French director Francois Truffaut once remarked that there was “a certain incompatibility between the terms ‘cinema’ and ‘Britain'”.  The British film industry has been through many ups and downs.  While production boomed after World War II and in the 60s, it struggled to survive the 70s. This course will give an overview of the factors which shaped British cinema, explore how society’s concerns have been reflected over the decades, and consider the future of the industry post-Brexit.

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