Talk to me in your language: broadcasting and the context of Wales on film

Morris, Nigel (2005) Talk to me in your language: broadcasting and the context of Wales on film. Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 12 (1). pp. 9-23. ISSN 0944-9094

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Abstract

Wales on film resembles Star Wars without special effects. A long time ago or, frequently, far, far away - a fantasy realm inhabited by sometimes grotesque but redeemable aliens or victim rebels against a destructive dark Empire - it is the stuff of myth. Though a Welsh cinematic canon barely exists, a legacy of limited representations endures, reproduced or consciously "flipped, twisted, mauled, satirised or [...I completely ignore[d]" by younger directors (Woodward 2003: 189). Welsh-language films particularly have proposed alternatives. Wales provides a case study of a national cinema and its function, and highlights relationships between media, culture and nationality, and contemporary links between cinema and broadcasting.

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Additional Information:Wales on film resembles Star Wars without special effects. A long time ago or, frequently, far, far away - a fantasy realm inhabited by sometimes grotesque but redeemable aliens or victim rebels against a destructive dark Empire - it is the stuff of myth. Though a Welsh cinematic canon barely exists, a legacy of limited representations endures, reproduced or consciously "flipped, twisted, mauled, satirised or [...I completely ignore[d]" by younger directors (Woodward 2003: 189). Welsh-language films particularly have proposed alternatives. Wales provides a case study of a national cinema and its function, and highlights relationships between media, culture and nationality, and contemporary links between cinema and broadcasting.
Keywords:Wales, Cinema, Film
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P313 Film Production
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Media
ID Code:1009
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:27 Sep 2007
Last Modified:11 Aug 2014 16:59

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