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British films of the 1970s$
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Paul Newland

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082252

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.001.0001

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In memoriam: the past in the present/the present in the past

In memoriam: the past in the present/the present in the past

(p.135) 5 In memoriam: the past in the present/the present in the past
British films of the 1970s

Paul Newland

Manchester University Press

This chapter examines the ways in which narratives drawn from British history are represented across a range of films of the period. Paying particular attention to the films Cromwell and Winstanley (set during the English Interregnum), the chapter explores how far the past comes to inform the present in 1970s British films. It is also argued that these films allow for contemporary political tensions to be worked through in the British past. Attention is paid to the types of historical stories being told in these films, and to the ideological implications of these stories. Attention is also paid to the formal qualities of these films - the ways in which they choose to tell their stories.

Keywords:   Cromwell, Winstanley, Interregnum, Oliver Cromwell, Gerrard Winstanley, Biopics

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