- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-7190-9139-1
- Pages: 920
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Price: £25.00
- Published Date: February 2014
- BIC Category: PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, The arts / Film theory & criticism, Film and Media, Film history, theory & criticism
With well over 6,300 articles, including over 500 new entries, this fourth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is a fully updated invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies and this fourth edition will be an essential work of reference for enthusiasts interested in the history of British cinema, and for universities and libraries.
'A massive achievement.'
'Superbly done - comprehensive, eclectic and compulsively readable ... a delight to browse as well as an indispensable tool.'
Sight & Sound
'A fantastic achievement.'
Professor Charles Barr
'The Encyclopedia is astonishing - I learn things from it every time I open it.'
Brian McFarlane is Adjunct Professor at the Swinburne Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
Anthony Slide is an independent film scholar. He is the author of 75 books and the editor of 150 more
Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Some Title Changes