The Encyclopedia of British Film

Fourth edition

Edited by Brian McFarlane

The Encyclopedia of British Film


  • eBook

Book Information

  • 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.'
The Observer

'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.'
Kevin Brownlow


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
Entries A-Z
Some Title Changes
Select Bibliography

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