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Author Bell, Melanie, author.

Title Movie workers : the women who made British cinema / Melanie Bell.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 272 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Women and film history international
Women and film history international.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-257) and index.
Summary "After the advent of sound, women in the British film industry formed an essential corps of below-the-line workers, laboring in positions from animation artist to negative cutter to costume designer. Melanie Bell maps the work of these women decade-by-decade, examining their far-ranging economic and creative contributions against the backdrop of the discrimination that constrained their careers. Her use of oral histories and trade union records presents a vivid counter-narrative to film history, one that focuses not only on women in a male-dominated business, but on the innumerable types of physical and emotional labor required to make a motion picture. Bell's feminist analysis looks at women's jobs in film at important historical junctures while situating the work in the context of changing expectations around women and gender roles. Illuminating and astute, this book is a first-of-its-kind examination of the unsung women whose invisible work brought British filmmaking to the screen"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 09, 2021).
Contents Women's work in film production : concepts, materials, and methods -- Organizing work : gender and the film trade union -- The 1930s : modernizing production -- The 1940s : wartime opportunities -- The 1950s : rebuilding Britain -- The 1960s : the new pioneers -- The 1970s and 1980s : working with feminism -- Legacies and new beginnings.
Subject Motion picture industry -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures and women -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain.
Motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst01027150
Motion pictures and women. (OCoLC)fst01027425
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Women -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst01176715
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Other Form: Print version: Bell, Melanie. Movie workers Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2021. 9780252043871 (DLC) 2020053100
ISBN 9780252052774 electronic book
0252052773 electronic book
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