25 June 2015
The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s
Film Studies lecturer Dr Lawrence Napper's new book is published
The Great War in Popular British Cinema of the 1920s is a new book by Film Studies Lecturer Dr Lawrence Napper.
The book discusses British cinema's representation of the Great War during the 1920s in both battle reconstruction films and in popular romances.
It argues that popular cinematic representations of the war offered surviving audiences a language through which to interpret their recent experience, and traces the ways in which those interpretations changed during the decade.
To read an extract from the book covering the 1927 film The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands, which was restored and released by the BFI last year, visit the Silent London website.
The book is available to buy now on Palgrave.