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Richards, Jeffrey

Works: 131 works in 449 publications in 1 language and 14,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Producer, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PN1995.9.S6, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Richards
A night to remember the definitive Titanic film by Jeffrey Richards ( )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of the five epic films interpreting the tragic events of the Titanic, 'A Night to Remember' (1958) is often considered to be the definitive version. Here, Richards analyses the film, unravels its production history and reception, and compares it with other Titanic films
The age of the dream palace cinema and society in 1930s Britain by Jeffrey Richards ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The period between the two world wars is often named 'the golden age of the cinema' in Britain. This definitive and entertaining book on the cinema and cinema-goers of the era is herewith reissued with a new Introduction. Jeffrey Richards, described by Philip French as 'a shrewd critic, a compulsive moviegoer, and a professional historian', tells the absorbing story of the cinema during the decade that produced Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers, the musicals of Jessie Matthews and Alexander Korda's epics. He examines the role of going to the pictures in people's lives during a tough period when, in
Diana, the making of a media saint by Jeffrey Richards ( )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural critics across disciplines present this discussion of the myth of Diana, her career, appeal and iconicity for scholars and general readers alike
The railway station : a social history by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Britain can take it : the British cinema in the Second World War by Anthony Aldgate ( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the outbreak of the Second World War, all cinemas in Britain were closed. Ten days later, they were opened again as a valuable way of boosting morale and a principal source of recreation for the nation at war. Feature films were not just escapist entertainment; they provided instruction and information, and over the next six years, some 300 feature films and thousands of short films and news reels were produced in what is now seen as British cinema's 'finest hour'. "Britain Can Take It" charts this momentous period through the eyes of thirteen key films. Aldgate and Richards make use of key resources, from scripts and box-office returns to official Home Office documents and censorship archives, to bring these films to vivid life. In telling their stories, the authors also recreate the society, the politics and war-time conditions in which they appeared and flourished. This new edition of "Britain Can Take It" features a new chapter on Launder and Gilliat's 1943 film on women factory workers, "Millions Like Us"
Consul of God : the life and times of Gregory the Great by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the throne of St Peter at a time of acute crisis for the Roman Church. Consul of God, first published in 1980, revises the traditional picture of Pope Gregory. It examines how he organised the central administration of the Papacy and his unremitting war on heresy and schism. Gregory also pioneered a new pastoral tradition in learning, promoted monasticism, and trained the epis
The popes and the papacy in the early Middle Ages, 476-752 by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex, dissidence, and damnation : minority groups in the Middle Ages by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews, lepers and homosexuals and uncovers a common motive for their persecution: sexual aberrance
Hollywood's ancient worlds by Jeffrey Richards ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few genres have been subject to such critical scorn as the Ancient World epic. Yet, they have regularly achieved huge box office success. This book tells the history of the Ancient World epic from the silent screen successes of Intolerance and The King of Kings through the 'golden age of the epic' in the 1950s (Quo Vadis, Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Cleopatra etc) through to the 1990s revival with Gladiator, its successors in cinema (Alexander, Troy, 300) and on television (Rome). Geoffrey Richards examines the cultural, social, economical and technological circumstances that dictated the rise and dec
Visions of yesterday by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film is an important source of social history, as well as having been a popular art form from the early twentieth century. This study shows how a society, consciously or unconsciously, is mirrored in its cinema. It considers the role of the cinema in dramatizing popular beliefs and myths, and takes three case studies - American populism, British imperialism, German Nazism - to explain how a nation's pressures, tensions and hopes come through in its films. Examining the American cinema is accomplished by analysing the careers of three great directors, John Ford, Frank Capra and Leo McCarey
Swordsmen of the screen, from Douglas Fairbanks to Michael York by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This fascinating study of the genre of swashbuckling films received wide critical acclaim when it was first published in 1977. Jeffrey Richards assesses the contributions to the genre of directors, designers and fencing masters, as well as of the stars themselves, and devotes several chapters to the principal subjects if the swashbucklers - pirates, highwaymen, cavaliers and knights. The result is to recall, however fleetingly, the golden days of the silver screen. Reviews of the original edition:'An intelligent, scholarly, well-written account of adventure films, this work is
The age of the dream palace : cinema and society in Britain, 1930-1939 by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imperialism and juvenile literature ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imperialism and music : Britain, 1876-1953 by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Films and British national identity : from Dickens to Dad's army by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book seeks to examine the ways in which the cinema has defined, mythified and disseminated British national identity during the course of the twentieth century
Happiest days : the public schools in English fiction by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unknown 1930s : an alternative history of the British cinema, 1929-39 ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of leading British film historians reassess the films, stars, genres and directors usually omitted from accounts of 1930s British cinema, including how MGM dealt with the dictates of the Films Act and a view of audiences during this period
British cinema and society, 1930-1970 by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Ruskin and the Victorian theatre by Katherine Newey ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This the first sustained study of the interest of John Ruskin in the theatre of his time. It examines Ruskin's active engagement with and influence on the Victorian popular theatre. Ruskin was an enthusiastic and catholic theatre-goer, enjoying pantomime as much as Shakespeare. Through the lens of Ruskin's discussions of pantomime, melodrama, Shakespearean tragedy, and painting and the stage, Newey and Richards offer a new view of the late Victorian stage focusing on London's West End in its heyday"--
Sir Henry Irving : a Victorian actor and his world by Jeffrey Richards ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and his World, published to mark the centenary of Irving's death, Jeffrey Richards gives an account not only of Irving himself and his career, but also of his impact on Victorian life as a whole."--BOOK JACKET
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