British Crime Film

Subverting the Social Order

  • Authors
  • Barry¬†Forshaw

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 1-15
  3. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 16-23
  4. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 24-41
  5. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 53-62
  6. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 72-83
  7. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 97-110
  8. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 111-122
  9. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 123-134
  10. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 135-147
  11. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 148-156
  12. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 157-166
  13. Barry Forshaw
    Pages 167-173
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 174-248

About this book


Presenting a social history of British crime film, this book focuses on the strategies used in order to address more radical notions surrounding class, politics, sex, delinquency, violence and censorship. Spanning post-war crime cinema to present-day "Mockney" productions, it contextualizes the films and identifies important and neglected works.


21st century Britain cinema film Great Britain history history of literature individual politics social history violence

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-00503-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27459-5
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