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Featuring more than 6,500 articles, including over 350 new entries, this fifth edition of The Encyclopedia of British Film is an invaluable reference guide to the British film industry. It is the most authoritative volume yet, stretching from the inception of the industry to the present day, with detailed listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema.

Brian McFarlane's meticulously researched guide is the definitive companion for anyone interested in the world of film. Previous editions have sold many thousands of copies, and this fifth instalment will be an essential work of reference for universities, libraries and enthusiasts of British cinema.

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My exhausted and exhausting building
Mona Abaza

to their job and organisation under conditions of insecurity, suffering, and stress. (Bourdieu 1998) An imagined conversation with Stephen Graham Indeed, super-fast elevators are now being lauded by the world’s business press as proxy indicators of what’s really going on in the fast changing economic geographies of globalisation, urban growth and the real estate speculation. ‘If you want to know where the world’s hottest economies are’, Forbes Magazine gushes, ‘skip the GDP reports, employment statistics and consumer spending trends.’ All you need to do is answer

in Cairo collages
Jonathan Atkin

fighting on the Somme in 1916. ‘The power of ugliness could no further go’, Beach Thomas observed, 164 A war of individuals ‘Everything visible or audible or tangible to the sense – to touch, smell and perception – is ugly beyond imagination. The hanks of wretched and rotted wire suggest that the very soil has turned into a sort of matter hostile to all kindly productiveness.’3 The travel-writer Stephen Graham, in his The Challenge of the Dead, contrasted not only the pre-war Somme with the post-war ‘incomparable Somme silence’, but also the devastation of Nature

in A war of individuals
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Adam Page

on urban development: Martin Daunton (ed.), The Cambridge Urban History of Modern Britain, Vol. III: 18 Introduction 1840–1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). For architecture and the Second World War, see Jean-Louis Cohen, Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War (London: Hazan, 2011). 29 See especially Stephen Graham, Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism (London: Verso, 2nd edn, 2011). There are a number of edited volumes which introduce the field: Stephen Graham (ed.), Cities, War, and Terrorism

in Architectures of survival
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The bookcase at the end of the road
Jonathan Purkis

realised through a century of hitchhiking. It has been quite a journey, so let's just remind ourselves a little of where we've come from – how we've learned to think like a hitchhiker through the eyes of those roadside ambassadors. Chronologically first on my bookshelf, Lift-luck on southern roads (Tickner Edwardes) sits next to the prickly dreamer Stephen Graham, whose The gentle art of tramping evoked dusty tracks and images of Edwardian gentlemen brewing coffee under hedgerows in the 1920s, in an age when purist trampers (such as his friend Vachel Lindsey) didn

in Driving with strangers
Simon Mabon

region. As Stephen Graham notes, the city is the arena within which tracking, surveillance and targeting have all begun to play an integral role in daily life.41 Of course, this demonstrates the power of formal security structures –​supported by security agencies, the police and military –​along with the speed at which such techniques can evolve. Yet we must also consider the architecture and the symbolism deployed across the city, which acts as a daily reminder of sovereign power. While state mechanisms routinely used violence as a mechanism of control, urban violence

in Houses built on sand
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Jason Statham and the ensemble fi lm
Sarah Thomas

that matches the topics and timings of the voice-over: for example, when he describes Tommy, Statham looks towards him (by contrast, Stephen Graham plays Tommy with quick, fidgety, unfocused gestures). It is a moment of resonance, not dissonance, and once more, Statham (and Turkish) occupies a position of stability that extends across the narrative, visual and aural planes, working to organise the

in Crank it up
Alex Schafran, Matthew Noah Smith, and Stephen Hall

reliance systems with generally large-scale, heavily formalized and often bureaucratic systems. To be modern meant to have formal, legible and legal systems, part of what geographers Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin would call the ‘integrated ideal’. 28 As the largest of the settlements throughout the southern hemisphere exploded in the latter part of the twentieth century, and reliance systems repeatedly failed to keep up with need and demand, the simplistic answer to the problem was to point to informality and illegality as the problem. But scholars and

in The spatial contract
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Emotional connections to the young hero in Beowulf
Mary Dockray-Miller

Jonathan Wilcox (eds), Anglo-Saxon emotions: reading the heart in Old English literature (London: Routledge, 2015); the three essays that concentrate on Beowulf are Stephen Graham, ‘So what did the Danes feel? Emotion and litotes in Old English poetry’, pp. 75–90; Kristen Mills, ‘Emotion and gesture in Hrothgar's farewell to Beowulf’, pp. 163–76; and Erin Sebo, ‘ Ne sorga : grief and revenge in Beowulf ’, pp. 177–92. 9 These echo the

in Dating Beowulf
The problem of shrinking cities and economies
Josef W. Konvitz

the loss of identity. Was this just another trade-off associated with growth? “Why not simply let community groups, ‘do-gooders’ and the ‘morally minded’ pick up the pieces of economic decline and social degradation?” Ash Amin and Stephen Graham answered their own question, affirming that social cohesion is an economic asset: “a sense of place and belonging taps into hidden potential and the sources of social confidence that lie at the core of risk-taking entrepreneurial activity.” This assumes of course that the there is a quantum of social capital and territorial

in Cities and crisis