British women"s cinema

Cover of: British women

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  • Women in motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures for women -- Great Britain,
  • Feminist films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism,
  • Feminism and motion pictures -- Great Britain,
  • Women motion picture producers and directors -- Great Britain

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementedited by Melanie Bell and Melanie Williams.
SeriesBritish popular cinema
ContributionsBell, Melanie., Williams, Melanie.
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W6 B75 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23174781M
ISBN 109780415466967, 9780415466974
LC Control Number2009007741

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