Picturing home: domestic life and modernity in 1940s British film

Price, Hollie (2021) Picturing home: domestic life and modernity in 1940s British film. Studies in Popular Culture . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526138224

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Abstract

Picturing home examines the depiction of domestic life in British feature films made and released in the 1940s. It explores how pictorial representations of home onscreen in this period re-imagined modes of address that had been used during the interwar years to promote ideas about domestic modernity. Picturing home provides a close analysis of domestic life as constructed in eight films, contextualising them in relation to a broader, offscreen culture surrounding the suburban home, including magazines, advertisements, furniture catalogues and displays at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition. In doing so, it offers a new reading of British 1940s films, which demonstrates how they trod a delicate path balancing prewar and postwar, traditional and modern, private and public concerns.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Performing Arts
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 08:39
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 08:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/100359
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