Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems

Offbeat British Cinema s Curiosities Obscurities and Forgotten Gems Critics may sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so called cult films but there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of atte

  • Title: Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
  • Author: Julian Upton
  • ISBN: 9781900486835
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Critics may sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so called cult films , but there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention And there could be no finer guide to these uncharted domains than OFFBEAT This is the book for the intrepid cinema lover A passionate, irreverent and informativCritics may sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so called cult films , but there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention And there could be no finer guide to these uncharted domains than OFFBEAT This is the book for the intrepid cinema lover A passionate, irreverent and informative exploration of British cinema s secret history, from the buoyant leap in film production in the late fifties to the dying embers of popular domestic cinema in the early eighties So, move over Peeping Tom, Get Carter and The Wicker Man it s time to make way for The Mark, Unearthly Stranger, The Strange Affair, The Squeeze, Sitting Target, Quest for Love, and a host of forgotten gems OFFBEAT features in depth reviews of than 100 films, plus interviews and eye opening essays that together tell the wider story of film in Britain, its neglected cinematic trends and its unsung heroes The last great British B movies Anti swinging London films Sexploitation The British rock n roll movie CIA funded cartoons Madness in British film The Children s Film Foundation The short as supporting feature The forgotten journeymen Non horror Hammer, and

    One thought on “Offbeat: British Cinema's Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems”

    1. Wonderful book reviewing cult and obscure British movies. Some I have seen , others only heard about , but always entertaing to read and very informative too .

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