Course Code: SWEC0520
Start Date: 08/07/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Post-war film comedies produced by Ealing Studios have been cited as representing British archetypes and values with their profusion of eccentrics, mavericks and subversives, and subtle satire. Each film also highlights the socio-economic and political tensions of post-war Britain. We shall look at five films from one of the earliest, Hue and Cry (1947), and then Passport to Pimlico (1949), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and The Man in the White Suit (1951). All films can be viewed on-line for free, details of which will be sent out weekly together with comprehensive film notes and articles in advance of discussion.