Cinema Of The United Kingdom The United Kingdom has had a major influence on modern cinema The first moving pictures developed on celluloid film were made in Hyde Park, London in 1889 by William Friese Greene, a British inventor, who patented the process in 1890 The British film industry enjoyed a golden age in the 1940
Despite a history ofimportant and successfulproductions, the industry hasoften been characterized bya debate about its identityand the level of Americanand European influence.Film production in the UKhas undergone a seriesof booms and recessions.
Many British films are co-productions with American producers,often using both British and American actors, and British actorsfeature regularly in Hollywood films.
Relationship with HollywoodMany Hollywood films with a British dimension (based on Britishpeople, stories or events) have had enormous worldwide commercialsuccess.Six of the top seven have some British historical, cultural or creativedimensions:• Titanic• The Lord of the Rings• Pirates of the Caribbean• Harry Potter
Star Warsat number 9, was filmed principally in the UK. Adding fourmore Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films, plus three about aScottish ogre in British fairy tale setting (Shrek), had a substantialBritish dimension
British influence can also be seen with the English Cycle‘ of Disneyanimated films, which include:• Alice in Wonderland• Peter Pan• Tarzan• Robin Hood• One Hundred and One Dalmatians• The Sword in the Stone• The Rescuers• The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
British Film Industry VS American Film IndustryThe British film industryhas a complex attitude toHollywood. It has beenargued that the size of thedomestic British cinemamarket makes itimpossible for the Britishfilm industry tosuccessfully produceHollywood-style blockbusters over asustained period withoutU.S. involvement.
The Best British Films in last 25 years 1. Trainspotting 2. Withnail & I 3. Secrets and Lies 4. My Beautiful Laundrette 5. Distant Voices, Still Lives 6. Nil By Mouth 7. Sexy Beast 8. Ratcatcher (1999) 9. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 10. Cuatro bodas y un funeral (1994) 11. Touching The Void (2003) 12. Control (2007) 13. Naked (1993) 14. Under The Skin (1997) 15. Hunger (2008) 16. This Is England (2006) 17. Shaun of the Dead (2004) 18. Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) 19. Red Road (2006) 20. Riff-Raff (1981) 21. Man On Wire (2008) 22. My Summer of Love (2004) 23. 24 Hour Party People (2002) 24. El paciente inglés (1996)
OriginsThe British Rock wasborn around the end ofthe 50’s with someinfluences from rockand roll and rhythm andblues of the UnitedStates. Singers likeElvis Presley, ChuckBerry y Little Richardwas the most importantin rock and roll.
British InvasionBritish rock was popularized with the arrival of"British invasion" which lasted for almost everyonebut was reflected mainly in the United States. TheBeatles were one of the band that started thismovement In There were other bands that alsocaused the expansion of this movement.
With the end of the concert of The Beatles theAmerican bands begin to dominate the music world.Appear Jim Morrison with The Doors, The BeachBoys and famous guitarist like Jimi HendrixHowever some british bands like Pink Floyd returnwith the British Rock, recovering a much of whathad been achieved in the British invasion.
Sex PistolsIn the next years appear a new rock genre: The punkgenre. The Sex Pistols are considered the first band setthe punk movement in the United Kingdom. Their songs“God Save the Queen”, “Anarchy in the U.K.” are themost controversial songs that the lyrics speak abaout theQueen and the Crown.
appeared new rock genres like psychedelic rock,hard rock, progressive rock, and other soundsthat currently are heard in many of our radios.Some bands are: Colplay, The Stone Roses,Muse,
Some British Songs1. Oasis - Live Forever2. Oasis - Dont Look Back In Anger3. Oasis - Wonderwall4. The Stone Roses - I Am The Resurrection5. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart6. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony7. The Who - My Generation8. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On TheDancefloor9. The Clash - London Calling10. Oasis - Champagne Supernova11. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out12. Muse - Knights Of Cydonia13. Pulp - Common People14. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter15. The Beatles - Hey Jude26. David Bowie - Life On Mars