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This title provides an overview of developments within Scottish film making, and looks at the institutional context within which successes such as Regeneration, Trainspotting, Carla's Song, and Mrs. Brown have appeared. It also examines the history of Scottish film production.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 26th 2000 by British Film Institute
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Duncan Petrie's Screening Scotland is a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Scottish cinema from the 19th Century up to the dawn of the 21st Century. The book charts the development of a distinctively Scottish national cinema that has long struggled to distinguish itself from the domination of the "London-based British film industry." (p. 1) This struggle resulted in a Scottish film boom that gained steam in the 1990's with the international success of movies like Shallow Grave and Trains ...more