Early cinema in Scotland: film and literature

Caughie, J. (2017) Early cinema in Scotland: film and literature. In: Müller, K. P., Schwittlinsky, I. and Walker, R. (eds.) Inspiring Views from "a' the airts" on Scottish Literatures, Art & Cinema. Series: Scottish studies international (41). Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, pp. 63-82. ISBN 9783631672853 (doi: 10.3726/978-3-653-06902-0)

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An account of the representation of Scotland in early cinema from 1896 to 1927, tracing the significance of literary tours, popular songs, novels and plays for securing a place in the international imaginary. It notes the popularity of Scottish literature and romance in cinema while noting, at the same time, the absence of an indigenous and sustainable feature film industry that could exploit this popularity. The article is informed by a reading of trade press accounts of films, most of which no longer exist as preserved prints.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Caughie, Prof John
Authors: Caughie, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Peter Lang

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