Fiends, friends and fools: screen images and/as rural struggle

  title={Fiends, friends and fools: screen images and/as rural struggle},
  author={T. Brass},
  journal={Dialectical Anthropology},
  • T. Brass
  • Published 2010
  • Art
  • Dialectical Anthropology
The snobbery of our films is not aristocratic. In British films, the aristocracy is generally.treated, though respectfully, as a fine old figure of fun. Similarly, the functions of working class characters are chiefly comic, where they are not villainous. They make excellent servants, good tradesmen, and first-class soldiers. The film director Anderson (2004: 235) writing in 1956 about the way in which class was represented in British films. 
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