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"Get Carter" By Steve Chibnall

"Get Carter" by Steve Chibnall

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Summary

Released in 1971, "Get Carter" fell out of fashion until the cultural changes of the 1990s gave a new currency to its pessimistic vision of a doomed male within a decaying social order. Steve Chibnall places the film in its social context, describes its making and discusses its characteristics.

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"Get Carter" by Steve Chibnall

"Get Carter" is now widely acknowledged as the finest British gangster film of all time. Released in 1971, the film fell out of fashion until the cultural changes of the 1990s gave a new currency to its pessimistic vision of a doomed male within a decaying social order. Before its re-release in 1999, Mike Hodges' fusion of the crime genre with social realism received surprisingly little critical attention. Steve Chibnall's book now gives "Get Carter" the consideration it demands. With the co-operation of Hodges and access to rare documents, including an early draft of the script, Chibnall places the film in its social context, describes its making, discusses its characteristics, scene by scene, and charts its changing status since the 1970s.

"Get Carter" Reviews

'Chibnall's account and analysis of the film's history is well due... his evocation of the time and his detailed research do both himself and the film proud... this book is an undoubted gem, insightful and thorough. Chibnall's Get Carter is a fascinating celebration of a vital, iconic British movie. A readable, inclusive tone is quickly established...' -Graeme Cole, Kamera Magazine 'A model of the genre... Chibnall brilliantly sketches the atmosphere of corruption and decadence that succeeded the burning out of the Sixties in Britain. He also provides an illuminating summary of the John Poulton/ T. Dan Smith scandal and an account of the lucrative trade in obscene publications- two elements crucial to Mike Hodges's movie.' -Chris Wood, The Times

About Steve Chibnall

Steve Chibnall is leader of the Film Studies Pathway and coordinator of the British Cinema and Television Research Group, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Table of Contents

Illustrations /vi Acknowledgements /vii Foreword by Mike Hodges /viii Film Credits 1 1 Carter in Context 3 2 From London Luxury to Terminal Beach 48 3 Death and Resurrection 90 Appendix: Scene Breakdown and Shooting Schedule 117 Notes 127 Select Bibliography 136

Additional information

GOR003472439
9781860649103
1860649106
"Get Carter" by Steve Chibnall
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-04-25
144
N/A
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