Critics may sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so-called ‘cult films’, but there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention. And there could be no finer guide to these uncharted domains than OFFBEAT.
Edited by Julian Upton, this is the book for the more intrepid cinema lover. A passionate, irreverent and informative exploration of British cinema’s secret history, from the buoyant leap in film production in the late fifties to the dying embers of popular domestic cinema in the early eighties. So, move over Peeping Tom, Get Carter and The Wicker Man -- it’s time to make way for The Mark, Unearthly Stranger, The Strange Affair, The Squeeze, Sitting Target, Quest for Love, and a host of forgotten gems.
OFFBEAT features in-depth reviews of more than 100 films, plus interviews and eye-opening essays that together tell the wider story of film in Britain, its neglected cinematic trends and its unsung heroes. The last great British B-movies Anti-swinging London films Sexploitation The British rock’n’roll movie CIA-funded cartoons Madness in British film The Children’s Film Foundation The short as supporting feature The forgotten journeymen Non-horror Hammer, and more!
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Julian Upton has written on film for Filmfax, Bright Lights Journal, and Headpress, and is author of the book Fallen Stars: Tragic Lives and Lost Careers.
British Cinema’s Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Anti-swinging London. A new history of British cinema.
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