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Movie Workers: The Women Who Made British Cinema

Melanie Bell


After the advent of sound, women in the British film industry formed an essential corps of below-the-line workers, laboring in positions from animation artist to negative cutter to costume designer. This book maps the work of these women decade by decade, examining their far-ranging economic and creative contributions against the backdrop of the discrimination that constrained their careers. The author's use of oral histories and trade union records presents a vivid counter-narrative to film history, one that focuses not only on women in a male-dominated business, but on the innumerable types ... More

Keywords: women, British film industry, discrimination, film history, motion picture, feminist analysis, gender roles, British filmmaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043871
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043871.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie Bell, author
University of Leeds