Britain's Forgotten Film Factory

Britain's Forgotten Film Factory

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The story of Isleworth Studios is essentially that of the British film industry from 1914 to 1952. Beginning with the first British Sherlock Holmes screen adaptation and ending with its Oscar-winning swansong, The African Queen, in the intervening years it was one of the most technically advanced studios in the country and home to some of the best and the worst examples of British cinema.Despitethe lavish production values, however, the film was condemned as being far too long. ... On itsrelease inCanada and America the film was cut in half andplayed to capacityhouses inBoston, Providence and NewBedford asNapoleon ... social commentaries, Maisiea#39;s Marriage, an adaptation of Marie Stopesa#39; landmark sexual partnership manual Married Love. ... Maisiea#39;s Marriage outraged theBBFC onthegrounds that a book with the glorification of free love as its main theme had.

Title:Britain's Forgotten Film Factory
Author: Ed Harris
Publisher:Amberley Publishing Limited - 2013-04-30

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