John Mills and British Cinema

John Mills and British Cinema

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A study of masculinity, national identity and the screen persona of the actor John Mills. This work questions how it was possible for an actor to embody national identity. It explores the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, and offers a perspective on 40 years of cinema and social change.Gin a€“ a#39;mothera#39;s ruina#39; and the archetypal drink of the slatternly woman a€“ is a symbol of Ansona#39;s feminisation. ... Not only was the scene in which the actors make love amongst the sand-dunes deemed too risky, it was also, as I suggested earlier, seen as a radical ... The scene as it appears in the film, however, is substantially different even from the cinema trailer, examination of which is instructive in terms ofanbsp;...

Title:John Mills and British Cinema
Author:Gill Plain
Publisher: - 2006


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