. DVD X4796; vhs 999:3708
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The Wall (Pink Floyd)(UK, 1982)
Director, Alan Marshall. Cast: Bob Geldof (Pink), Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David, Bob Hoskins. Rock superstar Pink has had too many shows, too much dope and too much applause, and sits locked in his motel room watching war movies, and slowly loosing touch with reality. Features the music of Pink Floyd and animated sequences by Gerald Scarfe. Special features: Previously unreleased film footage; "The Other Side of the Wall" documentary; "Retrospective" documentary featuring interviews with Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe, Alan Parker, Peter Biziou, Allan Marshall, and James Guthrie; audio commentary with Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe; original film trailer and production stills; lyrics; music videos. 95 min. DVD 1318
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The Draughtsman's Contract (1983)
Director, Peter Greenaway. Cast: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Neil Cunningham, Hugh Fraser. An English noblewoman hires a young draughtsman to create twelve drawings of her estate in return for twelve sexual favors. This simple arrangement soon spirals out of control and the draughtsman finds himself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery. 104 min. DVD 5927
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Walsh, Michael. "Allegories of Thatcherism: Peter Greenaway's Films of the 1980s." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 F57 2006)

Educating Rita(1983)
Director, Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman. Rita, a young working-class woman in Liverpool, desperately wants an education. She enrolls in literature tutorials at a British university to escape from her dreary life as a hairdresser, as well as a confining existence at home with a husband who wants her to choose motherhood over education. Her professor is Frank Bryant, a disillusioned, alcoholic English professor who encourages his students to forsake dead poetry and enjoy life. As Rita is transformed into a free spirit, Frank is forced to confront his own life. Based on the stage play by Willy Russell. 111 min. DVD X1977
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Actor (Michael Caine); Best Actress (Julie Walters)
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

O'Sullivan, Jane
"Virtual Metamorphoses: Cosmetic and Cybernetic Revisions of Pygmalion's "Living Doll."" Arethusa; Winter2008, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p133-156, 24p
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The Hunger (UK, 1983)
Directed by Tony Scott. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Dan Hedaya, Beth Ehlers. Miriam, an ageless vampire, spends her time prowling Manhattan's trendiest nightspots in search of new blood. John, her partner of 200 years, inexplicably begins to age at an accelerated pace. A scientist is called upon to try to save John and gets pulled into their triangle of sex, blood and desire. 97 min. DVD X3019
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Crump, Victoria. ""What Have You Done to Me?": Lesbian Vampire Sexuality and "Feminist" Vampirism in Ellis Hanson's "Lesbians Who Bite" and Tony Scott's The Hunger." South Dakota Review, Winter2008, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p121-125, 5p
Hanson, Ellis. "Lesbians Who Bite." In: Out takes : essays on queer theory and film / edited by Ellis Hanson. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H55 O88 1999)

Local Hero (UK, 1983)
Directed by Bill Forsyth. Cast: Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, Burt Lancaster. A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland. 111 min. DVD X4175
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Benedictus, David. Local hero / David Benedictus ; based on a screenplay by Bill Forsyth. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1983. (NRLF (UCB) PR6052.Be47 L6 1983)

Terence Davies Trilogy: Children; Madonna and Child; Death and Transfiguration(UK, 1976-1983)
Children (1976, 44 min.) -- Madonna and child (1980, 26 min.) -- Death and transfiguration (1983, 24 min.). Cast: Phillip Maudsely, Robin Hooper, Terry O'Sullivan, Wilfrid Brambell, Iain Munro, Valerie Lilley, Sheila Raynor, Jeanne Doree, Lisa Parker, Nick Stringer. Each of three short films represents a stage in the life of a gay Liverpudlian clerk, from boyhood to death bed. Filmmaker Terence Davies excavates the life of his fictional alter-ego, Robert Tucker, in a narrative that slips between childhood, middle age, and death, shaping the raw materials of his own life into a rich tapestry of experience and impressions. DVD X6268
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Yellowbeard (UK, 1983)
Directed by Mel Damski. Cast: Cast: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech & Chong [i.e., Richard "Cheech" Marin, Tommy Chong], Peter Cook, Marty Feldman, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, John Cleese, Kenneth Mars, Spike Milligan, Susannah York. Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. When he finds out he has a son, an adventure ensues when Yellowbeard, his son, his shipmates, and the authorities all try to find the treasure. 97 min. DVD X5596; vhs 999:3264
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The Company of Wolves (UK, 1984)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Angela Lansbury, Graham Crowden, Brian Glover, Kathryn Pogson, Stehen Rea, Tusse Silberg, David Warner, Sarah Patterson, and Micha Bergese. In this imaginative reworking of Little Red Riding Hood, the story unfolds as young Rosaleen lies dreaming in her bed. A violent nightmare transports her back in time to a world of primeval forests and werewolves. In this netherworld she learns her only sister has been killed by a wolf. Her Granny (Angela Lansbury) weaves vivid tales of folklore and fantasy with warnings of fantastic beasts that lurk within men and foretelling the fate of all young girls who stray from the path. 92 min. DVD X2790
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Collick, John. "Wolves through the Window: Writing Dreams/Dreaming Films/Filming Dreams." Critical Survey, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 283-89, 1991
Lappas, Catherine. "Seeing is believing, but touching is the truth": female spectatorship and sexuality in "The Company of Wolves." Women's Studies, 1996, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p115-135, 21p UC users only
Large, Victoria. "Hairy on the Inside: Surrealism and Sexual Anxiety in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Bright Lights Film Journal, Nov2006, Issue 54, p37-37, 1p, 3 Black and White Photographs
McCann, Sharon. ""With redundance of blood": Reading Ireland in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Marvels & Tales, 2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p68-85, 18p UC users only
O'Rawe, Desmond "At Home with Horror: Neil Jordan's Gothic Variations." Irish Studies Review, Aug2003, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p189, 10p
Zucker, Carole. "Sweetest Tongue Has Sharpest Tooth: The Dangers of Dreaming in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Literature Film Quarterly, 2000, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p66, 6p UC users only

Four Days in July(1984)
Written and directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Stephen Rea, David Coyle, John Keegan, John Hewitt, Ann Hasson. In this made-for-television drama set in the Ulster province of Ireland, two families are depicted in their every day life for four days, from July 11th to July 13. The year is not specified. One family is Catholic, the other is Protestant. Their ways are quite different, but both wives are pregnant, and both have their baby on the same day, July 12th. 99 min. DVD 6994
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes(UK, 1984)
Directed by Hugh Hudson. Cast: Sir Ralph Richardson, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm. Tarzan, the ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke. Captaine Phillippe D'Arnot, after discovering Tarzan brings him home to his grandfather and the understanding Jane Porter in Edwardian England. Based on the story "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 137 min. DVD 9659
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Letter to Brezhnev (1984)
Directed by Chris Bernard. Cast: Peter Firth, Alfred Molina, Alexandra Pigg, Margi Clarke, Neil Cunningham, Ken Campbell, Angela Clarke, Tracy Lea. Two Soviet sailors, Peter and Sergei, go ashore in Liverpool to spend one night on the town. Peter can speak a minimal amount of English but it's enough to make contact with two English girls, Elaine and Theresa. Elaine and Peter immediately fall in love with each other, but the night is short and they must leave with the ship. Elaine can't forget him and writes a letter to Leonid Brezhnev, asking him to make it possible for them to reunite. Non-US (PAL) format DVD. 88 min. DVD 6277
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A Passage to India (1984)
Director, David Lean. Cast: Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Davis, James Fox, Alec Guinness, Nigel Havers, Victor Banerjee. While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman. Based on the novel by E. M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau. Special DVD features: Reflections of David Lean ; bonus trailers; talent files; interactive menus ; production notes; scene selections. 164 min. DVD 667; VHS 999:2304
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)
Golden Globe Awards - Best Foreign Language Film; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Peggy Ashcroft)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Victor Banerjee); Best Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor Best Actress (Peggy Ashcroft)

Threads (UK / Australia / USA, TV, 1984)
Directed by Mick Jackson. Cast: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierley, Rita May. Produced by BBC TV presents a documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and it's effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long range affects of nuclear war on civilization. 113 min. DVD 7861
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Waiting for Alan(UK, 1984)
Directed by Richard Wooolley. Cast: Carolyn Pickles, Anthony Schaeffer, and Joyce Kennedy. Trapped in the rich but sterile environment of a lavishly appointed country house, Marcia is a microcosm of society--a victim of, and partner on, someone else's routine. It's not the housework or the cooking ... but the daily monotony of waiting for Alan--her newspaper-reading, TV watching husband." 45 min. DVD X6266
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Dreamchild(UK, 1985)
Directed by Gavin Millar. Cast: Coral Browne, Peter Gallagher, Ian Holm. A fantasy based on the true life visit of 80 year-old Alice Liddell Hargreaves, the inspiration for "Alice in Wonderland," to New York to celebrate the centennial of Lewis Carroll's birth. As Alice observes the developing romance between her traveling companion, Lucy, and a New York reporter, she reflects on her friendship with Lewis Carroll and finds herself haunted by the characters he created that amused her when she was a child. 90 min. DVD X4368
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The Angelic Conversation (UK, 1985)
Directed by Derek Jarman. Cast: Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Dave Baby, Timothy Burke, Simon Costin ... [et al.]. Fourteen of Shakespeare's sonnets are taken as a basis for a rapturous celebration of homoerotic love in both its spiritual and sensual dimensions. Emotive readings of Shakespeare sonnets by Judi Dench. 78 min. DVD X59
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Brazil (1985)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins. In this surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme, a daydreaming bureaucrat who is involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. 142 min. DVD 101 (the final cut, with audio commentary by Terry Gilliam).
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Awards
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director

Brazil: The Production Notebook
Two documentary films on the making of Brazil plus a production notebook of special features: Screenwriters illuminate the script's development through three drafts and three treatments; the production designer displays his designs for the films unique sets; the costume designer discusses the couture of fantasy and fascism; includes storyboards for original dream sequences many of which didn't make it into the film; the composer unveils the sources of his score; includes special effects study with raw footage of unfinished effects; theatrical trailer, and publicity and production stills. Contents: What is Brazil? - Rob Hedden (1985, 30 min.) -- The Battle of Brazil: a Video History - Jack Mathews (1995, 56 min.) 86 min. DVD 102

Brazil: The "Love Conquers All" Version
This 94 minute version of Brazil, rearranged in the hope of making the film commercial, stands as a fascinating document to the power of editing to change a picture. Everything is different in this version, the only Brazil not cut by the director, Terry Gilliam. Sometimes known as the syndicated television version or the Sheinberg Edit (from Universal's then boss Sid Sheinberg), it includes all the cuts and changes Gilliam refused to make, from the alternate opening to the infamous happy ending. 94 min. DVD 103

The Emerald Forest (1985)
Director, John Boorman. Cast: Powers Boothe, Charley Boorman, Meg Foster, Rui Polonah. Bill Markham, an engineer building a dam on the Amazon, returns to the jungle year after year searching for his son, who had disappeared into the jungle. After ten years, Markham finds the man who had once been his boy, but now is a warrior from another world. 113 min. DVD 5005; vhs 999:598
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Boorman, John. The Emerald forest diary / John Boorman. New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1985. Native American Studies PN1997.E553 B66 1985)
Combs, Richard. "The Emerald Forest" Sight & Sound, Autumn 1985, Vol. 54, p298-299, 2p UC users only
Kael, Pauline. "The Emerald Forest" New Yorker, August 12 1985, Vol. 61, p65-67, 3p

No Surrender(UK, 1985)
Director: Peter Smith. Cast: Ray McAnally, Michael Angelis, Avis Bunnage, James Ellis, Tom Georgeson, Bernard Hill, Mark Mulholland, Joanne Whalley, Elvis Costello. Three busloads of elderly pensioners descend on a seedy nightclub -- thanks to an invitation from a morbid practical joker. The situation is trickier than expected since the bar is in Liverpool, and one group are Protestant die-hards while the other consists of Catholics hard-liners. They fight a war of insults, missiles and songs which ends in a pitched battle in the men's toilets. 144 min. DVD 2597
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Not Quite Paradise (UK, 1985)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Joanna Pacula, Sam Robards, Todd Graff, Kevin McNally. Six young volunteers from different backgrounds travel to Israel to spend a summer working on a kibbutz, a communal farm where they can find adventure, hide from their pasts or search for themselves. But when American pre-med student Mike falls for tough kibbutz women Gila, he must make the most difficult choice of his life. 106 min. DVD X1988
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A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
Directed by Peter Greenaway. Cast: Andrea Ferreol, Eric Deacon, Brian Deacon, Frances Barber, Joss Ackland. Darkly comic story of twin zoologists who become obsessed with the search for life's meaning. When their wives are killed in a freak car accident, the brothers start an affair with the car's driver, Alba, who lost a leg in the accident. Throughout this affair, the two become fixated on the process of decay and begin an intense study on decomposition using animals from the zoo that leads to the ultimate experiment. 115 min. DVD 5928
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Greenaway, Peter. A zed & two noughts / Peter Greenaway. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .Z431 1986)
Walsh, Michael. "Allegories of Thatcherism: Peter Greenaway's Films of the 1980s." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 F57 2006)

Absolute Beginners(UK, 1986)
Directed by Julien Temple. Cast: Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit, David Bowie, James Fox, Ray Davies, Steven Berkoff, Sade Adu, Eve Ferret, Anita Morris. A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Film portrays lower class youths emerging from post-war privations and struggling to achieve mobility in the face of withering class, racial and economic barriers. 108 min. DVD X1850
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Caravaggio. (1986)
Directed by Derek Jarman. Cast: Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Spencer Leigh, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Davenport, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gough, Garry Cooper, Dexter Fletcher. A film based on the life and art of Caravaggio, the greatest Italian post-Renaissance painter. Caravaggio was the 'enfant terrible' of Italian Art and his short life, marked with extremes of passion and moral and artistic radicalism, ended violently. 97 min. DVD X59; vhs 999:2139
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Derek Jarman bibliography

Gothic (UK, 1986)
Directed by Ken Russell. Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr, Timothy Spall. In 1816, a sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of horror and madness. Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, her stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears and share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. 87 min. DVD X3893
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< DD>Grant, Barry Keith. "The Body Politic: Ken Russell in the 1980s." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 F57 2006)

Mona Lisa (1986)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Sammi Davis, Kate Hardie, Zoe Nathenson. George, an ex-con employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl, initially detests her but winds up under her spell. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed. 104 min. DVD 1927
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Chibnall, Steve "Gangsters and tradition: Mona Lisa, Empire State and Stormy Monday." In: British crime cinema / edited by Steve Chibnall and Robert Murphy. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G3 B72 1999)
James, Joy. "Black femmes fatales and sexual abuse in progressive 'white' cinema: Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa and The Crying Game" Camera Obscura; NO. 36, SEPTEMBER, 1995; pp. 32-47, 16p UC users only
Salih, Sara. "Coda: modern mulattos: Mona Lisa and The crying game." In: Representing mixed race in Jamaica and England from the abolition era to the present / Sara Salih. New York : Routledge, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR9265.05 .S35 2011)
Zilliax A. "The scorpion and the frog: agency and identity in Neil Jordan's 'The Crying Game'." Camera Obscura, no. 35 (May, 1995): 25-51 UC users only

My Beautiful Laundrette (1986)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke. Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. Based on Hanif's Kureishi novel. (UCB Main PR6061.U68 M9 1996; PN1997 .M8871 1986) DVD 1635; vhs 999:431
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Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (British TV, 1986)
Originally produced for television in 1986.
Pickup on Noon Street Cast: Powers Boothe, Robin Givens, Kate Trotter, Christopher Newton, Ken Pogue, Gene Clark, Al Waxman. 51 min. Video/C 7171
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Guns at Cyrano's Cast: Powers Boothe, Roxanne Hart, Cec Linder, Mark Humphrey, Angelo Rizacos, John Ireland. 51 min. Video/C 7171
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Trouble is My Business Cast: Powers Boothe, Kate Reid, Jennifer Dale, Booth Savage, Paul Hecht. 51 min. Video/C 7172
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Spanish Blood Cast: Powers Boothe, Helen Shaver, Ron Van Hart, Mavor Moore, Dixie Seatle, John Vernon. 51 min. Video/C 7172
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Blackmailers Don't Shoot Cast: Powers Boothe, Melody Anderson, Allan Royal, Peter Dvorsky, Robert Morelli, John Winston Carroll, August Schellenberg. 51 min. Video/C 7173
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Trouble is My Business Cast: Powers Boothe, Helen Shaver, Ron Van Hart, Mavor Moore, Dixie Seatle, John Vernon. 51 min. Video/C 7173

Playing Away (UK/USA, 1986)
Directed by Horace Ove. To mark the conclusion of their "Third World Week" celebration, a stiff and snooty cricket team in a small English village invites a West Indian cricket team from South London to a charity game with comic results. 102 min. vhs 999:1992
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A Room with a View (1986)
Directed by James Ivory; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; producer, Ismail Merchant. Cast: Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day Lewis. All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion. Based on E.M. Forster's "A room with a view." 117 min. DVD 234; VHS 999:461
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Actress (Maggie Smith); Best Actress in a Supporting Role(Judi Dench)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Maggie Smith)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)

Sid & Nancy (UK / USA, 1986)
Director, Alex Cox. Cast: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Andrew Schofield, Debby Bishop. Portrays the love affair between the famous bad boy, Sid Vicious of the rock group Sex Pistols and his American groupie girlfiend, Nancy Spungen, from the initial euphoria of their romance to their tragic plunge into the vortex of drugs and self-delusion. 113 min. DVD X4363; vhs 999:2772
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Cox, Alex. Sid and Nancy : love kills / by Alex Cox and Abbe Wool ; with an introduction by the authors. Boston : Faber and Faber, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .S4941 1986)

The Singing Detective (Australia/UK, TV, 1986)
Directed by Jon Amiel; Based on the novel by Dennis Potter. Cast: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley, Janet Suzman. The hallucinations of a mystery writer stricken with a crippling skin disorder interweave memories of his past with a plot casting him in the role of a suave sleuth who croons with a big band. Vol. 1. Skin -- Vol. 2. Heat -- Vol. 3. Lovely days -- Vol. 4. Clues -- Vol. 5. Pitter patter -- Vol. 6. Who done it. Approx. 70 min. each DVD 1666; vhs 999:1750 (6 parts)
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Bell, Robert H. "Implicated without choice: The double vision of The Singing Detective." Literature Film Quarterly; 1993, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p200, 9p UC users only
Coward, Rosalind. "Dennis Potter and the Question of the Television Author." Critical Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 79-87, January 1987
Creeber, Glen. "The Singing Detective." In: The television genre book / edited by Glen Creeber ; associate editors, Toby Miller and John Tulloch. London : British Film Institute, 2001. (Main Stack PN1992.55.T45 2001)
Hunningher, Joost. "The Singing Detective (Dennis Potter): Who Done It?" In: British television drama in the 1980s / edited and introduced by George W. Brandt. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993. (Main Stack PN1992.65.B682 1993)
Marinov, Samuel G. "Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective and Lipstick on Your Collar: Redefining the Genre of Musical Film." In: The passion of Dennis Potter : international collected essays / edited by Vernon W. Gras and John R. Cook. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000. (Main Stack PN1992.4.P68.P37 2000)
Roberts, Rex. "The Singing Detective." Film Journal International, Nov2003, Vol. 106 Issue 11, p56, 2p; UC users only
Tonguette, Peter. "Off-Key: What the Critics Missed in The Singing Detective." Senses of Cinema vol. 30, pp. (no pagination), January 2004

When the Wind Blows (UK, 1986)
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami. Voices: John Mills, Peggy Ashcroft. Animated story of an elderly couple Jim and Hilda Bloggs follow British government guidelines in preparation for a nuclear attack. They paint their windows white, take the washing in and put away two packets of ginger nuts, a tin of pineapple chunks and a good supply of tea. The pair are unaware that the nature of war has changed since World War II, and slowly become poisoned by radiation. 80 min. DVD 7870
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The Belly of an Architect (UK | Italy, 1987)
Directed by Peter Greenaway. Cast: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson, Sergio Fantoni, Stefania Casini, Vanni Corbellini. An American architect travels to Rome to set up an exhibition. As he is increasingly obsessed with his wife's adultery and his own failing health, the beauty of Rome becomes the backdrop to his erratic and self-destructive behavior. 119 min. DVD X5454
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Walsh, Michael. "Allegories of Thatcherism: Peter Greenaway's Films of the 1980s." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 F57 2006)

Peter Greenaway bibliography

Cry Freedom. (UK, 1987)
Directed by Richard Attenborough. Cast: Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. Based on books Biko and Asking for Trouble by Donald Woods. Director, Richard Attenborough. Story of South African Black activist Stephen Biko and liberal White newspaper editor Donald Woods who risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world. 157 min. DVD 8406; vhs 999:226
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The Dead (UK / Ireland / USA, 1987)
Directors, John Houston. Cast: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany, Rachel Dowling, Ingrid Craigie, Dan O'Herlihy, Marie Kean, Donal Donnelly, Sean McClory, Frank Patterson. Takes place in turn-of-the century Dublin, at a holiday feast vibrant with food and spirit. A young couple at the party, Gretta and Gabriel Conroy, seem to have everything to be grateful for. But that night, a tenor's voice recalls poignant memories, and Gabriel learns of his wife's unforgotten young love. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. Based on the short story The dead from the collection Dubliners by James Joyce. 83 min. DVD X6302; vhs 999:258
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Awards
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film

Eat the Rich (UK, 1987)
Directed by Peter Richardson. Cast: Ronald Allen, Sandra Dorne, Jimmy Fagg, Lemmy, Lanah Pellay, Nosher Powell, Fiona Richmond, Ron Tarr. A trendy London restaurant is suddenly taken over by maniacal subversives. Surly but sensitive waiter Alex has assembled a small band to join the people's uprising, while suave Commander Fortune, a Soviet double agent, and his sidekick Spider, are plotting the downfall of the second in command to the Prime Minister. 92 min. DVD X4232; vhs 999:3491
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Hellraiser (UK, 1987)
Directed by Clive Barker. Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Nelson. An old family home holds untold horrors for Larry Cotton and his wife, Julia. Horrors are fueled by the fugitive spirit of Larry's brother, Frank. Slowly, the old family home begins to swallow the Cottons. Special features: Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker and star Ashley Laurence, moderated by writer Pete Atkins; featurette: Resurrection; theatrical trailer; still gallery. 93 min. DVD 7499
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Cherry, Brigid. "Broken Homes, Tortured Flesh: Hellraiser and the Feminine Aesthetic of Horror Cinema." Film International, vol. 5, no. 17, pp. 10-16, 2005 UC users only
Kane, Paul. The Hellraiser films and their legacy / Paul Kane ; foreword by Doug Bradley. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H42 K36 2006)
Maccormack, Patricia. "Baroque Becomings." In: Cinesexuality / Patricia MacCormack. MacCormack, Patricia. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008. pp: 89+ (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S45 M24 2008)
Rose, James. "An American Werewolf in London." In: Beyond Hammer : British horror cinema since 1970 / by James Rose. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 R67 2009)
Wells, Paul. "Hellraiser." In: The horror genre : from Beezlebub to Blair Witch London : Wallflower, 2000. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 W455 2000)

Hope and Glory (1987)
Director, John Boorman. Cast: Sebastian Rice Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, David Hayman, Sammi Davis, Derrick O'Connor. Set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII, tells the story of 7 yr. old Billy who finds his childhood to be a time of great danger and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shaped by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. 113 min. DVD 1714
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Awards

Golden Globes, USA - Best Motion Picture - Muscials/Comedy
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Film; Best Director
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Director

Maurice (1987)
Directed by James Ivory. Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Patrick Godfrey, Mark Tandy, and Ben Kingsley. Set in pre-World War I England this film, based on the semi-aubiographical novel by E.M. Forster, concerns the coming of age of two young men who meet at Cambridge and fall in love. Maurice and Clive struggle with the desires of their hearts and the rigid constraints of British society. 100 min. DVD 9143
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Director, Stephen Frears. Cast: Gary Oldman (Joe Orton), Alfred Molina (Kenneth Halliwell), Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Richard Wilson, Frances Barber, Margaret Tyzack, Wallace Shawn. Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell. When Orton, after years of unsuccessful collaboration with Halliwell, breaks away and achieves fame and fortune on his own, Halliwell cracks, hammers Orton to death and then kills himself. 105 min. DVD X823
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Awards

London Critics Circle Film Awards - Actor of the Year (Gary Oldman)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Supporting Actress (Vanessa Redgrave)

Stephen Frears bibliography
Bennett, Alan. Prick up your ears : the screenplay / Alan Bennett ; adapted from John Lahr's biography of Joe Orton. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1987. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1997 .P751 1987)

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Frances Barber, Claire Bloom, Ayub Khan Din, Roland Gift, Wendy Gazelle. London's out of control in the punked-out Eighties and Rosie's radical politics land her in everyone's bed but Sammy's - but if they want to inherit Rafi's fortune, they'll have to come up with the grandchild he wants. 97 min. 999:3575
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Scoop (UK, TV, 1987)
Directed by Gavin Millar. Cast: Michael Maloney, Denholm Elliott, Herbert Lom, Michael Hordern, Nicola Pagett, Donald Pleasence. Mistaken for a foreign correspondent, a mild-mannered wildlife writer is sent to a fictional African country on the eve of a war where he flounders through a sea of wild rumors and sleazy journalists desperate for a story. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. 120 min. DVD X2887

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Withnail & I (1987)
Directed by Bruce Robinson. Cast: Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths, Paul McGann. Set in 1969, depicts the lives of Withnail and Marwood, two poor, unemployed actors. When Marwood is offered the lead role in a play it strains their friendship and they decide to spend a weekend at the cottage of Withnail's Uncle Monte to relax. Things go horribly wrong however, and the rift between them grows. Special features: 25 min. documentary: Withnail and us; pre-production photographs by Ralph Steadman, original theatrical trailer. 108 min. DVD X3767
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Robinson, Bruce. Withnail and I / Bruce Robinson. Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.W5845 R63 1996)
Smith, Justin. "Withnail & I (1986." In: Withnail and us: cult films and film cults in British cinema / Justin Smith. London : I.B.Tauris, 2010. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only))

[The Adventures of] Baron Muenchhausen (1988)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Charles McKeown, Winston Dennis, Jack Purvis ; special appearances by Valentina Cortese, Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Peter Jeffrey, Uma Thurman, Alison Steadman, Ray Cooper. The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan. 126 min. DVD 8687; vhs 999:2045
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Directed by Terence Davies. Cast: Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne. Drawn from the director's own family memories, the film is a strikingly intimate portrait of working class life in England in the 1940s and 1950s. 80 min. DVD X6269
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize
London Critics Circle Film Awards: Film of the Year; Director of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Film
Toronto International Film Festival - International Critics' Award

Terence Davies bibliography
Farley, Paul. Distant voices, still lives / Paul Farley. London : British Film Institute, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D48 F37 2006)

The Firm (1988, TV)
Directed by Alan Clarke. Cast: Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville, Philip Davis. Bex Bissell is the head of a soccer firm (group of fans) who proposes a union with two other local groups, positing himself as the leader. A family man earning a decent living as an estate agent, he devotes his spare time to the sport and his fellow hooligans. When his proposal falls on deaf ears, his baser tendencies rise to the surface against his better judgment. 67 min. DVD 5546
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A Fish Called Wanda (USA / UK, 1988)
Director, Charles Crichton. Cast: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken. Comedy about a sexy American criminal intent on the theft of diamonds who sets out to seduce her boyfriend and partner in crime's lawyer, a polite, poised and nearly comatose Englishman. 108 min. DVD X5633; vhs 999:3866
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Awards
Academy Awards Best - Supporting Actor (Kevin Kline)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actor (John Cleese); Best Supporting Actor (Michael Palin)

Peatling, G. K.. "Ordinary Relationships: 'Pro-Americans,''Anti-Americanism,' and 'Left-Wing Continentalism' in British Cinema and Culture." Journal of Popular Culture, Dec2009, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p1073-1091, 19p UC users only
Vandaele, Jeroen. "Humor Mechanisms in Film Comedy: Incongruity and Superiority." Poetics Today; Summer2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p221, 29p UC users only

Girl from the South (UK, 1988)
Director, Richard Woolley. Cast: Michelle Mulvaney, Mark Crowshaw, Daphne Oxenford, Rosamund Greenwood, Alan Thompson, and Keith Weinstein. Anne comes from a well-off family in the south of England. Like many girls of her age, she reads romances and, on a trip to her grandparents in the north, decides to write her own romantic story and live it out. She leaves the safety of the suburbs and sets off for 'the poorer part of town'." 84 min. DVD X6266
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A Handful of Dust (UK, 1988)
Director, Charles Sturridge. Cast: James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rupert Graves, Anjelica Huston, Judi Dench, Alec Guinness. In 1930s England, Tony and Brenda Last and their son, John Andrew, live an idyllic life in the huge Victorian country house that is the symbol of Tony's family pride. The chance arrival of a penniless scrounger irrevocably shatters the gentle balance of their lives as Brenda's search for excitement and Tony's determination to hold on to what is his eventually lead in the direction of divorce and send Tony to South America. Based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. 113 min. DVD X2888
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High Hopes (UK, 1988)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Dore, Philip Jackson, Heather Tobias, Lesley Manville, David Bamber. A satire in the grand style of dry English humor set around King's Cross in the early weeks of 1988. "High hopes" weaves a wonderful tapesty of yippies and yuppies, fantasy and reality, broken dreams and ... high hopes. 110 min. DVD X241
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Leigh, Mike. Naked and other screenplays / Mike Leigh. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6062.E4457 N34 1995)
Sterritt, David. "Low Hopes: Mike Leigh Meets Margaret Thatcher." In: British cinema and Thatcherism : fires were started / edited by Lester Friedman. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 F57 2006)

Elephant (1989, TV)
Director, Alan Clarke. Cast: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small, Robert J. Taylor, Joe Cauley. A disturbing depiction of a series of eighteen violent sectarian killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible. Shot entirely on location with unknown actors. 52 min. DVD 5546
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The Witches (UK | USA, 1989)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Cast: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher. In this enchanting fantasy film nine-year-old Luke finds that saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy who has been turned into a mouse. Based on the book The witches by Roald Dahl. 92 min. DVD X6178
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1990-present

The Krays (1990)
Directed by Peter Medak. Cast: Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp. Based on a true story. During the 1960's, twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray dominated London's underworld and their passion for violence and fearlessness made them legends in their own times. They emerged from their violent schooldays into leaders of their own criminal mob. Soon their personal lives began to crumble, they were tried for two brutal murders and are now serving a 30 year prison sentence. 119 min. DVD X4942; vhs 999:3633
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Schwartz, Gary. "Peter Medak's The Krays: New Flight Patterns for Leda, the Swan, and the Dioscuri." Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 159-65, 1998 Winter

Life is Sweet (UK, 1990)
Director, Mike Leigh. Cast: Cagdas Bozkurt, Leroy Delmar, Nazmi Kirik, Necmettin Cobanoglu, Naci Ozarslan, Susanna Rozkosny, Sunay Girisken, Thomas Ebermann. Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject. 103 min. DVD X6790
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Leigh, Mike. Naked and other screenplays / Mike Leigh. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6062.E4457 N34 1995)

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
Directed by Simon Callow. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Rod Steiger, Cork Hubbert, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon, Lanny Flaherty, Mert Hatfield, Earl Hindman, Anne Pitoniak. Plain-faced and unhappy, the eccentric Miss Amelia marries and publicly humiliates Marvin Macy, a charming con man who has fallen in love with her, causing him to battle to break her. Based on the story by Carson McCullers and play by Edward Albee. 100 min. DVD X6135; vhs 999:643
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Edward II. (1991)
Directed by Derek Jarman. Cast: Steve Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Kevin Collins, Jerome Flynn, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, Annie Lennox. "Edward II embraces the essential dramatic themes of passion, murder, and unrequited love. Steven Waddington plays the monarch as a man whose destiny hangs on his overpowering passion and lack of responsibility to the British throne. He rebuffs his wife, Isabella, lavishing affection on the handsome Gaveston -- a choice that ultimately seals his fate." Based on the play by Christopher Marlowe. 91 min. DVD X4268; vhs 999:671
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Howard's End (1991)
Director, James Ivory; producer, Ismail Merchant. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scales. Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk. 143 min. DVD 366; VHS 999:1522
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
Cannes Film Festival - 45th Anniversary Prize
Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Emma Thompson)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actress (Emma Thompson)

Let Him Have It(1991)
Directed by Peter Medak. Cast: Chris Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Michael Elphick, Mark McGann, Tom Courtenay. In 1950s England, 16 year old mentally handicapped Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Based on true events, after Bentley's execution, the ensuing public outcry eventually led to the abolition of the death penalty. 110 min. DVD 6819
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Where Angels Fear to Tread (UK, 1991)
Directed by Charles Sturridge. Cast: Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Giovanni Guidelli, Barbara Jefford, Helen Mirren. Recently widowed--and desperate to escape her oppressive, upper-class English in-laws--free spirited Lilia Herriton finds refuge in the ancient landscapes of rural Italy. There, she impulsively marries the handsome Gino Carella. But when a child is born, tragedy strikes, and Lilia's scandalized relatives embark on a plot to bring her young son to England for a "proper" upbringing. Based on the novel by E.M. Forster. 112 min. DVD X4232
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Young Soul Rebels (1991)
Directed by Isaac Julien. Cast: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Gary McDonald, Debra Gillett. Set in London at the time of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, Chris and Caz are disc-jockeys on a pirate black radio station which they run from the back of an East End garage. When a mutual friend who is gay is murdered while cruising a London park, life takes a startling turn for them both as Chris is arrested for the murder. PAL format DVD. 120 min. DVD 3115
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The Crying Game. (UK / Japan, 1992)
Writer/director, Neil Jordan. Cast: Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker. A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists in the Irish Republican Army, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend. 112 min. DVD 1177; vhs 999:1484
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Director of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Foreign Film
National Board of Review, USA - Most Auspicious Debut (Jaye Davidson)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor (Stephen Rea)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Screenplay; Best Supporting Actress (Miranda Richardson)

Lady Chatterly (1992)
Director, Ken Russell. Cast: Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby, Shirley Anne Field. When her paralyzed husband urges the repressed Lady Chatterley to find fulfillment and an heir for his fortune in the arms of another man, she embarks on a journey that changes her forever. 205 min. DVD 1771
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Orlando(1992)
Directed by Sally Potter. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Lothaire Bluteau, John Wood, Charlotte Valandrey, Heathcote Williams, Quentin Crisp. Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes. Based on the book by Virginia Woolf. DVD 2364; vhs 999:1327
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Awards
Venice Film Festival - Elvira Notari Prize (Sally Potter)

Blue (UK, 1993)
Directed by Derek Jarman. With the voices of John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton ; musicians. A year before director Derek Jarman succumbed fully to AIDS, he made his last film. In Blue, the color blue is all there is to see as Jarman tries to bring the audience into his vision-impaired world. Jarman offers his insights on life, love, disease, the meaning of art, and the symbology of the color blue over a blue screen. Actors, including Tilda Swinton and John Quentin, also read from Jarman's journals and poetry. 78 min. DVD X59
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Long Day Closes (1992)
Directed by Terence Davies. Cast: Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Ase Owens, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont. Terence Davies' follow-up to his Distant Voices, Still Lives follows a few months in the life of 12-year-old Bud, in impressionistic snatches of his everyday existence growing up in the Liverpool of 1956. Bud is a lonely and quiet child whose moments of solace occur when he sits in rapture at the local cinema, watching towering and iconic figures on the movie screen. The movies give Bud the strength to get through another day as he deals with his oppressive school environment and his burgeoning homosexuality. Extras include: full feature commentary with Terence Davies and Mick Coulter, on-set interview with Christopher Hobbs, behind the scenes footage of Terence Davies directing. 85 min. DVD X6270
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The Buddha of Suburbia (UK, TV, 1993)
Directed by Roger Michell. Cast: Naveen Andrews, Brenda Blethyn, Roshan Seth, David Bamber. Karim is the son of an assimilated Indian businessman in London. When his Zen-obsessed father becomes the guru of the swinging suburban scene, Karim is swept up into the world of theater, art, drugs, rock and roll and sexual exploration. Based on the novel by Hanif Kureishi. 215 min. DVD 8772
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In Custody (UK / India, 1993)
Directed by Ismail Merchant. Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth, Neena Gupta, Tinnu Anand, Prayag Raj, Ajay Sahmi. Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion. 124 min. DVD 3712
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Naked (1993)
Directed by Mike Leigh Cast: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge. A charming, eloquent, and vicious drifter on the lam in London rejects those who would care for him and hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path. Special features: Audio commentary by Leigh and actors; original theatrical trailer; exclusive new video interview with director Neil LaBute; The Art Zone: "The Conversation," a BBC program featuring author Will Self interviewing Leigh; The Short and Curlies, a short comedy from 1987; new essays by film critics. 131 min. DVD 4621
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival - Best Director; Best Actor (David Thewlis)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Best Actor (David Thewlis)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor (David Thewlis)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (David Thewlis)

Leigh, Mike. Naked and other screenplays / Mike Leigh. London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6062.E4457 N34 1995)

The Remains of the Day (1993)
Directed by James Ivory; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; producers, Mike Nichols, John Calley, Ismail Merchant. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox, Christopher Reeve. The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper in the employ of a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe. Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. 134 min. DVD X3782; vhs 999:2456
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Awards

London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; Director of the Year; Actor of the Year (Anthony Hopkins)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)

Shadowlands(1993)
Directed by Richard Attenborough. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain, Daniel Goode, Scott Handy. Based on the true story of C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor who remains untouched by any great passion until he meets and falls in love with Joy Gresham, a feisty, abrasive New York divorcee. 133 min. DVD 6395
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film; Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)

Maio, Kathi. "In the shadowland of the Hollywood biopic." Fantasy & Science Fiction; Oct/Nov94, Vol. 87 Issue 4/5, p77, 7p UC users only

The Snapper(UK | Ireland, TV, 1993)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanaghan, Aidan Gillen. Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a Britain prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of the war. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. 95 min. DVD X1930
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Daly, Nicholas. "From Elvis to the Fugitive: Globalization and Recent Irish Cinema." European Journal of English Studies, Dec99, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p262, 13p UC users only
O'Toole, Fintan. "Working-class Dublin on Film." Cineaste, 1999, Vol. 24 Issue 2/3, p36, 4p UC users only

Wittgenstein. (1993)
Directed by Derek Jarman. A surreal and fanciful biography of the Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who strove to define and teach insights on communication and the powers and limits of language. "Wittgenstein is shown as a boy living a repressive youth, demonstrated by his family appearing in Roman togas. When Wittgenstein leaves to study under Bertrand Russell at Cambridge, he begins to investigate language and apply the strictures and constructs of language to philosophical study. The subject of Wittgenstein's homosexuality is depicted when, after World War I, he falls in love with a poor philosophy student, Johnny (Kevin Collins). Also portrayed is Wittgenstein's death at an early age from prostate cancer." -- Paul Brenner [All-Movie Guide]. 75 min. DVD X59; vhs 999:1155
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Four Weddings and a Funeral (UK, 1994)
Directed by Mike Newell. Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Simon Callow, James Fleet, Charlotte Coleman. Romantic comedy about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect. 118 min. DVD X3594
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; David Lean Award for Direction; Best Actor (Hugh Grant); Best Supporting Actress (Kristin Scott Thomas)
César Awards, France - Best Foreign Film
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (Hugh Grant)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year

Heavenly Creatures(UK / Germany / New Zealand, 1994)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor. Based on an actual crime, this is the true-life case of two teenage girls, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who were charged with clubbing to death Pauline's mother in Christchurch New Zealand in 1954. The film opens two years before the murder, and follows the friendship as the two become obsessed with each other, retreating into a fantasy life which leads to shocking consequences. 99 min. DVD 9177; vhs 999:1994
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Awards
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Director of the Year; British Actress of the Year (Kate Winslet)
Venice Film Festival - Silver Lion

The Madness of King George (UK, 1994)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Rupert Everett. Based on the life of King George III (1738-1820), this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occuring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness. Based on Alan Bennett's stage play The madness of George III (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6052.E5 M33 1992). 110 min. DVD X1056; vhs 999:2805
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Priest (UK, 1994)
Directed by Antonia Bird. Cast: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson. A young Roman Catholic priest in a Liverpool parish must learn to deal with the issues of homosexuality and incest, as well as conflicts between his vows and his conscience. 98 min. DVD X6545
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Stalag Luft (UK, TV, 1994)
Director,Adrian Shergold. Cast: Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer, Sam Kelly, Hugh Bonneville. In a spoof of the great wartime escape movies, arrogant RAF Officer James Forrester, who has 23 escape attempts to his name and zero escapes, plans the Big One, the escape of all 327 prisoners from a POW camp in Germany. The only problem is he expects them to escape all at once. 102 min. DVD X848
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Bhaji on the Beach (1995)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Akbar Kurtha, Mo Sesay, Lalita Ahmed, Shaheen Khan. A comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach. In the course of their day together , their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration. A unique look at female friendship. 100 min. DVD X6285; vhs 999:1331
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Butterfly Kiss (UK, 1995)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves, Paul Brown Freda Dowie, Des McAleer, Ricky Tomlinson. When unpredictable and dangerous Eunice falls for sad and solitary Miriam who is hard of hearing, they take to the roads of grimy England. When Eunice turns out to be a sociopathic killer, can Miriam save her before she herself is ruined? 90 min. DVD 3616
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Carrington (UK | France, 1995)
Directed by Christopher Hampton. Cast: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Rufus Sewell, Samuel West, Penelope Wilton. A dramatization of the life of Dora Carrington, the Victorian Era painter whose passionate life created one of England's greatest scandals. Unable to possess the one man she loves, Lytton Strachey, Carrington embarks on a long string of loveless sexual encounters. Based on the book "Lytton Strachey" by Michael Holroyd. 122 min. DVD X2539
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize; Best Actor (Jonathan Pryce)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Emma Thompson)

Beautiful Thing (UK, 1996)
Directed by Hettie Macdonald. Cast: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels. Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door. Based on the play by Jonathan Harvey. 90 min. DVD X6156
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Brassed Off!(UK /USA, 1996)
Director Mark Herman. Cast: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Jim Carter, Sue Johnston, Stephen Moore, Ken Colley, Grimethorpe Colliery Band. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down! 101 min. DVD 5841
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Jude (1996)
Director, Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslett, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths, June Whitfield. In rural 19th century England a working class stonemason has scholarly ambitions that are sidetracked by an unhappy marriage and an obsession with his cousin. Eventally he leaves his wife to live with his cousin with tragic consquences. Based on the novel of Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy. 227 min. vhs 999:2667
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Love and Death on Long Island (UK / Canada, 1996)
Directed by Richard Kwietniowski. Cast: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Harvey Atkin, Gavin Grainger, Elizabeth Quinn, Maury Chaykin. A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath. Focuses on the genteel obsession of an older man for a younger man. 94 min. DVD 4749
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Michael Collins (UK | Ireland | USA, 1996)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts. A docu-drama of the life of the Irish statesman and revolutionary, Michael Collins, who negotiated Ireland's break from England and whose fighting tactics became a model for other 20th century struggles. Special DVD features: "The South Bank show" documentary with Neil Jordan interview and actual footage of Michael Collins ; Interactive menus ; Production notes ; Scene access ; Theatrical trailer. 133 min. DVD X4009
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Awards
Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion Award; Best Actor (Liam Neeson)

A Midwinter's Tale (In the Bleak Midwinter) (UK, 1996)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Richard Briers, Hetta Charnley, Joan Collins, Nick Farrell, Mark Hadfield, Gerard Horan, Celia Imrie, Michael Maloney, Julia Sawalha, John Sessions. Joe Harper is in a rut. His girlfriend just left him and he hasn't had an acting job in over a year. In a last-ditch effort to build his self-esteem and renew his faith in his chosen profession, Joe spends the last of his savings (plus a loan from his agent) to direct a Christmas production of Hamlet in the sleepy English village of Hope. Joe enlists six eccentric characters who each have problems of their own. Joe and his eclectic band of thespians tackle both the Bard's greatest play and their own inadequacies and fears, with suprising-- and often hilarious-- results. 98 min. DVD X5727; vhs 999:3656
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The Portrait of a Lady (UK | USA, 1996)
Director, Jane Campion. Cast: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Shelley Winters, Richard Grant, Shelley Duvall, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen,Valentina Cervi, John Gielgud. Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond. Based on the novel by Henry James. 144 min. DVD 714; vhs 999:1755
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The Pillow Book (France / UK / Netherlands / Luxembourg, 1996)
Director, Peter Greenaway. Cast: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata, Yoshi Oida, Hideko Yoshida, Judy Ongg. A modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences are inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan and her father's relationship with his publisher.126 min. DVD 9132
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Secrets & Lies (France / UK, 1996)
Director, Mike Leigh. Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean- Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. 142 min. vhs 999:1993
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Brenda Blethyn); Best Screenplay - Original
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or; Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury; Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn)
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress

Trainspotting (1996)
Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald. In this freeform Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life a group of disaffected Scottish youths turn to heroin to escape the banalities of modern-day existence. As they begin to suffer the consequences they realize there are no easy solutions to the inherent loneliness and pain of life. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6073.E47 T73 2002) Special features: Making of Trainspotting; Trainspotting retrospective; Interviews with filmmakers (Director Danny Boyle, Author Irvine Welsh, Producer Andrew MacDonald and Screenwriter John Hodge); Behind the needle ("Multi-angle" behind-the-scenes special); Cannes film festival interviews; Biographies: cast and crew; Feature commentary; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Gallery; Teaser trailer; Theatrical trailer. 94 min. DVD X2449; vhs 999:2085
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Bent (UK, 1997)
Director, Sean Mathias. Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Brian Webber, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger. Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid even worse persecution. There he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love. 104 min. DVD 1719
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Kimberly, Nick. "Bent." Sight and Sound 8. 3 (Mar 1998): 39-40. UC users only
Seifert, Dorthe. "Between Silence and License: The Representation of the National Socialist Persecution of Homosexuality in Anglo-American Fiction and Film" History & Memory: Studies in Representations of the Past 15. 2 (2003 Fall-Winter) UC users only

The Hanging Garden (UK | Canada, 1997)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald. Cast: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Seana McKenna. William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but during his visit home, he becomes unhinged as the newly remembered reasons for his miserable adolescence come to life in each of their presents. 91 min. DVD X6526
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Mrs. Dalloway(UK / USA / Netherlands, 1997)
Director Marleen Gorris. Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Rupert Graves, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox, Lena Headey, Amelia Bullmore, Sarah Badel, Phyllis Calvert, Oliver Ford Davies, Robert Hardy, Robert Portal, John Standing, Margaret Tyzack. As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny. Based upon the novel by Virginia Woolf. 97 min. DVD 9151; vhs Video/C 999:2172
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The Winter Guest (UK | USA, 1997)
Directed by Alan Rickman. Cast: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid, Sandra Voe, Arlene Cockburn, Gary Hollywood, Sean Biggerstaff, Douglas Murphy. An inside look at the lives of eight people living in a remote and icy Scottish village. On a cold winter day, an elderly woman arrives uninvited and unexpectedly at the home of her daughter, Frances, who is still grieving over her young husband's recent death. Together, they embark on an emotional journey neither of them are ready for but both know must be taken. 108 min. DVD X4232
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Wilde (UK / Germany / Japan, 1997)
Directed by Brian Gilbert. Cast: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave. Notorious poet and playwright Oscar Wilde devours all that life has to offer, but there's only so much that late Victorian England will tolerate. As Wilde delves into a taboo world of unrealized homosexual desire, his life rapidly becomes a turbulent charade. He cannot escape the repercussions wrought by a "pure" society, nor will he hide in shame for being true to his nature. Special features: Original featurette "Simply Wilde"; new, exclusive to DVD featurette "Still Wilde about Wilde"; the complete content of the official Wilde website; photo montage; theatrical trailers; filmographies; production notes. 116 min. DVD X4334
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Dickinson, Peter. "Oscar Wilde: Reading the Life after the Life." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 414-32, Summer 2005 UC users only
Holland, Merlin. "The Film Wilde: A Wasted Opportunity?." Wildean: The Journal of the Oscar Wilde Society. 12: 30-33. 1998 Jan.
The importance of reinventing Oscar : versions of Wilde during the last 100 years / edited by Uwe Boker, Richard Corballis, ... Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2002. (Main Stack PR5824.I466 2002)
Kauffmann, Stanley. "In A Different Light." New Republic; 05/18/98, Vol. 218 Issue 20, p24-25, 2p UC users only
Medhurst, Andy. "Licensed to cheek." Sight & Sound, Oct97, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p27-35, 4p UC users only
Porton, Richard. "The actor as critic: An interview with Stephen Fry." Cineaste; 1998, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p8, 5p UC users only
Sadoff, Dianne F.
"Styles of Queer Heritage: Picturing Oscar Wilde as Icon." In: Victorian vogue : British novels on screen / Dianne F. Sadoff. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR878.M73 S33 2010)
Waldrep, Shelton. "The Uses and Misuses of Oscar Wilde." In: Victorian afterlife : postmodern culture rewrites the nineteenth century / John Kucich and Dianne F. Sadoff, editors. pp:49-63. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000. (Main Stack PR461.V5 2000)

The Woman in White (1997)
Directed by Tim Fywell. Cast: Tara Fitzgerald, James Wilby, Simon Callow, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln. A young drawing master hired to teach two young women is startled by an encounter with a ghostly woman dressed in white who resembles one of his new students. Their determination to learn about the mysterious woman in white draws them into a world of secrets, crime and treacherous involvement with the fascinating, but sinister, Count Fosco. 120 min. vhs 999:3648
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV, 1998)
Director, John Henderson. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton, Sian Phillips, Geoffrey Palmer, Steve Coogan, Gary Olsen, Greg Wise, Desmond Barritt, Ian Richardson. Alice has already traveled to Wonderland once, now she is taking another journey to the fascinating world with the memorable character Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty, Red King and Queen, Red and White Knights, and Jabberwocky. 86 min. DVD 3461
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Elizabeth (UK, 1998)
Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud. Young, passionate Elizabeth Tudor (1533-1603) comes to the throne amidst bloody turmoil in 1554 England. Among her courtiers are the venerable Sir William Cecil, her lover the Duke of Leicester, the imperious Duke of Norfolk, and her advisor Walsingham. The new Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head in this thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs. 149 min. DVD 4821 999:2435
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film; Best Actress (Cate Blanchett); Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Cate Blanchett)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Producer of the Year; Actress of the Year
National Board of Review, USA - Best Director

Bruzzi, Stella. "Elizabeth.(Review)." Sight and Sound 8.11 (Nov 1998): 47(2).
Chapman, James. "Queen and Country: Elizabeth (1998)." In: Past and present : national identity and the British historical film. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris; Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N352 C43 2005
Delamoir, Jeannette. "Elizabeth's costumes: the power of spectacle or spectacle of power?." Metro Magazine 141 (Summer 2004): 46(8).
Duncan-Jones, Katherine. "Elizabeth.(Review)." TLS. Times Literary Supplement (Feb 5, 1999): 18(1).
Gillard, Garry. "'I have become a virgin'--Elizabeth.(Film As Text)." Australian Screen Education 37 (Winter 2004): 153(3).
Knowles, Sarah. "Elizabeth." Film & History, Sep2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p78-80, 3p UC users only
O'Leary, Alan. "The gendered space of cinema and nation in Elizabeth and Michael Collins." Studies in European Cinema, 2004, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p117-127, 11p UC users only
Pigeon, Renee. ""No man's Elizabeth" : the Virgin Queen in recent films." In: Retrovision : reinventing the past in film and fiction / edited by Deborah Cartmell, I.Q. Hunter, and Imelda Whelehan. London ; Sterling, Virginia : Pluto Press, 2001. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.R46 2001)
Sweet, Rosemary. "Elizabeth.(Review)." American Historical Review 104.1 (Feb 1999): 297(2). UC users only

The General (UK | Ireland, 1998)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGginley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight. Tells the extraordinary true story of the rise and fall of the gangster, Martin Cahill who for twenty years eluded capture by the police. Thumbing his nose at authority, Cahill wound up stealing over $60 million until the IRA decided to put him out of business once and for all. 124 min. DVD X3589
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Directed by Guy Ritchie. Cast: Nick Moran, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting. A streetwise charmer who loses his friends' money in a rigged game comes up with a plan to make everything come out right, but ends up in a comedy of errors. 108 min. DVD 8211
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A Price Above Rubies (UK / USA, 1998)
Written and directed by Boaz Yakin. Featuring Renee Zellweger, Julianna Margules, Christopher Eccleston. Sonia is a young woman who always did just what was expected: she married the right man, moved to the right neighborhood and had a beautiful baby. And yet, when she discovers an exciting world beyond her tightly knit community, it sparks a growing desire for independence that threatens the security of the life she knows. 119 min. DVD X4267
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Velvet Goldmine (UK / USA, 1998)
Director, Todd Haynes. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard. "1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challanges the seriousness within the flowerpower generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade, a young rockstar, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality. In the end Slade destroys himself. Unable to escape the role he created for himself, he plots his own murder. When his fans discovers that the murder is a fake, his star falls and he is forgotten about. 1984: Arthur, a journalist working for a New York newspaper, gets assigned the story about the fake murder of Brian Slade. When Arthur was young and grew up in Manchester, he was more than a fan of Slade. Reluctantly he accepts the assignment and starts to investigate what happened his old glamrock hero." [Internet Movie Database] DVD. 119 min. DVD 2886
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Waking Ned Devine (UK / France / USA, 1998)
Directed by Kirk Jones. Cast: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt. When Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two longtime friends, Michael and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the ticket, but first they have to get all the townsfolk to go along with their plan. 91 min. DVD X1766
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Beautiful People (UK, 1999)
Directed by Jasmin Dizdar. Cast: Linda Bassett, Charlotte Coleman, Edin Dzandzanovic, Nicolas Farrell, Julian Firth, Walentine Giorgiewa, Dado Jehan. "In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees; one of the]families improbably becomes involved with a Balkan refugee through the England vs. Holland match." [IMDB] 117 min. DVD 1948
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8 1/2 Women (UK / Netherlands / Luxembourg / Germany, 1999)
Directed by Peter Greenaway. Cast: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette, Amanda Plummer, Polly Walker. After seeing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, a father and son are inspired to turn their Swiss mansion into a chateau of sexual pleasure. But soon their wild sexual fantasies begin to unravel, and the two men discover that when fantasy becomes reality, the balance of power can shift. 121 min. DVD 7492
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The End of the Affair (UK / USA , 1999)
Director: Neil Jordan. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea, James Bolam. In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love. Then she mysteriously ends the affair. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 118 min. DVD X4332; vhs 999:3897
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An Ideal Husband (UK / US, 1999)
Directed by Oliver Parker. Cast: Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam, Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver. Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously. Based on the play of the same title by Oscar Wilde. 98 min. DVD X4297
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My Son the Fanatic (UK / France, 1999)
Directed by Udayan Prasad. Cast: Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Stellan Skarsgård, Akbar Kurtha, Gopi Desai. Parvez, a cab driver who left Pakistan for Great Britain in search of a better life must choose between his relationship with his disinterested wife, his increasingly Islamic fundamentalist son and his friendship with a prostitute who provides him support and tenderness he does not experience within his own family. Based on the short story by Hanif Kureishi. 87 min. DVD 9114; vhs 999:2649
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Notting Hill (UK | USA, 1999)
Directed by Roger Michell. Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee. The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world, but can they fall in love while the whole world is watching? Bonus materials: Feature commentary with director Roger Michell, producer Duncan Kenworthy, and writer Richard Curtis -- Hugh Grant's movie tips -- Deleted scenes -- Music highlights -- The travel book. 124 min. DVD X3590
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Brunsdon, Charlotte. "London Films: From Private Gardens to Utopian Moments. Cineaste, Fall2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p43, 4p UC users only
Johae, Anthony. "Reading Carnival into "Notting Hill."" Literature Film Quarterly, 2009, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p270-282, 13p UC users only
Redfern, Nick. "London Spaces in Contemporary British Cinema: Notting Hill and South West 9." Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 18 paragraphs, 2006 Sept

Ratcatcher (UK / France, 1999)
Directed by Lynne Ramsay. Cast: William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews. A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. Special features: Video interview with Lynne Ramsay; three award-winning short films by Lynne Ramsay: Small deaths (1995), Kill the day (1996), and Gasman (1997); stills gallery; and original theatrical trailer. 94 min. DVD 8167
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Topsy-turvy (1999)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ron Cook, Wendy Nottingham, Kevin McKidd, Shirley Henderson, Dorothy Atkinson, Martin Savage, Eleanor David. Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado. 161 min. DVD 5476
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Awards

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best Director
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Best Actor of the Year (Jim Broadbent)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
Venice Film Festival - Best Actor

The Winslow Boy (UK | USA, 1999)
Directed by David Mamet. Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Gemma Jones, Rebecca Pidgeon. Follows the lives of the Winslows, a banker's family living in early 20th century London, as they fight to prove the innocence of their youngest son, a 14-year-old naval cadet accused of stealing a postal money order. After Sir Robert Morton, a respected lawyer, agrees to represent the boy, the case becomes a national spectacle and threatens to erode the family's bond. Based on the 1946 stage play of the same name by Terence Rattigan. 105 min. DVD X4580
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Graham, Renée. "Mamet with Manners." In: David Mamet in conversation / Leslie Kane, editor. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 Z657 2001)
James, Nick. "Suspicion." Sight & Sound, Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p22-24, 3p UC users only
Mamet, David. The Spanish prisoner ; and, The Winslow boys : two screenplays / by David Mamet. New York : Vintage Books, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 S63 1999)
Morra, Irene. "Performing the Edwardian Ideal: David Mamet and "The Winslow Boy."" Modern Drama, Winter2005, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p744-757, 14p UC users only
Trbic, Boris "Historicity and Gender Politics in The Winslow Boy." Screen Education, 2004, Issue 36, p119-122, 4p UC users only

Wonderland (1999)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Ian Hart, Shirley Henderson, Kika Markham, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Jack Shepherd, John Simm, Stuart Townsend, Ellen Thomas, David Fahm. Through a series of vignettes focuses on the lives of three sisters with very different lives, exploring on their dreams, conflicts and weekend escapedes, all beautifully interwoven into a single tapestry of love, pain and pure joy. 109 min. DVD X5351
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Billy Elliot(UK / France, 2000)
Director, Stephen Daldry Cast: Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, Jamie Bell, Adam Cooper. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. 111 min. DVD X6181
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Alderson, David "Making Electricity: Narrating Gender, Sexuality, and the Neoliberal Transition in Billy Elliot." Camera Obscura (2011) 25(3 75): 1-27 UC users only
Archard, Nicole. "'Always Be Yourself': Identity and Acceptance in Billy Elliot." Screen Education, Autumn2008, Issue 49, p137-140, 4p UC users only
Camino, Mercedes. "'Good Luck with the Strike'. Mining, Dancing and Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot." Film International , 2010, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p29-39, 11p UC users only
Hill, John. "A Working-Class Hero Is Something to Be? Changing Representations of Class and Masculinity in British Cinema." In: The trouble with men : masculinities in European and Hollywood cinema / edited by Phil Powrie, Ann Davies and Bruce Babington. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M46 T76 2004)
Judy, Jon. "Better to be a Dancer than a Miner: Commonalities in Billy Elliot." Screen Education, Spring2010, Issue 59, p117-123, 7p UC users only
Kidd, Kerry. "The Child in the Cinema: Representations of a Rural Dystopia in Billy Elliot and The Color of Paradise." In: Representing the rural : space, place, and identity in films about the land / edited by Catherine Fowler and Gillian Helfield. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C58 R47 2006)
Lancioni, Judith. "Cinderella Dances Swan Lake: Reading Billy Elliot as Fairytale." Journal of Popular Culture, Oct2006, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p709-728, 20p UC users only
Marris, Paul. "Northern Realism: An Exhausted Tradition? Cineaste, Fall2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p47, 4p UC users only
Simmons, Gary. "The gloves are off, Billy's pumped: Gender & class politics in 'Billy Elliot'." Screen Education, 2006, Issue 44, p119-123, 5p UC users only
Sinfield, Alan. "Boys, Class and Gender: from Billy Casper to Billy Elliot." History Workshop Journal, Oct2006, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p166-171, 6p UC users only
Wayne, Mike. "The Performing Northern Working Class in British Cinema: Cultural Representation and its Political Economy." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2006, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p287-297, 11p UC users only
Weber, Cynthia. "Oi, Dancing Boy!': Masculinity, Sexuality, and Youth in Billy Elliot." Genders, vol. 37, pp. 49 paragraphs, 2003

Bread and Roses(UK / France / Germany / Spain / Italy / Switzerland, 2000)
Director, Ken Loach. Cast: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, George Lopez, Alonso Chavez, Monica Rivas. Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer. 110 min. DVD 5453
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House of Mirth(UK | France | Germany | USA, 2000)
Director, Terence Davies. Cast: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eric Stoltz, Anthony LaPaglia, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Laura Linney. The glittering yet treacherous world of New York High Society comes to life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton. 140 min. DVD 738
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The Man Who Cried(UK / France, 2000)
Directed by Sally Potter. Cast: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton. "A Russian Jewish father emigrates to America in 1923, with a promise to send for his mother and young daughter when he is settled. When his village is burned in a pogrom, his mother is killed and his daughter is separated from other youngsters who make it to the port to emigrate. She ends up on a ship bound for England, where she is renamed Suzie and raised by a British family. Many years later, Suzie's talent for singing and dancing sees her accepted into a Paris dance troupe where she is befriended by Lola, a fellow dancer from Moscow. Cesar, a handsome brooding gypsy who works with the troupe later becomes her lover. Lola pursues Dante, an egotistical tenor who is performing in the area. All is well until the Nazis march into Paris, and Suzie's Russian Jewish background places her in danger. She must decide whether to leave Cesar and her friends and continue the search for her father in America" [IMDB] 100 min. DVD X359
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Bridget Jones's Diary(UK / France, 2001)
Director, Sharon Maguire. Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones. In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love. Based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Special features: Portrait of the make-up artist; domestic and international TV spots; a guide to Bridget Britishisms; the young and the mateless (an expert's guide to being single); "Bridget Jones: the edge of reason" excerpt; 'Bridge Jones's diary' reviews; behind-the-scenes featurette; deleted scenes; the complete 'Bridge Jones's diary' columns. 98 min. DVD 7860
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Charlotte Gray (UK | Australia | Germany, 2001)
Director, Gillian Armstrong. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Rupert Penry Jones, Anton Lesser, James Fleet, Ron Cook. Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France. Based on the book by Sebastian Faulks. Special features: commentary by director Gillian Armstrong; relive the era's excitement with 2 documentaries: "A village revisits history" and "Living through wartime" (featuring Cate Blanchett and director Gillian Armstrong); theatrical trailer; cast/crew film highlights. 121 min. DVD X6293
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The Fourth Angel (UK | Canada, 2001)
Director, John Irving. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Charlotte Rampling, Briony Glassco, Lois Maxwell, Jason Priestley. "The Economist reporter Jack Elgin, a workaholic, takes his family on a working trip to India, where he is to interview the PM. But their US airplane is hijacked in Limassol (Cyprus) by the unknown August 15 terrorist movement, which ends up in a bloodbath. Jack can save his pre-teen son Andrew, literally in his arms, but his wife and daughter are among the slaughter victims. Western governments seem unwilling to go after the fiends, even hide the identity of a high-profile fatal victim. Although now a single father, Jack uses all his contacts and snooping skill to seek the truth himself. A London-based Serbian free newspaper editor sets him on the trail of four Balkanic killers, but is murdered. Jack decides to exact revenge himself, tipped-off by Sûreté-contact Dugay. Meanwhile US embassy official Davidson and FBI Special Agent Jules Bernard play a key part in the official, MI5-lead investigation, which ends up crossing Jack's path." [IMDB] Based on the novel by Robin Hunter. 95 min. DVD X6171
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Intimacy (France / UK / Germany / Spain, 2001)
Director, Patrice Chéreau. Cast: Kerry Fox, Mark Rylance, Timothy Spall, Philippe Calvario, Alastair Galbraith, Marianne Faithful. What starts out as a weekly anonymous tryst between a divorced man and a married woman turns into a searing portrait of loneliness and emotional need. Based on stories by Hanif Kureishi 115 min. DVD X2164
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Directed by Chris Columbus. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters. Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 152 min. DVD 4846
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The Navigators (UK / Germany / Spain, 2001)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Dean Andrews, Tom Craig, Joe Duttine, Sean Glenn, Steve Huison, Venn Tracey, John Aston, Juliet Bates, Charlie Brown. In South Yorkshire, as big business takes hold of the British Rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up at the depot only to find there is no work for them. 95 min. DVD 5675
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24 Hour Party People (2001)
Director, Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Steve Coogan, Keith Allen, Rob Brydon, Enzo Gilenti, Ron Cook, Chris Coghill, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Dave Gorman, Sean Harris. A dramatization based on true events of the rise, fall and rise again of promoter Tony Wilson and the wild rave culture he brought to England and the rest of the world. Pulsates with the rhythmic energy from the post punk movement through the evolution of rave music. 117 min. DVD 1794
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About a Boy (UK | USA | France, 2002)
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz. Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson. Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team. 101 min. DVD X6804
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson. Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team. 112 min. DVD 1948
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Bollywood Queen (UK, 2002)
Directed by Jeremy Wooding. Cast: Preeya Kalidas, James McAvoy, Amerjit Deu, Ray Panthaki, Ronny Jhutti. Nineteen-year-old Geena is entranced by the glamour of Bollywood and seduced by the sounds of R & B girl groups. When Geena meets Jay she finds that life can be just like the adventure and romance of the Bollywood movies she loves. 88 min. DVD 3847
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Fear dot com (UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA, 2002)
Directed by William Malone. Cast: JStephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Curtis, Jeffrey Combs. A mad genius has created a live-cam website that determines a person's deepest fear and then 48 hours later that fear becomes a brutal reality. An investigating detective and a city health inspector know the danger of logging into the site, but both are determined to solve the mystery. Special features: Feature-length commentary by director William Malone and director of photography, Christian Sebaldt ; "Visions of Fear: The effects of FeardotCom" ; additional scene: Mushroom Factory ; Fear Gallery stills gallery ; star/director/writer film highlights ; theatrical trailer. 101 min. DVD 3015
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Humphries, Reynold. "A (Post)Modern House of Pain: FearDotCom and the Prehistory of the Post-9/11 Torture Film." In: American horror film : the genre at the turn of the millennium / edited by Steffen Hantke. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Moffitt; PFA PN1995.9.H6 A385 2010)

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong, Zlatko Buric, Kriss Dosanjh, Israel Aduramo, Yemi Ajibade, Nizwar Karanj,Dhobi Oparei. Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know. 97 min. DVD 2389
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Dog Soldiers (UK | Luxembourg | USA, 2002)
Directed by Neil Marshall. Cast: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson. A band of soldiers is on a war games expedition deep in the Scottish woods, but something deadly is waiting for them in the darkness. It becomes an army of werewolves versus an army of men and only one will survive to tell the tale. 105 min. DVD X2734
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Directed by Chris Columbus. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters. Finds young wizard Harry and his friends Ron and Hermoine facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school. 161 min. DVD 4847
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The Importance of Being Earnest (UK | USA, 2002)
Director, Oliver Parker. Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox. Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who? Based on the play by Oscar Wilde. 93 min. DVD 1425
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In This World (2002)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah. Tells of the hazardous journey of two Afghan boys as they travel from Pakistan through Iran, Turkey, Italy, France and the UK in search of refuge in London, revealing the desperate measures people take to escape persecution and life-threatening conditions. Special features: Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary from Michael Winterbottom and Tony Grisoni; director's introduction from the Sundance Film Series; U.S. and UK theatrical trailers; production notes and biographies; highlights from the 2003 Sundance Film Series. 88 min. DVD 2410
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Awards
Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
Directors Guild of Great Britain - Outstanding Directorial Achievement

The Magdalene Sisters (UK | Ireland, 2002)
Directed by Peter Mullan. Cast: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness, Phyllis McMahon, Rebecca Walsh, Eamonn Owens, Chris Simpson, Sean Colgan, Daniel Costello. The Magdalene Sisters: A drama based on true events. In Ireland in the 1960s, four women are sent to the Magdalene sisterhood asylum because of 'sinful' behavior. They all must work in the laundry, where the strict nuns break everyone's will through sadistic punishment. 119 min. DVD X4610
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Awards

London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year
National Board of Review, USA - Freedom of Expression Award
Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion Award

Resident Evil (UK / Germany / France / USA, 2002)
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon. A virus has escaped and infected a secret lab and the scientists turned into zombies. A special-operations force is sent to battle the virus before it infects the planet. Based upon Capcom's video game "Resident evil." Special features: Alternate ending; cast and filmmakers' commentary; visual effects commentary; 11 featurettes; filmographies; theatrical trailer. 101 min. DVD 7678
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28 Days Later (UK, 2002)
Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson. An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come. 113 min. DVD 2274
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Lane, Anthony. "Days Of Plague: The Current Cinema" The New Yorker. Jun 30, 2003. Vol. 79, Iss. 17; pg. 102
Williams, G. Christopher. "Birthing an Undead Family: Reification of the Mother's Role in the Gothic Landscape of 28 Days Later." Gothic Studies, Nov2007, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p33-44, 44p UC users only

Bright Young Things(UK, 2003)
Directed by Stephen Fry. Cast: Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Fenella Woolgar, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Stockard Channing, Richard E. Grant, Peter O'Toole. During the 1930's, the world of the British uppercrust society is one of nightclubs, dancing, jazz and speed. Their lives revolve around an endless series of parties and pleasure seeking, including motorcars, jazz bands, gossip journalism, drugs, and gramophones. Inevitably, however, the frantic pace of living begins to take its toll and one by one they begin to crash and burn in the search for newer and faster sensations. 105 min. DVD X2645
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Byron (UK, 2003)
Directed by Julian Farino. Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Little, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Cox, Philip Glenister. Relive the true story of one of history's greatest romantic and tragic heroes. Byron was a figure who defined the romantic spirit of the early 19th century. In five days he rises from obscurity to superstar status, but throws it all away in a scandal. 119 min. DVD X2840
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Code 46 (UK, 2003)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Tim Robbins, Samantha Morton, Jeanne Balibar, Essie Davis, Nabil Elouahabi, David Fehm, Shelley King, Natalie Mendoza. In the near future, privileged classes live and work "Inside" cities, while non-citizens scratch out a miserable existence "Outside" in a vast desert. People cannot leave their designated zones without special visas known as "papelles." When fraudulent papelles surface, Seattle fraud investigator William Geld travels to Shanghai to ferret out the culprit and meets Maria Gonzalez ... a woman with whom he has a passionate affair which breaks one of society's harshest laws: Code 46. 93 min. DVD 7605
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16 Years of Alcohol (2003)
Directed by Richard Jobson. Cast: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Jim Carter, Ewen Bremner. An intelligent but angry man, who has had a rough upbringing and has spent years leading a street gang in Edinburgh, meets the love of his life and he is forever changed. 96 min. DVD 4698
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Bullet Boy (UK, 2004)
Directed by Saul Dibb. Cast: Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Claire Perkins, Leon Black. In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. ... Fresh out of jail, 18-year-old Ricky and his 12-year-old brother, Curtis, struggle to walk the straight and narrow when a minor street clash escalates into an all-out neighborhood war. For Ricky and Curtis, friendships, family and loyalty will be tested to the extreme in a world where guns are a fact of everyday life and boys try to be men before they are even teenagers. 89 min. DVD X6421
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Dead Man's Shoes (UK, 2004)
Directed by Shane Meadows. Cast: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden, Neil Bell, Paul Sadot, Seamus O'Neal, Jo Hartley, Paul Hurstfield, Emily Aston, George Newton, Craig Considine, Matthew Considine. A disaffected veteran returns to his hometown in the Midlands, England in hopes of getting even with the petty criminals who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother. Special features (37 min.): optional audio commentary by Meadows, Considine & Herbert ; "In Shane's shoes : making 'Dead man's shoes'" featurette (25 min.); alternate ending (9 min.); deleted scene (3 min.). 90 min. DVD X7171
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Finding Neverland (UK / USA, 2004)
Directed by Marc Forster. Cast: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud, Luke Spill, Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald. Well-known playwright James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroads when his latest play flops and doubters begin to question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie's greatest work. Traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up. 101 min. DVD 3665
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Awards

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Family Film (Live Action); Best Young Actor (Freddie Highmore)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
Venice Film Festival - Laterna Magica Prize

A Fond Kiss--(UK / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain, 2004)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Bakhsh. A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures. 114 min. DVD 6806
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The Hamburg Cell (TV, 2004)
Directed by Antonia Bird. Cast: Karim Saleh, Kamel, Omar Berdouni. A dramatization of events focused on the hijackers leading up to the September 11th Twin Towers attack. A chilling drama based on exhaustive research, including personal interviews, unpublished correspondence, and the official 9/11 Commission report. 185 min. 999:2052
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Gary Oldman. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, now teenagers, return for their third year at Hogwarts. There they are forced to face escaped prisoner Sirius Black, who poses a great threat to Harry. Harry must overcome the threats of Dementors, outsmart a werewolf, and finally deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship with his parents. Harry and friends master advanced magic classes, cross time barriers, and change the course of more than one life. 142 min. DVD 4848
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In My Country (Country of My Skull) (UK / Ireland / South Africa, 2004)
Directed by John Boorman. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi "Ngubs" Ngubane. A Washington Post journalist and an Afrikaans poet strike up a friendship and become romantically involved as they try to come to terms with their feelings about what they've learned at the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Based on the book Country of my skull by Antjie Krog. 94 min. DVD 500
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The Libertine (UK, 2004)
Directed by Laurence Dunmore. Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter, Stanley Townsend, Francesca Annis, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Johnny Vegas, Richard Coyle. John Wilmot (1647 - 1680), a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching. 114 min. DVD 5990
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Berensmeyer, Ingo. "Staging Restoration England in the Post-Heritage Theatre Film: Gender and Power in Stage Beauty and The Libertine." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 13-30, 2008
Maher, Kevin. "The Libertine." Sight & Sound, Dec2005, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p63-64, 2p UC users only
Rokotnitz, Naomi. "'Too Far Gone in Disgust': Mirror Neurons and the Manipulation of Embodied Responses in The Libertine." Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 399-426, 2008 Fall UC users only

MirrorMask (UK | USA, 2004)
Directed by Dave McKean. Cast: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee. A young girl has an extremely vivid & symbolic dream the night before her mother goes in for surgery. In her dream, set in a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home. Special features: optional audio commentary by Gaiman & McKean; "Neil talks--" interview with Gaiman; "Dave talks about film" interview with McKean; "Beginnings : the genesis of 'MirrorMask'" featurette; cast & crew interviews; "Day 16" featurette (time lapse video of one entire day of production); "Flight of the Monkeybirds" featurette (special effects); "Giants development" featurette (special effects); Q&A session from the San Diego Comic-Con; poster and cover art gallery. 101 min. DVD X5042
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Shaun of the Dead (UK / France, 2004)
Directed by Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Billy Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Stevenson. When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. Special features: Missing bits: outrageous outtakes and all-new deleted scenes not shown in theaters; "Raw meat": never-before-seen casting tapes; Simon Pegg's video diary and special effects comparisons; TV bits: includes interview with Coldplay; plus uncensored commentary with the cast and crew; a zombie photo gallery; Zomb-o-meter (zombie-trivia) and more hilarious special features. 99 min. DVD 7578
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Cox, David. "Gross-Out Horror Meets Slacker Comedy British-Style in Shaun of the Dead, A Cult Sitcom Director's Movie Debut" Film Comment. May/Jun 2004. Vol. 40, Iss. 3; pg. 14, 2 pgs UC users only
Edwards, Kim.
Moribundity, Mundanity and Modernity: Shaun of the Dead." Screen Education, Winter2008 Issue 50, p99-103, 5p; (AN 33160420) UC users only
Maio, Kathi. "Mission Accomplished at the Zombie Jamboree." Fantasy & Science Fiction. Oct/Nov 2007. Vol. 113, Iss. 4/5; pg. 192, 5 pgsUC users only
Michel, Frann "Life and Death and Something in Between: Reviewing Recent Horror Cinema." Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. Dec 2007. Vol. 12, Iss. 4; pg. 390, 8 pgs
Newman, K. "Shaun of the Dead." Sight & Sound v. ns14 no. 5 (May 2004) p. 72-3 UC users only

Vera Drake (2004)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Fenella Woolgar, Lesley Sharp, Anthony O'Donnell, Jim Broadbent. Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 125 min. DVD 3721
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - David Lean Award for Direction; Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Imelda Staunton)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year; Actress of the Year (Imelda Staunton)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actress (Imelda Staunton)
Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion

A Way of Life (UK, 2004)
Directed by Amma Asante. Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Fenella Woolgar, Lesley Sharp, Anthony O'Donnell, Jim Broadbent. Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 88 min. DVD X6423
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Yasmin (Germany | UK, 2004)
Directed by Kenneth Glenaan. Cast: Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Steve Jackson, Syed Ahmed, Shahid Ahmed. In this drama set before and after the events of 9/11, a young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre. After September 11th, the prejudice she experiences in her job and the treatment of common people forces her to reevaluate her life and take sides. 81 min. DVD X5377
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Macdonald, Myra. "British Muslims, memory and identity: Representations in British film and television documentary." European Journal of Cultural Studies; Aug2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p411-427, 17p UC users only

Beyond the Gates (aka Shooting Dogs) (UK / Germany, 2005)
Director, Michael Caton-Jones. Cast: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Clare-Hope Ashitey. A powerful re-telling of the true events of the 1994 Rwanda genocide. In April 1994 the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda crashes and the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, Christopher, a Catholic priest and Joe Connor, an idealistic English teacher give sanctuary to twenty-five hundred Rwandans survivors in the school, which is under the protection of the UN Belgian force and under siege from the Hutu militia. When the Tutsi refugees are abandoned by the UN, they are murdered by the extremist militia. Filmed in the original location of the scenes it portrays with many survivors of the massacre employed as part of the production crew and in minor acting roles. 112 min. DVD 8785
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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
Directed by Lexi Alexander. Cast: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, Leo Gregory. Matt, a wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of soccer hooliganism. Initially alarmed by the violence, Matt soons ends up becoming as desensitized to it as his new found friends. But as events roll on, suspicion, shocking revelations and unsettled scores combine to a devastating climax. 108 min. DVD 5645
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Imagine Me and You (2005)
Directed by Ol Parker. Cast: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Darren Boyd, Anthony Head. A blushing bride's nuptials take a surprising turn at the altar, when an innocent glance between her and a female guest sparks a love at first sight romance. She is soon forced to choose between her husband and the girl of her dreams. 93 min. DVD 6143
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The Infidel (UK, 2010)
Directed by Josh Appignanesi. Cast: Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Archie Panjabi, Igal Naor, Amit Shah. Meet Mahmud Nasir, loving husband, doting father, and something of a relaxed Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is a true Muslim. After his mother's death, Mahmud finds his birth certificate, which reveals that he was adopted at birth and he's Jewish, with the real name of Solly Shimshillewitz! Enlisting the help of a local Jewish cab driver to help discover his roots--while trying to hide them from his friends and family--Mahmud finds his crisis of identity proves a little more than he can handle. 105 min. DVD X6776
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Love + Hate (UK / Ireland, 2005)
Directed by Dominic Savage. Cast: Tracy Brabin, Samina Awan, Tom Hudson, Nichola Burley. Looks at race relations in working class northwest England as seen through the stories of 17-year-old Naseema, a second generation British-Pakistani Muslim who falls for her white racist colleague, and her elder brother Yousif, whose attitudes to race, religion and women are called into question. 82 min. DVD 9396
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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Anna Brewster. Recently widowed and well-to-do Laura Henderson needs a diversion to see her through war torn London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it. The two don't seem to get along at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres begin to copy the idea and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily for Laura, she is friends with him. 103 min. DVD 5444
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (UK, TV, 2005)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes, Shirley Henderson, Dylan Moran, Jeremy Northam, Naomie Harris, Kelly Macdonald, James Fleet, Ian Hart, Gillian Anderson. A rollicking, inventive adaptation of the notoriously unfilmable 18th century British comic novel The life and opinions of Tristam Shandy, gentleman, written by Laurence Sterne. Shandy's warped tales reveal far more than any conventional autobiography. Based on the novel "The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman," by Laurence Sterne. 94 min. DVD 8262 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Amazing Grace (UK / USA, 2006)
Directed by Michael Apted. Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, Youssou N'Dour, Ciaran Hinds. A dramatization of the life of the human rights activist, cultural reformer and member of Parliament, William Wilberforce who sustained a twenty-year fight in 19th century England, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. Wilberforce encountered intense opposition from members of Parliament but his minister John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain who penned the hymn "Amazing Grace" urged him to see the cause through. 118 min. DVD 8799 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Directed by Richard Eyre. Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy. Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say, but she finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined. Special features: Commentary by director, featurette, conversation with Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, in character with Cate Blanchett. 92 min. DVD 7375
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Porton, Richard. "Trusting the Text: An Interview with Cate Blanchett." Cineaste, Spring2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p16-19, 4p UC users only
Walter, Bronwen "Including the Irish: taken-for-granted characters in English films." Irish Studies Review; Feb2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p5-18, 14p UC users only

The History Boys (UK, 2006)
Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Cast: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clive Merrison. Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Special features: Commentary by director Nicholas Hytner and writer Alan Bennett; "History boys around the world: tour diaries" featurette; "Pass it on": 'The history boys' on screen" featurette; theatrical trailers. 112 min. DVD 7961
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Cast: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton. Chronicles Idi Amin's rise and fall. Amin's despotic reign of terror is viewed through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, a Scottish doctor who arrives in Uganda in the early 1970s to serve as Amin's personal physician. His perspective as an outsider causes him to be initially impressed by Amin's calculated rise to power and he grows increasingly monstrous. A pointed examination of how independent Uganda (a British colony until 1962) became a breeding ground for Amin's genocidal tyranny. Amin is both seductive and horribly destructive. Garrigan grows increasingly prone to exploitation. 123 min. DVD 7376
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film; Best Actor (Forest Whitaker)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Forest Whitaker)
Golden Globes, USA - Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Actor of the Year Forest Whitaker
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor Forest Whitaker
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor (Forest Whitaker)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Forest Whitaker)

Nil by Mouth (UK | France, 2006)
Directed by Gary Oldman. Cast: Kathy Burke, Ray Winstone, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse, Edna Dore. A raw, unflinching look at a dysfunctional family as it copes with alcoholism, drug abuse, petty crime and domestic violence in South East London. PAL, region 2. 128 min. DVD X3931
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Douthwaite, John; Zurru, Elisabetta. "Patriarchy and Alterity: Reconsidering (Female) Identity and Its Construction." Textus; 2009, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p77-112, 36p UC users only
Godfrey, Sarah. "Villainous Victims: The Paradox of the 'Damaged' Man in Naked and Nil by Mouth." eSharp: Electronic Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Review for Postgraduates, vol. 9, 2007 Spring
Lane, Anthony. "Nil by Mouth." New Yorker, February 9 1998, Vol. 73, p83-84, 2p
Quart, Leonard. "Nil by Mouth." Cineaste, 1998, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p49-50, 2p UC users only

Nina's Heavenly Delights (UK, 2006)
Directed by Pratibha Parmar. Cast: Laura Fraser, Art Malik, Ronnie Jhutti, Veena Sood, Shelley Conn. A young woman must take over her father's Indian restaurant and compete in The Best of the West Curry Competition. When Nina then falls in love with the beautiful Lisa, she begins to question a world that has been thrown into sudden turmoil. Now she wonders if her feelings will ever be reciprocated and if they are, what will this mean for Nina and her family? 94 min. DVD 8743
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The Queen (UK / France / Italy, 2006)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Helen Mirren (HM Queen Elizabeth II), Michael Sheen (Tony Blair), James Cromwell (Prince Philip), Helen McCrory (Cherie Blair), Alex Jennings (Prince Charles), Roger Allam (Robin Janvrin), and Sylvia Syms (HM The Queen Mother). The Queen opens with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" - Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of the adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief. Special features: The Making Of ... "The Queen" part one "Playing real people" ; part two "The design" ; part three "That week" (20 min.) ; audio commentary by director Stephen Frears and writer Peter Morgan ; audio commentary by British historian and royal expert Robert Lacey, author of "Majesty". The picture of dignity -- Prime Minister Tony -- Diana -- Upsetting news -- The people's princess -- A public funeral -- Modern men -- The royal standard -- A quiet revolution -- Captive beauty -- A serious mistake -- A day of mourning -- Shared grief -- The funeral -- Two months later -- End credits. 103 min. DVD 7563
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Actress
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Actress in a Leading Role (Helen Mirren)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year British Actress of the Year;
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actress (Helen Mirren); Best Supporting Actor (Michael Sheen)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Actress (Helen Mirren)
Venice Film Festival - Best Actress (Helen Mirren); FIPRESCI Prize

Red Road (UK | Denmark, 2006)
Directed by Andrea Arnold. Cast: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Nathalie Press, Andrew Armour. Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him. 110 min. DVD X2534
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The Road to Guantanamo (UK, 2006)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross. Cast: Ruhel Ahmed, Asif Iqbal, Shafiq Rasul, Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddqui, Arfan Usman. Four British muslims travel to Pakistan for a holiday and a wedding but become involved with the American forces fighting terrorism. This is the true story of the plight of a group of friends who later became known as the Tipton Three, who experienced first hand the conditions in Guantanamo Bay after being held for two years until they were released without charge. 95 min. DVD 6477
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This Is England (2006)
Directed by Shane Meadows. Cast: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure, Joe Gilgun, Rosamund Nanson, Andrew Ellis, Perry Benson, George Newton. School is out for the summer and twelve-year-old Shaun is about to find a dangerous new group of friends. Having lost his father in the Fakland War, life has been lonely in this grim coastal town in northern England. But when Shaun meets the local skinheads, their companionship, and even their violence, appeal to Shaun's hurt and rage. Combo is an older volatile skinhead whom Shaun finds to be like a big brother and under his leadership, the gang and young Shawn will arrive at an irreversible act of violence. 98 min. DVD 8862
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Forrest, David. "Shane Meadows and the British New Wave: Britain's hidden art cinema." Studies in European Cinema, 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2/3 UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "Boys to Men: Shane Meadows Caps His 10-Year Exploration of Working-Class Masculinity in Crisis with This in England." Film Comment, Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p44-47, 4p UC users only
James, Nick. "Shane Meadows: At the edge of England." Sight & Sound, May 2007, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p41-41, 1p UC users only
Sinker, Mark. "Control Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten This Is England." Film Quarterly; Winter2007/2008, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p22-29, 8p UC users only

Atonement (UK, 2007)
Directed by Simon Callow. Cast: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Kennedy, Harriet Walter, Peter Wight, Daniel Mays, Nonso Anozie, Gina McKee, Jérémie Rénier, Michelle Duncan. When Briony Tallis, 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstanding and childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter intended for Cecilia and concludes that Robbie is a deviant. When her cousin Lola is raped, she tells the police that it was Robbie she saw committing the deed when in fact it was a visitor to the estate. Special features: Deleted scenes with commentary from director Joe Wright; Bringing the past to life: the making of Atonement; From novel to screen: adapting a classic; feature commentary with director Joe Wright. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan. 123 min. DVD X815
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Actor of the Year (James McAvoy); British Supporting Actress of the Year (Vanessa Redgrave)

Becoming Jane (UK, 2007)
Directed by Julian Jarrold. Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith. The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to disinherit him if he marries her. Jane's mother also disagrees with the match. Thomas tries to convince Jane to runaway with him but instead, Jane stays with her family and ends her affair with Lefroy. She begins to write some of her greatest works. Lefroy becomes the inspiration for Mr. Darcy in the novel, Pride and Prejudice. 120 min. DVD 9536
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Burt, Richard. "Becoming literary, becoming historical: the scale of female authorship in "Becoming Jane."" Adaptation, Mar2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p58-62, 5p UC users only
Lane, Anthony. "Lover Beware." New Yorker, 8/13/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 23, p88-89, 2p UC users only
Sadoff, Dianne F. "Marketing Jane Austen at the Megaplex." Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Spring2010, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p83-92, 10p UC users only

Brick Lane (UK / India, 2007)
Directed by Sarah Gavron. Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson. Follows the life of Nazneen a young Muslim girl who leaves her Bangladeshi village after an arranged marriage at seventeen. She and her husband move to London's East End. There she tries to devote herself to duty and family, yet is drawn to Karim, a young hothead. The story is set in 1980s Britain, during a climate of rising racial tensions. Based on the novel by Monica Ali. 102 min. DVD X1115
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Macdonald, Myra. "British Muslims, memory and identity: Representations in British film and television documentary." European Journal of Cultural Studies; Aug2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p411-427, 17p UC users only

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (UK, 2007)
Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Moll?a, Samantha Morton, Eddie Redmayne, Clive Owen. Sequel to: Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by familial betrayal and Spain's invading army. She and her shrewd advisors must act to safeguard the lives of her people. When the dashing seafarer Walter Raleigh captures her heart, Elizabeth is forced to make her most tragic sacrifice for the good of her country. A tale of one woman's crusade to control her love, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world. Special features: Deleted scenes; "The reign continues: the making of Elizabeth: the golden age" featurette; "Inside Elizabeth's world" featurette; "Commanding the winds: creating the Armada" featurette; "Towers, courts and cathedrals" featurette; audio commentary with director Shekhar Kapur. 115 min. DVD X495
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Sunshine(UK / USA, 2007)
Director, Danny Boyle. Cast: Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Cillian Murphy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mark Strong, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh. It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all. Special features: Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Danny Boyle; alternate ending; web production diaries; two short films with intro by Danny Boyle; audio commentary by director Danny Boyle; audio commentary by Dr. Brian Cox, University of Manchester. 107 min. DVD X549
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28 Weeks Later (UK / Spain, 2007)
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Cast: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Garfield Morgan, Emily Beecham, Idris Elba. Almost seven months after the Rage virus has annihilated the inhabitants of the London and the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited, but one of them unwillingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever. Special features: Commentary by director and producer ; deleted scenes ; Code red: The making of 28 weeks later ; The infected ; Getting into the action ; 28 weeks lates: the aftermath: stage 1: Development ; 28 weeks later: the aftermath: stage 3: Decimation. 113 min. DVD X2163
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (UK / USA 2008)
Director, Mark Herman. Cast: Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Jim Norton, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson. Set in Poland during World War II. Innocent and naive 8-year-old Bruno is bored and restless in his new home. Ignoring his mother, he sets off on an adventure in the woods where he comes across a high fence which separates him from the people he can see through it. Soon he meets a young boy in striped pajamas, and a surprising friendship develops. Based on the book "The Boy in the striped pajamas" by John Boyne. Bonus features: "Friendship beyond the fence" featurette (ca. 20 min.) ; Optional audio feature commentary by writer/director Mark Herman and author John Boyne ; Deleted scenes with optional commentary by writer/director Mark Herman and author John Boyne. 94 min. DVD X1498
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Osmond, Andrew. "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas." Sight & Sound, Nov2008, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p51-52, 2p UC users only
Sterritt, David. "Hollywood's Holocaust." Tikkun, May/Jun2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p60-62, 3p UC users only

Bronson (2008)
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Cast: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton. Michael Peterson was 19 years old in 1974. Reckless, and hoping to make a name for himself, he picked up a homemade sawed-off shotgun and set off to rob a post office. Caught and arrested soon after, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. Ultimately, Peterson ended up behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which were spent in solitary confinement. While incarcerated, his alter ego, Charles Bronson, surfaced and eventually replaced his own personality. "Based on the true story of one of the world's most violent prisoners" -- Container. Special features: Charles Bronson monologues ; Making of Bronson ; training Tom Hardy ; interviews ; behind the scenes footage ; trailer. 92 min. DVD X3123
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Farber, Stephen. "Bronson." Film Journal International, November 2009, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p96-96, 1p UC users only
Pizzello, Stephen. "Hard Time." American Cinematographer, October 2009, Vol. 90 Issue 10, p44-57, 11p UC users only
Romney, Jonathan. "Hard Men." Film Comment, Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p26-29, 4p UC users only
Wheatley, Catherine. "Bronson." Sight & Sound, Apr2009, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p51-51, 1p UC users only

The Diary of Anne Frank (UK, TV, 2008)
Directed by Jon Jones. Cast: Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Ellie Kendrick, Ron Cook. The Diary of Anne Frank is a modern literary classic and an extraordinary social document that gives a unique account of life in hiding under the Nazi terror in World War 2 from the perspective of a teenage Jewish girl. Full of tension but at times funny and ultimately tragic, Anne Frank's Diary manages to create a truthful and timeless picture of domestic life, while never letting us forget the extraordinary threat that awaits Anne and her family if they are discovered. This televised version is the first authorized film based on actual entries of the real diary. 100 min. DVD X2891
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Doomsday (UK | USA | South Africa | Germany, 2008)
Directed by Neil Marshall. Cast: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Adrian Lester, David O'Hara, Malcolm McDowell. A lethal virus spreads throughout Great Britain, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat the government evacuates as many survivors as it can out of the infected area and the rest of the country succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful, however, three decades later, the Reaper Virus violently resurfaces. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. Doomsday (Unrated ; 113 min.) -- Doomsday (MPAA rating: R ; 109 min.). min. DVD X5557
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Brooke, Michael. "Doomsday." Sight & Sound, July 2008, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p53-54, 2p UC users only
Maio, Kathi. "It's A Small (Sick) World -- But Love Still Makes It Go Round." Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 122 Issue 1/2, p158-163, 6p UC users only

The Duchess (UK / Italy / France, 2008)
Director, Saul Dibb. Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney. Chronicles the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1757 - 1806) who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life. A vibrant beauty and celebrity of her time, Georgiana is trapped in an unhappy marital triangle with her husband and his live-in mistress. She falls passionately in love with Earl Grey, an ambitious young politician, and the affair causes a bitter conflict with her husband and threatens to erupt into a scandal. Now she must face an agonizing choice between her hopeless but passionate love affair or her responsibilities as a duchess. Special features: How far she went-- making The Duchess; Georgiana in her own words; Costume diary. Based on the book "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire" by Amanda Foreman. 109 min. DVD X964
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Fuller, Graham. "The Good Old Days." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p36-38, 3p UC users only
Haun, Harry. "Duchess Treat." Film Journal International, October 2008, Vol. 111 Issue 10, p16-18, 2p UC users only
Hope-Jones, Mark. "Portrait of a Lady." American Cinematographer, September 2008, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p30-43, 12p UC users only
Kemp, Philip. "The Duchess." Sight & Sound, September 2008, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p57-57, 1p UC users only
Kroenert, Tim. "The Duchess." Eureka Street, 10/10/2008, Vol. 18 Issue 20, p31-32, 2p UC users only
Lally, Kevin. "The Duchess."Film Journal International, October 2008, Vol. 111 Issue 10, p55-55, 1p UC users only
Robinson, Daniel. "The Duchess, Mary Robinson, and Georgiana's Social Network." Wordsworth Circle, Summer2011, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p193-197, 5p UC users only

Easy Virtue(UK | Canada, 2008)
Director, Stephan Elliott. Cast: essica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes, Kris Marshall, Katherine Parkinson, Christian Brassington, Charlotte Riley, Jim McManus, Pip Torrens. John Whittaker is a young Englishman who falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy, glamorous American woman. The two impulsively decide to get married. He takes her home to meet his family, she arrives like a blast from the future. John's mother takes an instant disliking to Lairta and undermines her every move. But Larita will blow their entrenched British stuffiness right out the window. Based on the play by Noel Coward. 96 min. DVD X2297
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Happy-go-lucky (2008)
Director, Mike Leigh. Cast: Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Stanley Townsend, Kate O'Flynn, Caroline Martin, Oliver Maltman, Sarah Niles, Samuel Roukin, Karina Fernandez, Nonso Anozie. Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students. Bonus features: Behind the wheel of "Happy go lucky" ; Happy-in-character ; audio commentary by director Mike Leigh. 119 min. DVD X1463
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Awards

Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Sally Hawkins)
National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Director; Best Actress (Sally Hawkins); Best Supporting Actor (Eddie Marsan)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Director
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Actress (Sally Hawkins)

Hunger (UK | Ireland , 2008)
Directed by Steve McQueen. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham. Based on true events. In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard. Special features: Video interviews with McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender; short documentary on the making of Hunger, including interviews with McQueen, Fassbender, actors Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham and Brian Milligan, writer Enda Walsh, and producer Robin Gutch ; "The Provos' last card?:" a 1981 episodes of the BBC program Panorama, about the Maze prison hunger strikes and the political and civilian reactions across Northern Ireland; trailer. 96 min. DVD X2654
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival - Golden Camera
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Breakthrough British Filmmaker (Steve McQueen); British Actor of the Year (Michael Fassbender)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - New Generation Award
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best First Film
Venice Film Festival - Gucci Prize

Brooks, Richard. "Inside the Maze." New Statesman, 6/2/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4899, p42-43, 2p UC users only
Corless, Kieron. "The human factor." Sight & Sound, Nov2008, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p24-26, 3p UC users only
Crowdus, Gary. "The Human Body as Political Weapon: An Interview with Steve McQueen." Cineaste, Spring2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p22-25, 4p UC users only
El-Khairy, Omar Assem. "Snowflakes on a Scarred Knuckle: The Biopolitics of the 'War on Terror' through Steve McQueen's Hunger and Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker." Millennium , 2010, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p187-191, 5p; UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "By Any Means Necessary." Film Comment, Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p34-39, 4p UC users only
McNamee, Eugene. "Eye witness - memorialising humanity in Steve McQueen's Hunger." International Journal of Law in Context, Sep2009, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p281-294, 14p UC users only
White, Mo. "The Maze Prison in Recent Filmic Representations: Steve McQueen's Hunger and Donovan Wylie's The Maze." Art Book, May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p63-64, 2p UC users only

Lost in Austen (UK, TV, 2008)
Directed by Dan Zeff. Cast: Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston, Elliot Cowan, Hugh Bonneville, Gemma Arterton, Lindsay Duncan. In this television miniseries, Amanda Price gets propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while the book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns as she tries to help the Bennet sisters nab husbands and even manages to captivate the tantalizing Mr. Darcy. But what about Elizabeth, and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories? Based on the novel "Pride and prejudice" by Jane Austen. Special features: "Lost in Austen: behind the scenes:" featurette documenting the reinvention of Jane Austen's 'Pride and prejudice' and the making of the popular TV series (43 min.); cast & crew interviews; behind-the-scenes footage; trailer. 176 min. DVD X4223
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Me and Orson Welles (UK, 2008)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Ben Chaplin, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsdan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper. What a whirl, what a world! High schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries; he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles. Based on the novel by Robert Kaplow. 114 min. DVD X6669
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Of Time and the City: A Love Song and a Eulogy (UK, 2008)
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The Other Boleyn Girl (UK | USA, 2008)
Directed by Justin Chadwick. Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Coleman, Ana Torrent, Eddie Redmayne. Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen, throwing her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding. Based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. Special features: Deleted and extended scenes -- Translating history to the screen featurette -- "To be a lady" featurette -- Members of the Court biographies. 115 min. DVD X3632
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Skin (UK | South Africa, 2008)
Directed by Anthony Fabian. Cast: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge, Ella Ramangwane. Despite being born to Afrikaner parents, Sandra faces prejudice from her community due to her dark skin and African features. Torn between her family and the man she loves, Sandra must overcome the racial intolerance of her society in this uplifting true story. 107 min. DVD X5290
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Slumdog Millionaire (UK, 2008)
Directed by Danny Boyle; Loveleen Tandan. Cast: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shakla, Raj Zutshi, Jeneva Talwar, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan. Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Based on the novel: "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup. 120 min. DVD X1377
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Awards
Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture
Golden Globe Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film
Directors Guild of America, USA - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Director

The Damned United (UK | USA, 2009)
Directed by Tom Hooper. Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent. Previously successful manager Brian Clough takes over England's top football club Leeds United. His abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing his usual right-hand man, Peter Taylor, who decided to loyally stay with Brighton & Hove Albion. Based on true story. Based on the novel by David Peace. 97 min. DVD X2665
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An Education (UK, 2009)
Directed by Lone Scherfig. Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Olivia Williams, Cara Seymour, Sally Hawkins, Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Matthew Beard, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan. In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic older man can teach her. Based on a memoir by Lynn Barber. 100 min. DVD X3175
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Leading Actress (Carey Mulligan)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Actress of the Year (Carey Mulligan)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actress (Carey Mulligan)
Sundance Film Festival - Audience Award - World Cinema - Dramatic

Fish Tank (UK | Netherlands, 2009)
Directed by Andrea Arnold. Cast: Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths, Carrie-Ann Savill, Toyin Ogidi, Grant Wild, Sarah Bayes. Fifteen-year-old Mia Williams is at war with the world. She's been kicked out of school and spends her days drinking and dancing to hip-hop tunes in an abandoned apartment. Music feels like Mia's only escape from feuding with her sister and scornful mother. 123 min. DVD X4885
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Outstanding British Film
Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; British Director of the Year; Young British Performer of the Year (Katie Jarvis); British Supporting Actor of the Year (Michael Fassbender)

Good (UK | Germany, 2009)
Directed by Vicente Amorim. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong, Jodie Whittaker, Steven Mackintosh, Gemma Jones. When John Halder's latest novel is enlisted by the Nazi party to push their agenda, his career and social standing instantly advance. But after learning of the Reich's horrific plans for the future, John must decide whether to do nothing and keep his fame or risk losing everything. Based on the stage play by C.P. Taylor. Special features: 90 min. of additional features including interviews with the cast and crew ; behind the scenes footage. 96 min. DVD X4687
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (UK | Canada | France, 2009)
Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Tom Waits. The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan. Bonus features: Behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects; Heath Ledger's interview and wardrobe test; deleted scene; introduction and commentary by Terry Gilliam; 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes and more. 123 min. DVD X3375
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Nowhere Boy (UK | Canada, 2009)
Director, Sam Taylor-Wood. Cast: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall, Kristin Scott Thomas. Set in Liverpool in 1955, this fact based drama chronicles the adolescent years of John Lennon. Raised by his Aunt Mimi, his world is turned inside-out when his free spirited mother re-enters his life, opening up old wounds that release pain, anger, frustration, and his artistry. Special features: Deleted scenes; the making of featurette; the untold story of John Lennon and the creation of the Beatles featurette. 98 min. DVD X5218
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Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (UK | Germany | USA | France, 2009)
Directed by Richard Curtis. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Chris O'Dowd, Ralph Brown, Jack Davenport, January Jones, Rhys Darby, Tom Brooke, Katherine Parkinson, Will Adamsdale, Tom Wisdom, Ike Hamilton, Talulah Riley, Gemma Arterton, Stephen Moore, Emma Thompson. When the British government begins to censor rock music in the 1960's, a group of rogue DJ's take to the sea to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. 117 min. DVD X3860
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The Young Victoria (UK | USA, 2009)
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter. Chronicles the life and times of Queen Victoria from her childhood to her early rise to power and the first turbulent years of her rule. Her romantic relationship and eventual marriage to Prince Albert culminates in a royal power struggle which ultimately is the key to her happiness when she comes to the realization that he is someone she can fully trust and believe in. Special features: Deleted & extended scenes; Making of the Young Victoria featurette; The Real Queen Victoria featurette; The Coronation featurette; The Wedding featurette; Lavish History: A look at the costumes and locations. 105 min. DVD X3179
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Another Year (2010)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis, Stuart McQuarrie, Imelda Staunton. A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness. 130 min. DVD X5979
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Brighton Rock (UK, 2010)
Directed by Rowan Joffe. Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, Helen Mirren, John Hurt. Pinkie is a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. When a young and very innocent waitress, Rose, stumbles on evidence linking him to a revenge killing, he sets out to seduce her to secure her silence. Special features: a trailer, featurette, behind the scenes, and interviews. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. 111 min. DVD X7125
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Alleva, Richard. "Good Melodrama." Commonweal. 10/7/2011, Vol. 138 Issue 17, p24-25. 2p. UC users only
Falk, Quentin. "Mod Man Out." Sight & Sound. Dec2010, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p40-42. 3p. UC users only
Ivereigh, Austen. "Greene without God." America. 9/19/2011, Vol. 205 Issue 7, p21-23. 3p. UC users only
McFarlane, Brian. "Green on Screen." Screen Education; Winter2011, Issue 62, p18-29, 12p UC users only

The Dead (UK, 2010)
Directed by Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford. Cast: David Dontoh, Prince David Oseia, Rob Freeman. After crashing off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across the vast terrains of Africa in search for a way to get back to his beloved family. Joined by local military man Daniel Dembele, who is also searching for his son, both men join forces, all the while battling against the ever-present threat of the living dead. 115 min. DVD X6714
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Four Lions (UK, 2010)
Directed by Chris Morris. Cast: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak, Adeel Akhtar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Craig Parkinson, Preeya Kalidas, Wasim Zakir, Mahmood Aqil. This whip-smart, slapstick comedy takes aim at Jihadi suicide bombers and illuminates the war on terror through satire and farce. Follow five inept aspiring terrorists on their quest to strike a blow, and how they demonstrate that terrorism may be about ideology, but it can also be about idiots. 102 min. DVD X6109
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The King's Speech (2010)
Directed by Tom Hooper. Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, Clair Bloom, Eve Best, Michael Gambon. The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome a severe stuttering problem enabling him to assume full command of his role as king. Special features: Featured commentary with director Tom Hooper ; The king's speech: and inspirational story of an unlikely friendship ; Q & A with the director and cast ; Speeches from the real King George VI ; The real Lionel Logue ; The Stuttering Foundation (Public service announcement) 119 min. DVD X5692
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Motion Picture; Best Actor (Colin Firth)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best British Film
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Colin Firth)
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Colin Firth)
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Film of the Year; Actor of the Year; British Director of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Colin Firth)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Colin Firth)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Actor (Colin Firth)
Toronto International Film Festival - People's Choice Awards

Made in Degenham (UK, 2010)
Directed by Nigel Cole. Cast: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Daniel Mays, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley. Dramatizes the true story of Rita O'Grady who became the leader of a strike by the women of the Ford plant in Dagenham, England for pay equal to their male counterparts. Their 1968 strike played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally. 104 min. DVD X5698
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Never Let Me Go (UK | USA, 2010)
Directed by Mark Romanek. Cast: Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling, Keira Knightley, Sally Hawkins, Carey Mulligan. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love. Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro. 113 min. DVD X5413
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Christopher and His Kind (UK, TV, 2011)
Directed by Geoffrey Sax. Matt Smith, Toby Jones, Imogen Poots, Douglas Booth. Based on writer Christopher Isherwood's critically acclaimed memoir, this adaptation gives a fascinating glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin. Arriving in Berlin from England when the cabaret scene is in full swing, he is launched into a thriving gay subculture where he meets Heinz. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. 90 min. DVD X6577
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Part 2 (UK / USA, 2011)
Directed by David Yates. Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Kelly MacDonald, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. 130 min. DVD X6730
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The Iron Lady (UK | France, 2011)
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Roger Allam, Susan Brown, Nick Dunning, Nicholas Farrell, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Head, Harry Lloyd, Michael Maloney, Michael Pennington, Alexandra Roach, Amanda Root, Pip Torrens, Julian Wadham, David Westhead, Angus Wright, John Sessions. A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. Special features: "Making The iron lady" documentary featurette; "Recreating the young Margaret Thatcher" featurette;"Denis: the man behind the woman" featurette; "Battle in the House of Commons" featurette; "Costume design: pearls and power suits" featurette; History goes to the cinema: featuring My week with Marilyn, W.E., Coriolanus, The iron lady and The artist. 105 min. DVD DVD X7312
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All Night Long (UK, 1962)
Director, Basil Dearden. Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Mitchell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris ; guest stars: Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth, Charles Mingus. An updating of Shakespeare's Othello, set in the jazz world of London in the early 1960s. Because of a rumour set about by a jealous rival, a jazz trumpeter at an all-night party tries to strangle his wife. 84 min. DVD X5445; DVD 9829 (copy 2 PAL)
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
McFarlane, Brian. "Surviving After Ealing: The Later Careers of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph." Quarterly Review of Film and Video v. 24 no. 1 (2007) p. 65-71 UC users only
Skrebels, Paul. "All Night Long": Jazzing Around with "Othello." Literature Film Quarterly, 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p147-156, 10p UC users only

Babylon (1981)
Directed by Franco Rosso. Cast: Brinsley Forde (Blue), Karl Howman (Ronnie), Trevor Laird (Beefy), Brian Bovell (Spark), Victor Romero Evans (Romeo), David N. Haynes (Errol), Archie Pool (Dreadhead), T. Bone Wilson (Wesley). The movie centers around Brindsley Forde's character "Blue." He fronts a reggae sound system based in West London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties. 91 min. DVD X6258
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Borderline (UK, 1930)
Directed by Kenneth MacPherson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson, Helga Doorn, Gavin Arthur, Charlotte Arthur, Blanche Lewin. This experimental silent film, made in Switzerland by an independent British film company, is chiefly remembered as Paul Robeson's first film. Boldly blending Eisensteinian montage and domestic melodrama, the film features Robeson and his wife, Eslanda, as lovers caught up in a tangled web of interracial affairs. 63 min. DVD 7281
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Bullet Boy (UK, 2004)
Directed by Saul Dibb. Cast: Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Claire Perkins, Leon Black. In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. ... Fresh out of jail, 18-year-old Ricky and his 12-year-old brother, Curtis, struggle to walk the straight and narrow when a minor street clash escalates into an all-out neighborhood war. For Ricky and Curtis, friendships, family and loyalty will be tested to the extreme in a world where guns are a fact of everyday life and boys try to be men before they are even teenagers. 89 min. DVD X6421
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Burning an Illusion (1981)
Directed by Menelik Shabazz. Cast: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Chris Tummings. A young British-born woman of color comes of age while seeking security through marriage. But the false arrest and merciless beating of her boyfriend by police forces a turning point in both their lives. While in prison, Del asks Pat to bring him books on Black history; she reads them first. As she becomes more politically aware, their relationship changes and Pat begins to question her middle-class aspirations and attitudes. She begins shedding her old biases to reclaim her African heritage. Non-US (PAL) format DVD. 101 min. DVD 6200
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Flame in the Streets (1961)
Directed by Roy Baker. Cast: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Brenda de Banzie, Earl Cameron. A union boss in a large firm in England is forced to confront the prejudices of his members when they threaten to strike over the appointment of a black foreman. The issue is complicated further when his daughter tells him she has fallen in love with a Jamaican. Based on the play "Hot summer night" by Ted Willis. 90 min. DVD X6534
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Mona Lisa (1986)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Sammi Davis, Kate Hardie, Zoe Nathenson. George, an ex-con employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl, initially detests her but winds up under her spell. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed. 104 min. DVD 1927
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James, Joy. "Black femmes fatales and sexual abuse in progressive 'white' cinema: Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa and The Crying Game" Camera Obscura; NO. 36, SEPTEMBER, 1995; pp. 32-47, 16p UC users only
Salih, Sara. "Coda: modern mulattos: Mona Lisa and The crying game." In: Representing mixed race in Jamaica and England from the abolition era to the present / Sara Salih. New York : Routledge, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR9265.05 .S35 2011)
Zilliax A. "The scorpion and the frog: agency and identity in Neil Jordan's 'The Crying Game'." Camera Obscura, no. 35 (May, 1995): 25-51 UC users only

Pressure (UK, 1975)
Director, Horace Ové. Cast: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson, Ed Deveraux, Norman A hard-hitting drama of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy. 120 min. DVD 6206
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The Proud Valley (UK, 1940)
Director, Pen Tennyson. Cast: Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman, Edward Rigby, Simon Lack, Janet Johnson, Rachel Thomas. Paul Robeson plays a sailor who comes to a Welsh coal mining town and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. Special features include a radio interview with Paul Robeson from 1958. 76 min. DVD 7283
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Sanders of the River (1935)
Directed by Alexander Korda. Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. Special features: True Pioneer: the British films of Paul Robeson, a new video program with Paul Robeson Jr. and film historians Stephens Bourne and Ian Christie, including film clips from Song of freedom (1936), King Solomon's mine (1937), and Big Fella (1937). 87 min. DVD 7282
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Sapphire (UK, 1960)
Directed by Basil Dearden. Cast: Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Yvonne Mitchell, Paul Massie, Bernard Miles, Olga Lindo, Earl Cameron. In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A beautiful female college student, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and discover her racial origins were much more mixed, public prejudices and those of the officers themselves are exposed. 92 min. DVD X5447
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Burton, Alan. The cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph / Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D3855 B87 2009)
Guha, Malini; Brunsdon, Charlotte "'The Colour of One's Skin': Earl Cameron." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p122-133, 12p UC users only
Hill, John. "The British 'Social Problem' Film: 'Violent Playground' and 'Sapphire'." Screen (1985) 26(1): 34-49 UC users only
Liberal directions : Basil Dearden and postwar British film culture / edited by Alan Burton, Tim O'Sullivan and Paul Wells. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England : Flicks Books, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.D387 L53 1997)

Secrets & Lies (France | UK, 1996)
Directed by Mike Leigh. Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook. After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last. 142 min. vhs 999:1993
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Awards

Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or; Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress

Two Gentlemen Sharing (UK, 1969)
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Cast: Robin Phillips, Judy Geeson, Hal Frederick, Esther Anderson, Norman Rossingtron, Hilary Dwyer, Rachel Kempson, Daisy Mae Williams, Ram John Holder, Earl Cameron, Shelagh Fraser, David Markham. A black Jamaican lawyer shares an apartment with a liberal white man in London. Andrew, the lawyer, longs to become part of London's middle class while Roddy is the waspish advertising executive who wishes to escape the problems caused by his middle-class upbringing. Andrew has a difficult time fitting in to the conservative traditions of a prejudiced London, and Roddy finds out his girlfriend has a black stepfather. Roddy is disillusioned when he is not accepted by the black world, and Andrew comes to the realization that he will never be welcomed in the still-racist business community of London. Based on David Stuart Leslie's 1963 novel of the same name published in London. Originally released as a motion picture in 1969. 108 min. DVD X6625
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Young Soul Rebels (UK | France | Germany | Spain, 1991)
Directed by Isaac Julien. Cast: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber, Sophie Okonedo, Jason Durr, Gary McDonald, Debra Gillett. Set in London at the time of the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, Chris and Caz are disc-jockeys on a pirate black radio station which they run from the back of an East End garage. When a mutual friend who is gay is murdered while cruising a London park, life takes a startling turn for them both as Chris is arrested for the murder. PAL format DVD. 120 min. DVD 3115
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Giommi, Francesca. "Centering Marginality Through Black British Narratives: Small Island and Young Soul Rebels." AfroEuropa 2, 3 (2008) UC users only
Reid, Mark A. "Diary of a Young Soul Rebel." Film Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1. (Autumn, 1992), pp. 56-57. UC users only

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Alfred Hitchcock in the UK

Aventure Malgache (1944)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A film made by Hitchcock during WW II at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free. 58 min. DVD 1031; vhs 999:990
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Blackmail (1929)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton, John Longden, Donald Calthrop, Cyril Richard. A young woman kills an artist who attempts to rape her. Her Scotland Yard detective boyfriend soon learns the killers identity, but so has someone else. During production of this silent feature, Hitchcock added dialog with the advent of talking pictures in America, making this England's first talkie. 85 min. DVD 159; VHS 999:74
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Bon Voyage (1944)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A film made by Hitchcock during WW II at the request of the British government. When viewed by government officials they decided that the films were inflammatory and withheld them from distribution. Bon Voyage, is about an RAF pilot who has escaped from a POW camp and made his way back to London with the help of the French resistance. The second, Aventure Malgache, is set in Vichy-controlled Madagascar where the Resistance leader battles to keep his island free. 58 min. DVD 1031; vhs 999:990
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Champagne (1928)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Betty Balfour, Jean Bradin, Theo Von Alten, Gordon Harker. A millionaire tries to teach his daughter a lesson by telling her that he has been ruined, to save her from the man with whom she is planning to elope. 84 min. DVD X4884; vhs 999:2199
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Downhill (aka. When Boys Leave Home) /(1927)
Director, Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine, Jerrold Robertshaw, Sybil Rhoda. After a youth is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft, his life falls apart in a series of misadventures. 82 min. DVD X6407; DVD X1045
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Easy Virtue (1927)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Isabel Jeans, Robin Irvine, Franklin Dyall, Eric Bransby Williams. Easy virtue: After divorcing an abusive husband, an innocent woman makes a valiant effort at beginning her life anew, but she cannot escape the incidents surrounding her past. 80 min. DVD 159
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The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Jameson Thomas, Lilian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker, Gibb McLaughlin, Maud Gill, Louise Pounds, Olga Slade, Ruth Maitland. Farmer Samuel Sweetland, a middle-aged widower sets out to choose a wife from the unattached women in the neighborhood. He and his housekeeper make a list of eligible females, whom he then pursues with interesting consequences. This dramatic comedy provides a rare glimpse into Hitchcock's silent film era. Easy virtue: After divorcing an abusive husband, an innocent woman makes a valiant effort at beginning her life anew, but she cannot escape the incidents surrounding her past. Based on the play, The farmer's wife, by Eden Phillpotts. 80 min. DVD X6407; DVD 156
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Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders. A naive reporter is dispatched to Europe on the eve of World War II. While covering a pacifist conference in with the daughter of the group's founder, and befriends an elderly diplomat who holds the secret of peace. When the diplomat disappears, the reporter stumbles onto the bloody trail of a major Nazi spy ring--and his future father-in-law may be the leader! 120 min. DVD 3144; vhs 999:565
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Frenzy (1972)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster, Billie Whitelaw. In their hunt for a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer, the London police suspect an innocent man, who eludes them and proves his innocence by finding the real murderer. 116 min. DVD 1029; VHS 999:564
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Jamaica Inn (1939)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Leslie Banks, Robert Newton, Emlyn Williams, Mervyn Johns, Marie Ney, Wylie Watson. The story of an Irish orphan who lives on the rugged coast of Cornwall with her uncle. After vessels smash on the deadly rocks, Mary begins to suspect it's more than accidental. By the time she realizes what's going on, she is a target for the marauding smugglers and highwaymen who are ravaging the area. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. 98 min. DVD 149
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Juno and the Paycock (1930)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill, Edward Chapman, Sidney Morgan, Sara Allgood, John Laurie, Dave Morris, Kathleen O'Regan, John Longden. A poor Dublin family that waits expectantly to inherit what is for them a great fortune, is stricken by various sorts of tragedies during the Irish uprisings of the early 1920's. Based on the play by Sean O'Casey. 85 min. DVD 1028
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Morgan, Jack. "Alfred Hitchcock's Juno and the Paycock." Irish University Review, vol. 24 no. 2. 994 Fall-Winter. pp: 212-16

The Lady Vanishes (1955)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty, Cecil Parker. En route back to England by train from Switzerland,a young woman meets a charming old lady who promptly disappears. The other passengers deny ever having seen her, leading the young woman to suspect a conspiracy. When she begins investigating, she is drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Based on the novel "The Wheel Spins" by Ethel Lina White. Special features: Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; Crook's tour, a 1941 feature-length Charters and Caldicott adventure, available for the first time on home video, starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne reprising their beloved The lady vanishes roles; excerpts from Francois Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with Alfred Hitchcock; Mystery train, a new video essay about Hitchcock and The lady vanishes by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff; stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art; plus: new essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr. Special features on DVD 53: Restored image and sound, additional audio track with commentary by film historian Bruce Eder. 97 min. DVD 8895 (2 discs); DVD 53; DVD 157
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The Lodger (1926)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Cast: Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen, Ivor Novello. The central character, called simply "The Lodger", is caught in the trap of other peoples' suspicions. Because this lodger, who is renting a room in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting, seems mysterious, he is suspected of being the notorious "Avenger", a killer who has been stalking women in London and strangling them. Special features DVD X6393: Commentary with Hitchcock author Patrick McGilligan; 1999 score by Ashley Irwin; 1997 score by Paul Zaza; The sound of silence : the making of The lodger; Restoration comparison; Hitchcock 101; 1940 radio play directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and François Truffaut; Still gallery. 83 min. DVD X6393 (prefer this print); DVD 111; VHS 999:563
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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper, Hugh Wakefield, Nova Pilbeam, Pierre Fresnay, Cicely Oates, D.A. Clarke-Smith, George Curzon, Arthur Benjamin. An American couple vacationing in French Morocco are accidentally drawn into a series of mysterious adventures when they appear on the scene of a murder. Special DVD features: Introduction by Tony Curtis and bonus clip of the original theatrical trailer for Hitchcock's "Saboteur.". Based on a story by Charles Bennett and D.B. Wyndham Lewis. 75 min. DVD 87; vhs 999:319
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Manxman (silent, 1929)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Anny Ondra, Randle Ayrton. Alfred Hitchcock's last silent film is a romantic melodrama about two friends, a lawyer and a fisherman who fall in love with the same woman. When her father denies her the right to marry Pete, the fisherman, he goes to sea. When he is reported lost at sea she has an affair with the lawyer, but when Pete returns they marry and she must reveal the identity of the father of the child she is carrying. 85 min. DVD 150
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Murder! (1930)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Edward Chapman, Miles Mander, Donald Calthrop. An actress is convicted of murder, but one of the jurists is the only person who believes in her innocence and painstakingly reconstructs a murder to prove her innocent. Based on the novel Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson. 100 min. DVD 155; VHS 999:1194
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Number 17 (1932)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Leon M. Lion, Anne Grey, John Stuart, Donald Calthrop, Barry Jones, Ann Casson, Henry Caine, Garry Marsh. A comedy-thriller about an unsuspecting, innocent hobo who accidentally stumbles across the hideout of a gang of jewel thieves. 63 min. DVD 153
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The Pleasure Garden (UK, 1925)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart, Georg Schnell. Patsy Brand is a chorus girl and dancer at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they get engaged, but when Hugh travels out of the country, she begins to play around. Based on the novel by Oliver Sandys. 60 min. DVD X934
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Rich and Strange (1932)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Henry Kendall, Joan Barry, Percy Marmont, Betty Amann, Elsie Randolph, Aubrey Dexter, Hannah Jones. Instead of waiting for their inheritance, Fred and Emily Hill ask for it in advance. When their rich uncle surprisingly obliges they set out to use the money in the best possible way--by spending it. 90 min. DVD 160; VHS 999:2379
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The Ring (silent, 1927)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Carl Brisson, Lilian Hall Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey, Harry Terry, Gordon Harker. A silent film with musical soundtrack) is about a carnival fighter trying to make it as a professional to please his girlfriend. 63 min. DVD 153
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Sabotage (1936)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka, John Loder, Desmond Tester. An undercover Scotland Yard detective infiltrates the home of a theatre operator who is suspected of sabotage. When the saboteur suspects he is being watched, he asks his nephew to deliver an explosive parcel across town. Based on the novel The secret agent by Joseph Conrad. 76 min. DVD 111; vhs 999:563
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The Skin Game(1931)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Jill Esmond, Helen Haye[s], Frank Lawton. In this early Hitchcock outing he sets two clans against each other in an English village. An old and long-established family squares off against another more "progressive" family. As their feud continues, each side becomes more and more determined, battling to the brink of disaster. Includes an introduction by Tony Curtis and a bonus clip of the original theatrical trailer from Dial M for murder. Based on the book by John Galsworthy. 79 min. DVD 151
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Thirty-nine Steps (39 Steps)(1935)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie, Helen Haye, Frank Cellier, Wylie Watson, Louis Levy. In this classic Hitchcock brain twister a man falsely accused of murdering a spy is chased across Scotland as he tries to uncover a secret organization and catch the real villain. 86 min. DVD 63; vhs 999:275
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Under Capricorn (1949)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Ingrid Bergman, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker. In Australia in l830, an English immigrant stays with his cousin Heneritta and her cruel husband, setting a triangle to explode and reveal a strange crime. From a novel by Helen Simpson, adapted by Hume Cronyn. 117 min. DVD X1717
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Waltzes from Vienna (aka Strauss' Great Waltz) (UK, 1934)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, Fay Compton. The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger. The crux of the film is the intense rivalry between the two Strausses, which is somehow resolved by the inaugural performance of Joseph Junior's "The Blue Danube." 78 min. DVD X6409
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Young and Innocent (1937)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick DeMarney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare. A woman's body is discovered on the beach by one of her former lovers. He is seen running away and is believed to be the killer, so he must avoid capture by the pursuing police, while trying to prove his innocence. 85 min. DVD 154
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James Bond Films

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Casino Royale(USA / UK / Germany / Czech Republic, 2006)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankole, Jesper Christensen, Ivana Milicevic, Sebastien Foucan. Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status. "M", head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission that takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. "M" places Bond under the watchful eye of the Treasury offical Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one. Special features: Becoming Bond, James Bond for real, Bond girls are forever (2006), Chris Cornell music video, trailers. 144 min. DVD 7221
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Diamonds Are Forever (UK, 1971)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bruce Cabot, Bernard Lee. Smugglers are out to capture the world's glittering diamond market. Bond uses fast cars, hearses, jets, helicopters and moon machines in a perplexing search to find out why. Seductive smuggler Tiffany Case and millionaire recluse Willard Whyte do their best to deter Bond's efforts. Special features (Disc 2: DVD 6724): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 120 min. DVD 6724; DVD 5889 (single-disc version)
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Die Another DayUK / USA, 2002)
Directed by Lee Tamahori. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosmund Pike, John Cleese, Judi Dench. While on assignment in North Korea, James Bond is captured by government agents, where he's imprisoned and tortured for over a year. When Bond is exchanged for another prisoner, not everyone is certain 007 is still capable of doing the job. After an unscrupulous entrepreneur is discovered to be in cohoots with the other prisoner, Bond is back on the case, and he finds the two men have sinister plans which could decide the fate of the world. 132 min. DVD 3532
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Dr. No(UK, 1962)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, Bernard Lee, Anthony Dawson, John Kitzmiller, Zena Marshall, Eunice Gayson. James Bond, Agent 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a British Secret Service agent. This is the first James Bond film adventure. Special features: Top-level access; Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. Music, Monty Norman. 110 min. DVD 6779; DVD 5904 [single-disc version]
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For Your Eyes Only(UK / USA, 1981)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Jill Bennett, Michael Gothard, John Wyman, Jack Hedley, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. James Bond is thrust into one of his most reveting adventures filled with outrageous stunts, passionate encounters and exciting confrontations. James has a lethal determination to infiltrate the Greek underworld and races against time to find a stolen device capable of controlling a fleet of nuclear submarines. Special features: Frame-by-frame digital restoration; never before released (newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore); declassified: MI6 vault (deleted scenes; expanded angles; Bond in Greece; Bond in Cortina; Neptune's journey); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'For your eyes only'); mission dossier (audio commentry featuring John Glen and actors; audio commentary featuring Michael G. Wilson and crew; inside 'For your eyes only'; animated storyboards sequences; Sheena Easton Music video); ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots and radio communications). 128 min. DVD 6767
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From Russia With Love (UK, 1963)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Eunice Gayson, Walter Gotell, Francis de Wolff, George Pastell, Nadja Regin, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn. A beautiful Russian girl is used as part of an international conspiracy to kill James Bond, Agent 007. The adventure leads him through Istanbul aboard the Orient Express. Desert Island discs; animated storyboard sequence); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'From Russia with love'; The complete special features library: Mission dossier (Audio commentary featuring director Terence Young and members of the cast and crew; Harry Saltzman: showman); Ministry of propaganda (Original trailers, TV spots, radio communications). 115 min. DVD 6770; DVD 5905 [single-disc version]
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Goldeneye(UK / USA, 1995)
Directed by Martin Campbell. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker. When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on Bond. Special features: Declassified: MI6 vault: Deleted scenes with introductions by director Martin Campbell; Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles; Building a better Bond: pre-production featurette; The return of Bond: the start of production press event; Driven to Bond: Remy Julienne; Anatomy of a stunt: tank versus Perrier; Making it in small pictures: Derek Meddings; On location with Peter Lamont; "GoldenEye": the secret files; Pre-title storyboard sequence with Martin Campbell; 007 Misson control: Interactive guide into the world of "GoldenEye"; Mission dossier: Audio commentary featuring Martin Campbell and Michael G. Wilson ; "The world of 007": original 1995 TV special hosted by Elizabeth Hurley; The "GoldenEye" video journal promotional featurette; "GoldenEye" music video performed by Tina Turner; Ministry of propaganda: Original trailers; TV spots; Photo gallery. 130 min. DVD 6766
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Goldfinger((UK, 1964)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton. Agent 007 takes on billionaire Auric Goldfinger, who plans to throw the world economy into a tailspin by contaminating the gold at Fort Knox with nuclear radiation. Special features (Disc 2: DVD 6723): Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 110 min. DVD 6723; single-disc version DVD 1673
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Licence to Kill(UK, 1981)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius W. Harris, Geoffrey Holder, David Hedison, Gloria Hendry, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell. James Bond battles the forces of black magic that hurtles him from the streets of New York City to Louisiana's bayou country. With charm, wit and deadly assurance, James takes on a powerful drug lord with a diabolical scheme to conquer the world. Special features: Frame-by-frame digital restoration; never before released newly recorded audio commentary featuring Sir Roger Moore; declassified: MI6 vault ("Bond 1973" the lost documentary; Roger Moore as James Bond, circa 1964; 'Live and let die' conceptual art); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'Live and let die'); mission dossier (audio commentary featuring Guy Hamilton; audio commentary featuring Tom Mankiewicz; inside 'Live and let die'; on set with Roger Moore); ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots & radio communications). 122 min. DVD 6790
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Live and Let Die(UK / USA, 1989)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe. Timothy Dalton portrays the superagent 007 who leaves the British Secret Service and begins a fierce vendetta after his friend Felix Leiter is brutally attacked by drug lord Franz Sanchez. 133 min. DVD 6790
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The Man with the Golden Gun(UK, 1974)
Directed by Guy Hamilton. Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Herve Villechaize, Clifton James. Roger Moore returns as Agent 007 and faces off in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with assassin Francisco Scaramanga. Features a wild car chase through Bangkok and Bond's stunning confrontation with an entire martial arts school. 125 min. DVD 6739
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Moonraker (UK / France, 1979)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel, Corinne Clery. Roger Moore stars for the fourth time as Agent 007 and joins forces with NASA scientist Holly Goodhead to prevent a power-mad industrialist from destroying all human life on Earth. 121 min. DVD 6781
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Never Say Never Again (UK / USA / West Germany, 1983)
Directed by Irvin Kershner. Cast: Sean Connery, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max Von Sydow, Barbara Carrera, Kim Basinger, Bernie Casey, Alec McCowen, Edward Fox. From the luxury yacht the length of a football field, Largo oversees a master plan of mayhem involving stolen cruise missiles, nuclear extortion, deadly video games and all the other evils in SPECTRE'S arsenal. James Bond, Agent 007, goes into battle with a fabulous flying motorcycle and other ghastly gadgets, including a fountain pen that can write you off with a bang. 133 min. DVD 5870
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Octopussy(UK / USA, 1983)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi. Roger Moore portrays the immortal action hero James Bond as he investigates the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. 131 min. DVD 6782
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service(UK, 1969)
Directed by Peter Hunt. Cast: Geogre Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppar, Lois Maxwell, George Baker, Bernard Lee, Bernard Horsfall, Desmond Llewelyn. James Bond goes undercover in the treacherous Swiss Alps and becomes involved in artillery-laden ski pursuits, incredible stunts and thrills. James finds love with the beautiful and seductive Tracy Di Vicenzo. But first Bond must stop the evil genius Blofeld from realising a germ warfare plot could kill millions. Special features: Frame-by-frame digial restoration; Declassified: MI6 vault (casting 'On her majesty's secret service'; press day in Portugal; George Lazenby: in his own words; shot on ice - original 1969 Ford promo film; "Swiss movement" original 1969 featurette); 007 mission control (interactive guide into the world of 'On her majesty's secret service); Mission dossier (audio commentary featuring director Peter Hunt and memebers of the cast and crew; inside 'On her majesty's secret service'; inside Q's lab; "Above it all" original 1969 featurette; ministry of propaganda (original trailers; TV spots & radio communications). 142 min. DVD 6769
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The Spy Who Loved Me(UK, 1977)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro. Roger Moore brings inimitable style to Agent 007 as he teams with beautiful Russian agent Anya Amasova to stop the megalomaniac Stromberg from unleashing a horrific scheme for world domination. 126 min.DVD 6791
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Thunderball (UK, 1965)
Directed by Terence Young. Cast: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi. Agent 007 goes above the call of duty and to the bottom of the ocean to track down a villainous criminal who's holding millions hostage and threatening to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust. 130 min. DVD 6787; DVD 5891 [single-disc version]
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Tomorrow Never Dies (UK / USA, 1997)
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench. Pierce Brosnan returns as Agent 007, stepping in to prevent World War III when a ruthless media tycoon tries to destabilise the world economy by orchestrating a deadly standoff between world superpowers. 119 min. DVD 6783
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A View to a Kill (UK / USA, 1985)
Directed by John Glen. Cast: Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Chistopher Walken. Roger Moore's Bond confronts Max Zorin, who has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market, even if he has to kill millions to do it. Before Bond can stop the madman, he must confront Zorin's beautiful and deadly companion May Day. 131 min. DVD 6789
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You Only Live Twice (UK, 1967)
Directed by Lewis Gilbert. Cast: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tetsuro Tamba, Mie Hama, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee, Donald Pleasence. When U.S. and Soviet manned spaceships are hijacked in Earth's orbit, Agent 007 must race to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers. His dangerous mission takes him to Japan, where he battles the evil SPECTRE organization and its diabolical leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Special features: Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda. 117 min. DVD 6780; DVD 5890 [single-disc version]
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The Blue Lamp(1950) DVD X1916

Champagne Charlie(1944) DVD 3671

The Cruel Sea(1953) DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124

Dead of Night(1945) DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124

Easy Virtue(2008)Co-production with Sony Picture Classics DVD X2297

Hue and Cry (1949) DVD X4490

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) DVD 425

It Always Rains on Sunday(1947) DVD 3671; DVD X1841

Imagine Me and You(2005, Ealing and others) DVD 3671; DVD 6143

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) DVD 8122

The Ladykillers DVD 8124

The Lavender Hill Mob(1951) DVD 8121

The Maggie DVD 3671

The Man in the White Suit(1951) DVD 8123

Next of Kin(1941) DVD X4489

Passport to Pimlico (1949) DVD 7399; vhs 999:3143

The Proud Valley(1940) DVD 7400

A Run for Your Money DVD 7400

The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) DVD 7402

Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island) (1949) DVD 3671; DVD 7401; 999:520

Hammer Films

Hammer Films

Bad Blonde (aka The Flanagan Boy) (1953)
Directed by Reginald Le Borg. Cast: Barbara Payton, Frederick Valk, John Slater, Sid James, Tony Wright. A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager who is promoting the young man's career. 81 min. DVD 6021
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Black Glove (aka Face the Music) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Eleanor Summerfield, John Saley, Paul Carpenter, Geoffrey Keen. A famed trumpet player is suspected of murdering a blues singer. Using only two minor clues, he narrows the suspects to four people, but only after surviving poison placed on the mouthpiece of his trumpet. 84 min. DVD 8360
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Brides of Dracula (UK, 1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Freda Jackson, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, David Peel. A young French girl, stranded enroute to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe, is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of a mysterious Baroness. 86 min. DVD 4450
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Cash on Demand (UK, 1961)
Directed by Quentin Lawrence. Cast: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell. A ruthless crook abducts the wife and child of a bank manager and then masquerades as an insurance company detective while scheming to rob the institution in this crime drama. Unfortunately, some of the manager's employees learn about the plot and the terrified manager must beg them to remain silent. Fortunately, the cops have been on the case all along. Based on a play by Jacques Gillies. 80min. DVD X3888
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Countess Dracula (UK, 1970)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. Cast: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham, Lesley-Anne Down, Patience Collier. Countess Dracula is a voracious vampire vixen who discovers that virgins' blood holds the secret to eternal youth. When her beloved stumbles onto her secret, things really affect her love life. 93 min. DVD X3719
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Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston, Alex Gallier, Michael Mulcaster. A young German nobleman has uncovered life's mystery and unleashed a chain of blood-curdling terrors that seem similar to the monstrous horrors of a generation earlier. Outraged, the local citizenry imprisons the nobleman and condemns him to death, hoping to blot from the earth his family's ignominious name. The townspeople now understand something their forebears did not--the young man's name is more than a name, it's the curse of Frankenstein. 83 min. DVD 6483; 999:1003
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Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (UK, 1964)
Director, Michael Carreras. Cast: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland, George Pastell, Jack Dwillim, John Paul. The tomb of Egyptian prince Ra is found and shipped to America, where someone is trying to raise him from the dead. 81 min. DVD X4855
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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller. A young man is unable to deny the dark forces within himself as he becomes an uncontrollable, seemingly unstoppable killer when the moon is full. 91 min. DVD 4450
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Dracula and His Vampire Brides (aka The Satanic Rites of Dracula) (UK, 1973)
Directed by Alan Gibson. Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, William Franklyn, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Richard Vernon. In London in the 1970's, Scotland Yard Police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsi (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. 90 min.DVD X2748
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Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (UK, 1972)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. In foggy Victorian London, Dr. Jekyll experiments with an elixir of life which transforms him into the beautiful, but murderous, Sister Hyde. His lethal, sultry twin stalks Whitechapel to provide victims to continue his blood-stained research. 93 min. 999:1527
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Hutchings, Peter. "Authorship and British Cinema: The Case of Roy Ward Baker." In: British cinema, past and present / edited by Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B695 2000)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper. When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young neice his bride. 92 min.DVD 6490
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The Evil of Frankenstein (UK, 1964)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Eles. Baron von Frankenstein attempts to resurrect his original monster but he needs the help of Zoltán, a mystical hypnotist, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltán secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and punish the chief of police, which leads to a violent confrontation between the Baron and the townspeople. 87 min. DVD 4450
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Fear in the Night (UK, 1972)
Directed by Jimmy Sangster. Cast: Judy Geeson, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing, James Cossins, Gillian Lind. A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her new teacher-husband to a remote country boarding school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man - and nobody believes her. 94 min. DVD 2170
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Four Sided Triangle (UK, 1956)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Barbara Payton, James Hayter, Stephen Murray, John Van Eyssen. Graduate students Robin Grant and Bill Leggat have both loved Lena since childhood. When Lena finally chooses Robin, Bill is devastated. He channels his frustration into developing a cloning device that duplicates matter, and uses it to create a "new Lena" for himself. 81 min. DVD 6489
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Shail, Robert. "Terence Fisher and British science fiction cinema." Science Fiction Film & Television, 2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p77-90, 14p UC users only

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley. Frankenstein wields his scalpel on the cutting edge of medical research, experimenting with brain transplants. Alas, the procedure is imperfect and a new pitiable terror now stalks an unsuspecting world. 101 min. DVD 6489
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The Gambler and the Lady (1952)
Directed by Patrick Jenkins. Cast: Dane Clark, Naomi Chance, Meredith Edwards, Thomas Gallagher, Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Forwood. A greedy but successful professional gambler wants to join the British Establishment when he falls in love with a blue-blooded lady. But first he must mend his ways and then dump his nightclub singer girl friend. She's not so easy to get rid of, and neither is his past. 72 min. DVD 6021
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The Glass Tomb (aka The Glass Cage) (UK, 1955)
Directed by Montgomery Tully. Cast: John Ireland, Honor Blackman, Geoffrey Keen, Eric Pohlman, Sidney James. A circus barker stages a sensational new act, the world's longest fast undertaken by "Sapolio", on view in a glass cage. But this act also results in several murders, a kidnapping, and a poisoning. 59 min. DVD 8346
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The Gorgon (UK, 1964)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Richard Pasco, Michael Goodliffe, Barbara Shelley. In middle-Europe, villagers are literally becoming petrified. The authorities try to hush the matter up, but it becomes apparent that at the full moon, Medusa leaves her castle lair and anyone looking on her face is turned to stone. When this fate befalls a visitor, experts from the University of Leipzig arrive to get to the bottom of it all. 59 min. DVD X4855
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Heat Wave (aka The House Across the Lake) (1954)
Directed by Ken Hughes. Cast: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Susan Stephen, Sid James, Alan Wheatley, Paul Carpenter. An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband. 68 min. DVD 6021
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Horror of Dracula (1958)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. Dracula, a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal blood-crazed half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London and to a savage fate. In the decadent nightlife he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant scientist, who becomes Dracula's implacable foe in a bat-and-mouse game of blood-red Gothic gore. 81 min. DVD 6482; vhs 999:994
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Kiss of the Vampire (UK, 1962)
Directed by Don Sharp. Cast: Clifford Evans, Noel Willman, Edward de Souza, Jennifer Daniel, Barry Warren. Lost on the way to their honeymoon, a young couple stumbles upon a mysterious family of vampires and their unspeakably evil leader. 88 min. DVD 4450
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Man Bait (aka The Last Page) (1952)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley, Diana Dors. The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in his entanglement in blackmail and murder. 84 min. DVD 6021
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Maniac (UK, 1960)
Directed by Cyril Frankel. Cast: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell. An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane. 81 min. DVD X3888
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The Mummy (UK, 1959)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux. Feliz Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Eddie Byrne, George Postel. RThree British archeologists discover the grave of an important Egyptian female priest who has died about four millenia ago. But when they open it an evil curse falls on them for having woken up the mighty guard of the grave who was buried with the priest. 88 min. DVD 6484
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Murder by Proxy (aka Blackout) (1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Dane Clark, Belinda Lee, Betty Ann Davies, Eleanor Summerfield, Andrew Osborn. An American drifter in London meets a stunning blonde while on a bender at a bar. The girl tricks him into marrying her while he is in a drunken stupor. When he wakes up he finds 500 pounds in his pocket and discovers he is involved in a murder and an inheritance scam. 87 min. DVD 6021
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The Nanny (UK, 1965)
Directed by Seth Holt. Cast: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers, William Dix, Pamela Franklin. Blamed for the drowning death of his little sister, ten-year-old Joey Fane has finally returned home after being institutionalized for two years. Placed once again under the care of his devoted nanny, Joey is soon accused of trying to poison his own mother. But when he swears it was the nanny who committed the crimes, his tormented pleas lead some to wonder: is Joey the disturbed killer everyone thinks he is, or is this dear old nanny hiding some murderous secrets? Based on a novel by Marryam Modell. Special features: Restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; TV spots; interactive pressbook gallery; poster gallery; lobby card gallery; still gallery. 81 min. DVD X2420
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Never Take Candy From a Stranger (UK, 1960)
Directed by Michael Carreras. Cast: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis. A small town is terrorized by an elderly child molester. 81 min. DVD X3888
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Night Creatures (UK, 1962)
Directed by Peter Graham Scott. Cast: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper. The Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in a small 18th century seaside town, so they send Captain Collier and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the issue. The Captan suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious. 82 min. DVD 4450
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Nightmare (UK, 1953)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce. As a child Janet saw her insane mother murder her father, and now as a young woman, Janet's convinced she'll also go insane. She and her teacher go to the home of her guardian for help, but at his home her fears come to life. Are her problems in her head, or is there a sinister force at work? 83 min. DVD 4450
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One Million Years B.C. (Hammer Films, 1967)
Directed by Don Chaffey. Cast: John Richardson, Raquel Welch. A prehistoric man, banished from the Rock People tribe, finds a friend in a tribeswomen from the Shell People tribe. They decide to face the world together cut off from all tribal support in a deadly world of dinosaurs and earthshattering volcanic eruptions. This film's pioneering special effects have made it a classic. 91 min. DVD X1078; vhs 999:1707
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Paranoic (UK, 1963)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Alexander Davion. Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his mother in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, son of the attorney for the family estate, who has been dipping into the family trust fund. 80 min. DVD 4450
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The Phantom of the Opera (UK, 1962)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Thorley Walters. A madman called the Phantom terrorizes an opera house. When a singer named Christine is contacted by the specter, her producer tracks him to his underground lair and finds he is a brilliant but disfigured composer demanding revenge. Christine is the Phantom's only weakness and he pays the ultimate price to keep his love for her. 85 min. DVD 4450
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Race for Life (aka Mask of Dust) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Richard Conte, Mari Aldon, George Coulouris, Peter Illing, Alec Mango. An idol of auto-racing fans attempts a comeback after serving in the Air Force. When his former rival lies dying in the hospital, he must decide whether to continue in the Grand Prix or make peace with his adversary. 65 min. DVD 8361
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Scotland Yard Inspector (aka Lady in the Fog)(UK, 1952)
Directed by Sam Newfield. Cast: Cesar Romero, Lois Maxwell, Bernadette O'Farrell, Geoffrey Keen. Cesar Romero stars in this Hammer mystery as a Yank newspaperman in London who sets out to solve a murder, American style when an English woman asks him to help find her brother's killer. Adapted from the popular B.B.C. serial by Lester Powell. 73 min. DVD X919
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Scream of Fear (aka Taste of Fear) (UK, 1961)
Directed by Seth Holt. Cast: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee. After narrowly surviving an accident in which she nearly drowned, Penny is left wheelchair bound. She returns home to live with her widowed step-mother Jane on the French Riviera. She begins to question her sanity after several times seeing her father's corpse around the house and its grounds. She enlists the help of the friendly chauffeur. 81 min. DVD X4855
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The Snokel (UK, 1958)
Directed by Guy Green. Cast: Peter Cushing, Andre Morell. "Paul Decker murders his wife in her Italian villa by drugging her milk and asphyxiating her by gas. He cleverly locks the bedroom from the inside and hides inside a trapdoor in the floor until after the body is discovered by servants. He uses a scuba snorkel connected to tubes on the outside to breathe during the ordeal. Decker's stepdaughter Candy suspects him immediately, especially since no suicide note was found. She also is convinced that he murdered her father years before, but her accusations fall on deaf ears. The ruthless Decker even poisons the family spaniel when the pet takes too great an interest in the mask and realizes he will ultimately have to get rid of Candy too." [IMDB] 90 min. DVD X3888
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Stolen Face (1952)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Paul Henreid, Lizabeth Scott, Mary Mackenzie, Andre Morell, John Wood. A plastic surgeon has a brief fling with a concert pianist, who leaves him to return to her previous boyfriend. He finds a horribly scared patient and fashions her face into the image of his former lover and enters into a marriage that is disappointing. 72 min. DVD 6021
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Stop Me Before I Kill (aka The Full Treatment) (UK, 1960)
Directed by Val Guest. Cast: Claude Dauphin, Diane Cilento, Ronald Lewis, Francoise Rosay. Race car driver Alan Colby survives a traumatic automobile accident with Denise, his beautiful Italian wife, but the other driver is unfortunately killed. His injuries are psychological as well as physical, and they go for a holiday on the Cote D'Azur before he returns to racing. He becomes obsessed by a compulsive urge to strangle Denise and dismember her body. While there they meet David Prade, a sophisticated and charming French psychiatrist, and Alan takes an immediate dislike to him. Denise believes he can help Alan and talks him into seeing Prade professionally in his London office. Alan reluctantly agrees to undergo Prade's "full treatment," which will regress him back to the time of the accident and get to the root of his obsession. Based on the novel by Ronald Scott Thorn 89 min. DVD X3888
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Taste the Blood of Dracula (UK, 1969)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. Cast: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden, Ralph Bates, Anthony Corlan, John Carson, Peter Sallis, Isla Blair, Martin Jarvis. Three community leaders out on a lark think they've done it all but of course, they haven't. They're duped into an adventure that transforms Dracula from moldering dust into blood-lusting flesh. 95 min. DVD 6491
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Spicer, Andrew. "Byronic Revival: Hammer's Dracula." In: Typical men : the representation of masculinity in popular British cinema / Andrew Spicer. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2001. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1090.7.G7 S65 2001)

Terror Street (aka 36 Hours) (UK, 1953)
Directed by Montgomery Tully. Cast: Elsy Albin, Ann Gudrun, Eric Polmann, Dan Duryea. U.S. Air Force pilot becomes the logical suspect after his wife is shot and killed. The thirty-six hours he has to clear himself are filled with twists and turns culminating in an exciting climax. 85 min. DVD 8345
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These are the Damned (aka The Damned) (1961; released 1963)
Directed by Joseph Losey. Cast: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Anne Field, Viveca Lindfors, Alexander Knox. "Legal and illegal criminality. An American tourist with a boat is robbed by a gang of teenager boys, assisted by the leader's sister. But soon afterward she jumps to the victim's boat to escape her brother's incestuous jealousy. The couple fly together and is hunted by the entire gang. Both happen to enter high-classified military territory. There might be a third and atomic world war, after which no ordinary man could survive. But now and then children are born who are "naturally" radio-active and have cold blood. They might survive in the post-war world and carry on mankind. They are fetched and brought to an underground construction where they are educated by TV. They are told that they are on a space ship moving toward the earth, which they should eventually colonize. This military project seems to be a failure because of a high mortality among the children. - The military soon finds the gang. The couple finds the children and tries to help them to escape. This situation will develop into psychological and other horror." [IMDB] Based on the novel, The children of light, by H.L. Lawrence. 95 min. DVD X3888; also DVD X5848
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Gardner, Colin. "From Mimicry to Mockery: Cold War Hybridity in Evan Jones' The Damned, Modesty Blaise, and Funeral in Berlin." Media History; Aug2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p177-191, 15p UC users only
Hodgens, R. M. "These Are the Damned." Film Quarterly Vol. 19, No. 1 (Autumn, 1965), p. 63 UC users only
Ward, James J. "Outlaw Motorcyclists They're Not: A Contrarian Reading of Joseph Losey's These Are the Damned (1961) and Sidney Furie's The Leather Boys (1964)." Journal of Popular Culture, Apr2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p381-407, 27p, UC users only

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Paul Massie, Christopher Lee, Dawn Addams, David Kossoff, Francis de Wolff. After years of unsuccessful scientific experimentation, attempting to reveal his subjects' hidden personalities, Dr. Henry Jekyll finally turns the testing on himself. The doctor succeeds in releasing his own alter ego, transforming himself into Edward Hyde, a handsome playboy whose charming exterior masks an insidious creature. 87 min. DVD X4855; vhs 999:2574
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Unholy Four (aka A Stranger Came Home) (UK, 1954)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Paulette Goddard, William Sylvester, Patrick Holt, Paul Carpenter. Someone knocked a man out and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife or two business partners, all sporting guilty faces after his unexpected return. Two more murders and a frame-up befall the quartet before an inspector closes the case. 80 min. DVD 8361
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The Vampire Lovers (UK, 1970)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Cast: Ingrid Pitt, George Cole, Kate O'Mara, Peter Cushing, Ferdy Mayne, Douglas Wilmer, Madeline Smith, Dawn Addams. The vampire lovers is the story of Carmilla, who travels the countryside looking for the best looking maidens that she can find to quench her thirst for blood. Adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu's story "Carmilla" by Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, and Michael Style. 91 min. DVD X3719
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Hutchings, Peter. "Authorship and British Cinema: The Case of Roy Ward Baker." In: British cinema, past and present / edited by Justine Ashby and Andrew Higson. London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2000. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.G7 B695 2000)
Wings of Danger (UK, 1952)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Zachary Scott, Robert Beatty, Kay Kendall, Naomi Chance, Arthur Lane. A former pilot suffering from blackouts discovers that a fellow flyer is supected of being mixed up with a web of smugglers. While searching for his missing buddy, he unwittingly becomes entangled in a morass of suspicion. 73 min. DVD 8345
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X: The Unknown (UK, 1952)
Director, Leslie Norman. Cast: Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo MacKern. British soldiers on maneuvers near a muddy marsh become ill with mysterious symptoms and horrific burns. Dr. Royston, an atomic scientist, suspects lethal radiation but is mystified by the cause. As this unknown force claims more victions, Dr. Royston becomes desperate to trap the force before its power overcomes mankind. 1952. 91 min. DVD X3158
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Directed by Paul Greengrass. Cast: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard Mcsorley, Kathy Keira Clarke. A dramatic recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. By the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day. 110 min. DVD 6469
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Aileen, Blaney. "Remembering Historical Trauma in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday." History & Memory, Fall2007, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p113-138, 26p UC users only
Fuller, Graham. "Over the Edge, Into the Abyss." Film Comment, Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p48, 5p UC users only
Greenlaw, Duncan. ""Until Justice Is Done": Authenticity And Memory in Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday and United 93." Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2-25, 24 UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

The Boxer (1993)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox, Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Kenneth Cranham. When Danny Flynn returns to his Belfast neighborhood after 14 years in prison, all he wants is to find peace, resume his career as a boxer and reclaim the love of the woman who has remained etched in his mind. As they slowly embrace the possibilities of renewed romance, they realize cultural taboos stand in the way and fighting for love could cost them their lives. 114 min. DVD X1077
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Breakfast on Pluto (2002)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson. As foster kid Patrick 'Kitten' Braden grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s. 129 min. DVD 5445
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Cal (1993)
Directed by Pat O'Connor. Cast: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh, Ray McAnally. Cal is 19, frightened and lonely with no stomach for the violence that surrounds him in this harrowing, sensitive love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland. 104 min. 999:2046
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The Commitments(1991)
Directed by Alan Parker. Cast: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Felim Gormley, Glen Hansard. Fueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North Side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild rollercoaster ride from the streets to superstardom!. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6054.O95 C66 1989) 117 min. DVD 2413
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Awards
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film; Best Direction
London Critics Circle Film Awards - British Director of the Year

Alleva, R. "Irish Soul" Commonweal, 10/25/91, Vol. 118 Issue 18, p614, 2p UC users only
Daly, Nicholas. "From Elvis to the Fugitive: Globalization and Recent Irish Cinema." European Journal of English Studies, Dec99, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p262, 13p UC users only
Kunz, Don. "Alan Parker's Adaptation of Roddy Doyle's "The Commitments."" Literature Film Quarterly, 2001, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p53, 5p UC users only
O'Toole, Fintan. "Working-class Dublin on Film." Cineaste, 1999, Vol. 24 Issue 2/3, p36, 4p UC users only
Pond, Steve. "Dublin's unlikeliest band." Rolling Stone, Sep 5 1991, Issue 612, p53-55, 3p

H3 (Ireland, 2001)
Directed by Les Blair. Cast: Brendan Mackey, Dean Lennox Kelly, Aidan Campbell, Tony Devlin, Kevin Elliot, Mark O'Halloran, Mark McCrory, Gerry Doherty, Dan Gordon. In Europe's most secure prison, 400 young men must make a choice between life or justice. Seamus Scullion is the man chosen to select the names of his fellow prisoners in the H3 prison block who are ultimately prepared to die for what they believe in. "Based on the true events of the 1981 Maze hunger strikes, H3 is set in the H-Blocks of the Maze Prison in the North of Ireland during the period, early January 1981 up to the death of Bobby Sands on May 1981." 87 min. DVD X6012
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Terry George and Jim Sheridan. The fact-based story of Gerry Conlon, a petty thief from Belfast. When he angers the IRA, his father sends him to England where, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, he is accused of a terrorist bombing and forced to confess. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison as members of the "Guildford Four". Behind bars, Gerry works for 15 years with the help of a dedicated lawyer, to clear their names. Based on the autobiographical book Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon. 185 min. DVD X1059
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Irish Cinema: Ourselves alone?
Produced and directed by Donald Taylor Black; editor, Maurice Healy. Donald Taylor Black presents a history of the Irish film industry, complete with film clips and interviews with directors, writers and producers. Video/C MM442

My Left Foot (Ireland / UK, 1989)
Directed by Jim Sheridan. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Ray McAnally, Brenda Fricker, Cyril Cusack, Fiona Shaw, Hugh O'Conor, Adrian Dunbar, Ruth McCabe, Alison Whelan. Based on Christy Brown's true life story, My Left Foot features Daniel Day-Lewis' Academy Award winning performance as a man who triumphs over impossible odds to achieve greatness. DVD Special features: "The real Christy Brown" featuring biographical details on Brown (5 min.) ; "An inspirational journey : the making of 'My left foot' " with commentaries on the pre-production process (11 min.); stills gallery; "My left foot" reviews from the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and the LA Weekly. 103 min. DVD 9204
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Brenda Fricker)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor; Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Actor

Hambleton, Georgina Louise. Christy Brown : the life that inspired My Left Foot Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2007. [MAIN: PR6052.R5894 Z66 2007]

Omagh (1989)
Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Gerard McSorley, Mich`elle Forbes, Brenda Fricker. Based on true events, this drama concerns one father's search for justice in the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. 106 min. DVD 6513
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Blaney, Aileen. "Visible victims and the politics of suffering in Omagh." European Journal of Cultural Studies, Nov2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p415-429, 15p UC users only
Brown, Matthew "Cities under Watch: Urban Northern Ireland in Film." Eire-Ireland, Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 45 Issue 1/2, p56-88, 33p UC users only
McIlroy, Brian. "Memory Work: Omagh and the Northern Irish Monumentary." In: Genre and cinema : Ireland and transnationalism / edited by Brian McIlroy. New York : Routledge, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G46 2007)
O'Hara, Marguerite. "Guide to a Conflict: Studying Omagh." Screen Education, Autumn2008, Issue 49, p100-111, 12p UC users only
Sutherland, Heather. "Embedded' actors as markers of authenticity: Acting the real in 'Troubles' docudramas." Studies in Documentary Film, 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p267-281, 15p UC users only

On the Edge: a Joyride Through Sex, Love and Other Activities (Ireland, 2000)
Directed by John Carney. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Jackson, Tom O'Suilleabhain, Marcella Plunkett. Jonathan, like many teenagers, is used to concealing the pain of growing up behind a witty sense of humor. It isn't until he falls in love that Jonathan begins to discover that life doesn't have to be so crazy after all. 85 min. DVD 4835
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Ireland, 1977)
Directed by Joseph Strick. Cast: Bosco Hogan, T.P. McKenna, John Gielgud. Young Stephen Dedalus, an Irish poet-scholar, awakens to his talents as a writer while he wrestles with the oppressive fetters of authority imposed by family, government and the Church. Through his struggles, Dedalus is able to find his own voice and eventually chooses a self-imposed exile from Ireland to pursue his art. Based on the novel by James Joyce. 92 min. DVD 311; vhs Video/C 1439
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Some Mother's Son(Ireland / USA, 1996)
Directed by Terry George. Cast: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanaghan, Aidan Gillen. Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a Britain prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of the war. 112 min. DVD X6942; vhs 999:3118
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Alleva, Richard. "Character amid chaos" Commonweal, 02/14/97, Vol. 124 Issue 3, p16, 2p UC users only
Blake, Richard A. "Sons and Mothers.." America, 2/15/1997, Vol. 176 Issue 5, p26-28, 3p UC users only
Carlsten, Jennie. "Mourning and Solidarity: The Commemorative Models of Some Mother's Son and H3." In: Genre and cinema : Ireland and transnationalism / edited by Brian McIlroy. New York : Routledge, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I85 G46 2007)
Crowdus, Gary; Leary, O'Mara. "The `troubles' he's seen in Northern Ireland: An interview." Cineaste, Jul97, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p24, 6p UC users only
Hill, John. "Some Mother's Son." (cover story) Cineaste, Jul97, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p44, 2p UC users only
Kauffmann, Stanley. "On films: the troubles." New Republic, Dec 30 1996, Vol. 215, p26-27, 2p UC users only
Kline, T. Jefferson. "Some Mother's Son." Psychoanalytic Review, 1997, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p952-955, 4p

Ulysses (Ireland, 1967)
Directed by Joseph Strick. Cast: Milo O'Shea, Barbara Jefford, Maurice Roeves, T. P. McKenna, Anna Manahan. This film depicts a day in the life of Leopold Bloom, whose odyssey through the streets of turn-of-the-century Dublin leads him through trials that parallel those of Ulysses on his epic journey home. Based on the novel by James Joyce. 124 min. DVD 311; vhs Video/C 1440
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ireland / UK / Germany / Italy / Spain / France, 2006)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh ; production designer, Fergus Clegg. Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom in Ireland in 1920. As the Irish freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test. 127 min. DVD 8399
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Palm d'Or

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