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Tom Ryall

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064524

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Anthony Asquith
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Tom Ryall

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0009

This chapter provides an account of the films of Anthony Asquith, and draws attention to the varied body of work with which he is associated. His works have been positioned in relation to the various directions taken by the British film during the period of his career, and he is regarded as one of the most underrated film directors in British film history. Although not ignored by scholars and critics, Asquith's work has certainly not had anything like the attention enjoyed by his most distinguished contemporary, Alfred Hitchcock, and neither has it had the consideration devoted to figures such as Michael Powell and David Lean. The selection represents a diverse career in which art cinema, middlebrow culture, and popular art are reflected, although the films chosen are not intended to indicate any particular ranking in Asquith's career as a whole.

Keywords:   Anthony Asquith, film director, British film industry, art cinema, Alfred Hitchcock, middlebrow

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