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…and the old films too

Charles Drazin puts Britain's current film renaissance into historical perspective

By Charles Drazin   33

For the past three years I have been living 50 years behind, devoting every moment of my spare time to a book (The Finest Years) about British cinema of the 1940s. As I immersed myself in the great film renaissance of that decade, I was dimly aware that we were in the middle of another one. Friends would ask me out to see the latest hit, but I was too busy thinking about Humphrey Jennings or Robert Hamer. Nevertheless, the new triumphs lingered at the back of my mind like the names in a military campaign-Four Weddings and a Funeral,…

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