A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 3-The British Cinema Book

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The British Cinema Book.

The British Cinema Book

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE BRITISH CINEMA BOOK
  • EDITOR: ROBERT MURPHY
  • YEAR PUBLISHED: 1997
  • BFI PUBLISHING
  • SHOUT-OUT TO COVERGIRLS JULIE CHRISTIE (PICTURED, ABOVE) AND DIANA DORS (NOT SHOWN)

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

This one is pretty straightforward–I collect film books, and this is, obviously, a film book. It also partially fills a glaring hole in said collection: aside from volumes about/by individual performers and filmmakers, my section on British cinema is sorely lacking. So, you could almost call this a necessity.

Thanks for reading! I hope you like the new series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 3-The British Cinema Book

  1. I have a large, gaping hole when it comes to British cinema. This looks like an Absolute Must in a person’s library. Nice find!

    I just finished reading Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl”, about a fictional sitcom produced by the BBC in the mid 1960s. Not the same as British cinema, but an interesing look at British TV back in the day.

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    • I have a gaping hole when it comes to books on the topic. As for the films themselves, I’d give my knowledge a C+. Could definitely do better!

      I’ve read some NH before, but not that book. I’ll have to check it out. Sounds fun!

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