British Films

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* Research Theme: Religious Evolution in Great Britain on the British Cinema and Society * Research background:
British films, with their own features, have become the ideal subject for film studies. Unlike prevailing Hollywood blockbusters, British film is well-known for the features of black humor, religion connotations, and serious contemplations on social problems, which distinguishes British film with a sense of cinematographic professionalism. This gives British film a look of cinematographic professionalism. As a country perpetuated by religious faith, religion is portrayed as a main theme in British film as well as in daily social activities. However, the supreme status of religion has changed. Researches about religious situation in Britain from the perspective of history have already been done. For example, Religious Statistics in Great Britain: An Historical Introduction by Clive D. Field. This essay summarizes the development of religious statistics in Great Britain from the seventeenth century to the present day and a few reflections on future needs and prospects are also offered. Another example is A History of English Christianity, 1920-2000 by Adrian Hastings. In this book, the author gives reader a a judicious and balanced overview of the most important ecclesiastical issues, debates, and developments of the English Christianity in modern era. Meanwhile, mainstream of British film studies mostly focus on the history of British film or study British film from the perspective of pop culture. For instance, The Cultural Impact of UK Film 1946–2006 by Narval Media, Birkbeck College and Media Consulting Group, which reflects a growing recognition of UK film as one of the most powerful cultural agents of the last 100 years. Based on the information I have collected, seldom did people conduct their research on the religion in Great Britain through the reflected of cinema. Thus, this research could offer a new perspective of...
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