Sex and Desire in British Films of the 2000s: Love in a Damp Climate (Hardcover)

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This book explores how British filmmakers of the 2000s engaged with the themes of love, sex and desire in a wide variety of movies. It ranges from powerful contemporary dramas such as Kidulthood, Closer and Disobedience to the lighter mood of the Bridget Jones series. It also analyses how the lives, loves and traumas of historical figures such as Oscar Wilde, Sylvia Plath and Iris Murdoch were dramatised on film. The book will appeal to literature enthusiasts, film students and readers interested in exploring how we may currently live out our hopes, fears and dreams in relation to sexual matters and affairs of the heart.

About the Author


Nigel Mather is Honorary Researcher (Film Studies) in the School of Arts, University of Kent at Canterbury
Product Details
ISBN: 9781526139238
ISBN-10: 1526139235
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: June 15th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English