Private Life of Henry VIII, The.pdf

Private Life of Henry VIII, The

Greg Walker

Alexander Kordas masterpiece The Private Life of Henry VIII was the most important British film of the pre-war period and a phenomenal critical and box-office success. Greg Walkers accessible and thoroughly researched book, the first study of this classic film, examines the film itself, its makers, and its place in the cinematic and cultural history of the period. He examines Kordas subtle treatment of national and international identity, his representation of British history, and use of modern stereotypes, and discusses the representation of gender and sexuality in the film, including that of Henrys wives and Laughtons award winning central performance.

10 Dec 2014 ... The Private Life of Henry VIII was one of director Alexander Korda's racy historical romps (among many others, he made The Private Life of ...

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Private Life of Henry VIII, The.pdf


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