British Rural Landscapes on Film

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Type Edited book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)978-0719091575, 0719091578
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2016
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British rural landscapes on film offers insights into how rural areas in Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era, through both world wars, and on into the twenty-first century. It is the first book to exclusively deal with representations of the British countryside on film. The contributors demonstrate that the countryside has provided Britain (and its constituent nations and regions) with a dense range of spaces in which cultural identities have been (and continue to be) worked through. British rural landscapes on film demonstrates that British cinema provides numerous examples of how national identity and the identity of the countryside have been partly constructed through filmic representation, and how British rural films can allow us to further understand the relationship between the cultural identities of specific areas of Britain and the landscapes they inhabit.


  • rural areas, Cinema, Landscape