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A pivotal time in British cinema
on 25 October 2015
Those of us who were there at the time will recognise this book as both an entertaining and a perceptive account of one of the most profound shifts in popular modern culture. The late Fifties and the early Sixties saw British cinema change from being a pale shadow of Hollywood, into a tough and gritty depiction of real life and real people, and perhaps astonishingly this was accompanied by enormous commercial success.
Also astonishingly, this change was down to a small number of largely working-class actors, guided by an equally small number of talented directors. Sellers brings this vivid era to life, placing the main players neatly within their time and drawing character sketches that will enthral all ageing film fans.