Whisky Galore! and the Maggie: A British Film Guide

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Colin McArthur covers two films, both made by Alexander Mackendrick. Whisky Galore! appeared in 1949 in postwar ""austerity Britain"", and The Maggie in 1953 when Britain was emerging into relative affluence. Both films are Ealing Studios productions, providing the opportunity to explore this remarkable outfit, and both offer distinct and fascinating representations of Scotland and the Scots.

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Colin McArthur teaches and writes extensively on US cinema as well as British cinema and television.

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"" McArthur explores the wider context of a Britain experiencing and emerging from post-war austerity.""-- David Philips, Film Magazine

"" A useful resource for students and scholars interested in contextualisation rather than mere opinion.""--James Chapman, Film International

""...his perspective yields some sharp insights into the films...""-- Philip Kemp, Sight & Sound ""A tightly constructed critique.""--Scotia: Journal of Scottish Studies, vol. XXVII

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