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Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class

by Andrew Graves - £9.99  Five Leaves Publications (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781910170625 | ISBN 10: 1910170623

A fascinating trip around the side streets and back to backs of working class cinema, exploring the British New Wave kitchen sink dramas of the 50s and 60s, such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey and This Sporting Life, to Kes, Quadrophenia and This is England.
 
From stuffy post-war stereotypes to more ethnically diverse work and female orientated films, this is an unflinching look at a gritty sub-genre and its constant clashes with controversy, censorship and the establishment.
 
If you’re a fan of challenging, unforgettable British movies, this book is it, all the rest is propaganda.

(Price & availability last checked: February 2020)

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