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John Mills and British cinema [electronic resource] : masculinity, identity and nation / Gill Plain.

By: Plain, Gill.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0748626611 (electronic bk.); 9780748626618 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mills, John, 1908-2005 | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain | Motion pictures -- Great Britain -- History and criticism | Nationalism in motion pictures | World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war | Masculinity in motion pictures | PERFORMING ARTS -- Acting & AuditioningGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: John Mills and British cinema.DDC classification: 791.43028092 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: A study of masculinity, national identity and the screen persona of the actor John Mills. This work questions how it was possible for an actor to embody national identity. It explores the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, and offers a perspective on 40 years of cinema and social change.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-248) and index.

Includes filmography.

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A study of masculinity, national identity and the screen persona of the actor John Mills. This work questions how it was possible for an actor to embody national identity. It explores the cultural contexts in which Mills and the nation became synonymous, and offers a perspective on 40 years of cinema and social change.

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