The British Labour Movement and Film, 1918-1939

1st Edition

Stephen G. Jones

Routledge
November 27, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 260 Pages
ISBN 9781138327191 - CAT# K392488
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Labour Movement

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Summary

First published in 1987. Using a wealth of primary sources, Stephen Jones investigates the role played in cinema affairs by the Labour Movement, stressing the important contributions made by the Labour Party, Communist Party and trade unions in the production and presentation of film. He gives us a rare and important insight into the British film industry, examining the cinema in its wider economic, political and cultural context. He explores the ideological influence of film, the nature of film work, state intervention and Sunday entertainment, as reflected in the policies and attitudes of organized labour. Also discussed are the growth and impact of independent working class film organization.

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