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Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Wales and Cinema - The First Hundred Years
David Berry
ISBN: 9780708313701 (0708313701)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Tachwedd 1996
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
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The first full history of the cinema in Wales which provides an invaluable reference work and a substantial contribution to cinema history. Black-and-white photographs. First edition published in hardback in 1994.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
WALES AND CINEMA:
The First Hundred Years
Dave Berry
pp xii567 inc 100 b/w ills. 1996 paperback ISBN 0-7083-1370-1
`A definitive study, exhaustively researched, and written with a true passion for its subject.' (Film Review)
'Wales and Cinema is a compendium that's been diligently researched by an author who has a genuine interest and affection for his subject . . . This book acknowledges the many film makers who have been ignored for too long and will hopefully open up Welsh film analysis, providing a pivotal reference source for further studies.' (Planet)
'The book will form the basis for all future research into the field, not least by the author himself whose enthusiasm and scholarship are boundless.' (Books in Wales)
'A must for all film buffs and a generally entertaining read for anyone seriously interested in the industry.' (South Wales Argus)
'This magisterial and impressively detailed book is clearly a labour of love . . . The mass of material is handles with great skill, and prove a fascinating insight into the changing vision of Wales.' (Welsh Historian)
‘ . . . magnificent . . . ’ (Western Mail)
‘ . . . a must for any serious film lover . . . Whether it’s a reference book you need, or simply a good read about movies connected with Wales, then this is the book for you.’
(Rhondda Leader)
First published in hardback to critical acclaim, this book follows the story of film in Wales from the Edison `peepshows' seen in Cardiff in 1894 to the latest productions of Welsh-language film-makers.
Wales and Cinema charts the colourful rise of the travelling picture showmen and the pioneers who screened their work on the fairground and in the music-hall at the turn of the century. Chapters focus on the romantic silent melodramas made when Wales was `discovered' by Hollywood, and on the career and influence of Ivor Novello who starred for D. W. Griffith. The book celebrates the rise of the cinema itself in Wales, the coming of sound and the boom years of the twenties and thirties. There is a detailed analysis of the working-class mining films of the 1930s and 1940s and of the influence of such films as How Green Was My Valley, The Citadel and Proud Valley on twentieth-century perceptions of Wales and the Welsh. The careers of major actors, including Baker, Burton and Hopkins are placed firmly in a Welsh context. Finally, the author examines the impact of S4C, the Welsh Fourth Channel, in rejuvenating film-making in Wales and discusses the work of a new wave of talented directors.
A filmography of major Welsh actors and directors, and a comprehensive appendix of around 400 films make this book an invaluable reference work and a substantial contribution to cinema history.
Author: Freelance journalist and film critic and writer. Born in Farnworth, Lancashire, he moved to Wales in 1974 and was film critic for the Cardiff-based evening paper the South Wales Echo from 1978 to 1994. He wrote and devised the 1986 HTV film history series The Dream That Kicks and he is consultant to the Wales Film and TV Archive, and Wales Film Council research officer. He is the co-editor with Simon Horrocks of David Lloyd George The Movie Mystery.
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