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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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Rural rides: the countryside and modernity

Rural rides: the countryside and modernity

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(p.151) 6 Rural rides: the countryside and modernity
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British films of the 1970s
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Paul Newland

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082252.003.0007

This chapter examines the ways in which British films of the 1970s represent rural communities. Two films, Akenfield and Requiem for a Village, are analysed in detail in order to understand how they depict the changes underway in rural villages in Suffolk. Particular attention is paid to how far Britain as a nation in the 1970s is often depicted being torn between tradition and modernity, and how modernist aesthetics are often employed in order to do this. The chapter also explores how far aspects of Englishness often remain located in a mythical idea of the traditional countryside.

Keywords:   Akenfield, Requiem for a Village, Rural films, English Countryside, English Landscape, Suffolk

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