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Projecting Empire Imperialism and Popular Cinema

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ISBN-10: 1845119401

ISBN-13: 9781845119409

Edition: 2009

Authors: James Chapman, Nicholas J. Cull

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Popular cinema is saturated with images and narratives of empire. With 'Projecting Empire', Chapman and Cull have written the first major study of imperialism and cinema for over thirty years. This welcome text maps the history of empire cinema in both Hollywood and Britain through a serious of case studies of popular films including biopics, adventures, literary adaptations, melodramas, comedies and documentaries, from the 1930s and 'The Four Feathers' to the present, with Indiana Jones and 'Three Kings'. The authors consider industry-wide trends and place the films in their wider cultural and historical contexts. Using primary sources that include private papers, they look at the presence…    
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

James Chapman (born 1955) is an American novelist and publisher. He was raised in Bakersfield, California, has lived in New York City since 1978, and is the author of eight novels to date. His work combines experimental technique with a direct emotionality, often dealing with the anguish inherent in human communication. Excerpted in many print and online magazines, his work has won a Notable Stories in StorySouth's Million Writers Award, and been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
General Editor's Introduction
Imperialism and Popular Cinema: A Survey
Technicolor Empire: The Four Feathers (1939)
America's Kipling: Gunga Din (1939)
The British Empire at War: Burma Victory (1945)
Facing the Stampede of Decolonization: Elephant Walk (1954)
The Watershed: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Pursuing Respect: The Naked Prey (1965)
Camping Up the Empire: Follow That Camel (1967), Carry On Up the Khyber (1968) and Carry On Up the Jungle (1970)
The Imperial Trap: The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
Calling Dr Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The Raj Revival: Gandhi (1982)
Imperial Adventure Redux: Three Kings (1999)