‘Whatever people say I am…’: Multiple voices on screen and page in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

  • David Forrest University of Sheffield

Abstract


The British New Wave in cinema, which ran from 1958 to 1962, was built around the adaptation of a number of literary texts that derived their ‘newness’ by vocalising working-class protagonists, hitherto largely suppressed in popular visions of British society. As a knock-on-effect, British screen culture refreshed, suffering as it did from the same level of under-representation that blighted literature. In a wider context, the films’ freshness and vigour can also be seen to be identified in a new approach to film style and aesthetics which had more in common with the European art cinema than the staid traditions of British filmmaking. 
Published
12-Dec-2009
How to Cite
Forrest, D. (2009, December 12). ‘Whatever people say I am…’: Multiple voices on screen and page in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, (09). Retrieved from http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/626
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Articles