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The Great British Canon

by Kenji
A selection of notable, popular and landmark British films and TV programmes, with some personal taste involved too. My 48 favourites first, then the rest in year order. I’m not including Peter Watkins’ excellent Edvard Munch, which is Scandinavian, or Hitchcock’s Rebecca, or The Great Escape, but I am including Nic Roeg’s Walkabout, in Australia, which is a mixed nationality production, and Kubrick’s The Shining, though it feels American, as does Dr Strangelove, despite starring Peter Sellers. David Attenborough’s natural history TV series are magnificent and monumental, Michael Palin’s travel series marvellous too. Both men are… Read more

A selection of notable, popular and landmark British films and TV programmes, with some personal taste involved too. My 48 favourites first, then the rest in year order. I’m not including Peter Watkins’ excellent Edvard Munch, which is Scandinavian, or Hitchcock’s Rebecca, or The Great Escape, but I am including Nic Roeg’s Walkabout, in Australia, which is a mixed nationality production, and Kubrick’s The Shining, though it feels American, as does Dr Strangelove, despite starring Peter Sellers.

David Attenborough’s natural history TV series are magnificent and monumental, Michael Palin’s travel series marvellous too. Both men are international treasures.

Not on Mubi: The Ridge (MacAskill, Thomson), A Day with the Gypsies (Quiribet), Wales: Land of the Wild (TV).

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wikipedia articles CINEMA OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

MICHAEL POWELL ,

DAVID LEAN

Related lists: 19th Century Britain, The Welsh Connection, Welsh Actors and Actresses, Bonnie Scotland. See also Cat’s Contemporary British Film and England, Ozufan’s list Scotland on Film, and Lights in the Dusk’s list The Other Side of the Underneath: Britain’s “Hiddden” Cinema

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