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The British monarchy on screen

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Moving images of the British monarchy are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 American drama, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. And from 1896, actual British monarchs appeared in the new 'animated photography', led by Queen Victoria. Half a century later the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II was a milestone in the adoption of television, watched by 20 million Britons and 100 million North Americans. At the century's end, Princess Diana's funeral was viewed by 2.5 billion worldwide. In the first book length examination of film and television representations of this enduring institution, distinguished scholars of media and political history analyze the screen representations of royalty from Henry VIII to 'William and Kate'. Seventeen essays by Ian Christie, Elisabeth Bronfen, Andrew Higson, Karen Lury, Glynn Davies, Jane Landman and other international commentators examine the portrayal of royalty in the 'actuality' picture, the early extended feature, amateur cinema, the movie melodrama, the Commonwealth documentary, New Queer Cinema, TV current affairs, the big screen ceremonial and the post-historical boxed set. A long overdue contribution to film and television studies, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of British media and political history.
The illustrated hardback cover has light shelfwear. The binding is sound and the pages unmarked. 
First published 2016.

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Author(s):
Merck, Mandy (editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x156x38
EAN-13:
9780719099564
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719099564
ISBN-13:
9780719099564
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
415
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The British monarchy on screen

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Moving images of the British monarchy are almost as old as the moving image itself, dating back to an 1895 American drama, The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots. And from 1896, actual British monarchs appeared in the new 'animated photography', led by Queen Victoria. Half a century later the 1953 coronation of Elizabeth II was a milestone in the adoption of television, watched by 20 million Britons and 100 million North Americans. At the century's end, Princess Diana's funeral was viewed by 2.5 billion worldwide. In the first book length examination of film and television representations of this enduring institution, distinguished scholars of media and political history analyze the screen representations of royalty from Henry VIII to 'William and Kate'. Seventeen essays by Ian Christie, Elisabeth Bronfen, Andrew Higson, Karen Lury, Glynn Davies, Jane Landman and other international commentators examine the portrayal of royalty in the 'actuality' picture, the early extended feature, amateur cinema, the movie melodrama, the Commonwealth documentary, New Queer Cinema, TV current affairs, the big screen ceremonial and the post-historical boxed set. A long overdue contribution to film and television studies, this book will be essential reading for scholars and students of British media and political history.
The illustrated hardback cover has light shelfwear. The binding is sound and the pages unmarked. 
First published 2016.

Author(s):
Merck, Mandy (editor)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x156x38
EAN-13:
9780719099564
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719099564
ISBN-13:
9780719099564
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
415
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The British monarchy on screen

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