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Wales and Cinema: The First Hundred Years [Hardcover]

David Berry
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17 Nov 1994
This work offers a comprehensive account of how film-making and film exhibition developed in the coalfield and the rest of Wales. The author also analyzes the output of directors working in film and television in the recent decades. The launch of a Welsh language television channel in 1982, films such as Hedd Wyn (nominated for an Oscar) build upon the legacy of the film industry in Wales, as discussed in the text. The rise of the travelling cinema showmen of Wales is discussed along with the picture palaces of the tens and twenties and the impact of cinema in wartime. A detailed filmography of more than 300 movies made for cinema is provided, together with lists of milestones and credits for most of the film-makers and actors.

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  • Hardcover: 579 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press (17 Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070831256X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0708312568
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 21 x 5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,399,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was a delight to read, it included all the information about the film industry in Wales and how it all began. It gave a marvelous recollection of the mining industry and how Welsh films developed from the mines and the strong mining community. This book looks at Films in Wales over a hundred years so we learn about the recent films like Hedd Wyn and why they were created in that way. This book is must on any bookshelf so that we remember the origins of our recent films and how the box office hits evolved from low budget masterpieces.
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