British Crime Cinema
Edited by Steve Chibnall, Robert Murphy
Routledge – 1999 – 264 pages
Series: British Popular Cinema
This is the first substantial study of British cinema's most neglected genre. Bringing together original work from some of the leading writers on British popular film, this book includes interviews with key directors Mike Hodges (Get Carter) and Donald Cammel (Performance). It discusses an abundance of films including:
* acclaimed recent crime films such as Shallow Grave, Shopping, and Face.
* early classics like They Made Me A Fugitive
* acknowledged classics such as Brighton Rock and The Long Good Friday
* 50s seminal works including The Lavender Hill Mob and The Ladykillers.
'An all-encompassing study, there is much of interest to digest here.' - Film Review
'British Science Fiction Cinema British Crime Cinema The two books may be aimed more at students than buffs, but anyone who picks them up will find plenty of food for thought.' - Independent
Steve Chibnall is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at de Montfort University, Leicester. Robert Murphy is senior Research Fellow at de Montfort University.