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The British Film Institute, the Government and Film Culture, 1933-2000


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Editors' Introduction 1. Foundation and early years - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 2. Post-War Renaissance - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 3. 'Je t'aime - moi non plus': Ernest Lindgren and Henri Langlois - Christophe Dupin 4. The BFI and Film Exhibition, 1933-70 - Christophe Dupin 5. The Vanguard of film Appreciation: the Film Society movement and film Culture, 1945-65 - Richard MacDonald 6. From the 1964 Labour government to the 1970 BFI Crisis - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 7. The view from the regions - Melanie Selfe 8. Paddy Whannel and BFI Education - Terry Bolas 9. The 1970s - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 10. The Smith years - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 11. The BFI and film production: half a century of innovative independent film-making - Christophe Dupin 12. The BFI and television - Richard Paterson 13. The Sight and Sound story - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 14. A public showcase for the BFI: the Museum of the Moving Image - Lorraine Blakemore 15. Towards the Millennium - Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 16. Epilogue Bibliography Index

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Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of History, Queen Mary, University of London Christophe Dupin; Senior Administrator, International Federation of Film Archives in Brussels


The book is wide ranging in scope, covering not only the BFI, but 75 years of British cultural life, including film societies, the film archive movement and the Museum of the Moving Image." "This volume will be a treasure trove for anyone interested in film and the workings of cultural institutions, or more generally in 20th century British film history. -- .

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