Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting to This Is England - out now!
Intellect is thrilled to announce that Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting to This Is England is out now!
The Britpop movement of the mid-1990s defined a generation, and the films were just as exciting as the music. Beginning with Shallow Grave, hitting its stride with Trainspotting, and going global with The Full Monty, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Human Traffic, Sexy Beast, Shaun of the Dead, and This Is England, Britpop cinema pushed boundaries, paid Hollywood no heed, and placed the United Kingdom all too briefly at the centre of the movie universe.
Featuring exclusive interviews with key players such as Simon Pegg, Irvine Welsh, Michael Winterbottom and Edgar Wright, Britpop Cinema combines eyewitness accounts, close analysis and social history to celebrate a golden age for UK film.
'A cracking celebration of the risk-taking ambition and relentless watchability of 1990s/2000s British films.'
– Steve Newell, flicks.co.nz
‘Hyper-literate and thought-provoking, this is a fascinating read for anyone interested in British cinema.’
– Charlie Burton, GQ
‘Passionate and revealing... mad for it!’
– Matthew Leyland, Total Film
‘A timely, genre-defining book that provides both food for thought and a yearning nostalgia for the hope and promise of the 1990s.’
– Mel Hoyes, BFI
For more information www.intellectbooks.com/britpop-cinema