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Directors in British and Irish Cinema. ed. by Robert Murphy

It's easy to find information on the Hitchcocks and Leans of the film world, but where do you go if you want to find out more about the Terry Bishops or Thomas Bentleys? At last there's an answer.

Directors in British and Irish Cinema is a comprehensive guide to over a thousand directors who toiled in the British film industry. Each entry has a short essay about the director, a filmography and a bibliography for those who want to take their researches further. The essays are clear-sighted and engagingly written – a pleasure to read.

This book has quickly become indispensable in my film researches, and is bound to be the same for anyone with an interest in British cinema.

Any book like this is bound to raise questions such as what happened to directors John Harlow and George Pollock? Are they still with us? If you have any idea email me.

Directors in British and Irish Cinema Pub: bfi

ISBN: 1 84457 126 2

Price: 29.99 (UK), $42.50 (US)

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