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The Private Life of Henry VIII By Greg Walker

The Private Life of Henry VIII by Greg Walker

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Summary

Alexander Korda's masterpiece The Private Life of Henry VIII was arguably the most important British film of the pre-war period and a critical and box-office success. Greg Walker's book examines the film itself, its makers and its place in the cinematic and cultural history of the period.

The Private Life of Henry VIII Summary

The Private Life of Henry VIII by Greg Walker

Alexander Korda's masterpiece The Private Life of Henry VIII was arguably the most important British film of the pre-war period and a phenomenal, critical and box-office success. Greg Walker's accessible and thoroughly researched book examines the film itself, its makers and its place in the cinematic and cultural history of the period. He examines Korda's subtle treatment of national and international identity, his representation of British history, use of modern stereotypes, and discusses the representation of gender and sexuality in the film, including that of Henry's wives and Laughton's award-winning central performance.

The Private Life of Henry VIII Reviews

'Greg Walker convincingly connects Alexander Korda's The Private Life of Henry VIII to disarmament debates in the 1930's, and singles out a telling reflection of the film's overwhelming success: one of the wife actresses subsequently made a packet endorsing Shredded Wheat.' -Chris Wood, The Times 'This is an excellent addition to an already distinguished series, edited by the doyen of British Film Historians, Jeffrey Richards.' -Nicholas Cull, Film International

About Greg Walker

Greg Walker is Professor of Early-Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Leicester. His publications include 'Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII'.

Table of Contents

Illustrations /vi Acknowledgements /vii Foreword/ix Film Credits 1 1 Origins 3 2 The Making of The Private Life of Henry VIII 11 3 Korda, Englishness and the 'International Film' 27 4 Korda and the Politics of Representation 42 5 Marriage, Sex and Gender: Relationships in Henry VIII 66 6 Fade-out? 86 Appendix: The Six (Historical) Wives of Henry VIII 89 Notes 96 Bibilography 111

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GOR002635971
9781860649097
1860649092
The Private Life of Henry VIII by Greg Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20030425
128
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