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Consumerism and alienation in 1950s comedies
Dave Rolinson

and Ealing whimsy, the film seeks to achieve ‘the redefinition of cinema as an institution, and plays upon the nostalgia for a sentimental notion of cinema as a social practice’. 18 If the enemy here is the Hollywood symbol of the Grand, elsewhere the enemy – both of cinema and of society – is television. The impact of television on British film comedy was more insidious than the use of vehicles for

in British cinema of the 1950s
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History, legend and memory in John Sayles’ Lone Star
Neil Campbell

Frontera’s blacks, since ‘over the years this is the one place that’s always been there . . . There’s Holiness Church or Big O’s’. To which Delmore replies, ‘And people make a choice?’ and Otis answers, ‘Most of them choose both . You see it’s not like there’s a borderline between the good people and the bad people – you’re not on either one side or the other.’ This pragmatic version of social

in Memory and popular film