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This Essay Is An Analysis Of The Genre Of British Social Problem Films, It Uses The Text 'sapphirre' As An Example.

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British Cinema History Assignment TwoShane Gladstone9/12/02A cultural and social analysis of the 1959 Rank film 'Sapphire' by Ralph Deardon and Michael Relph in 1,500 words.The relaxation of film censorship laws in post-war Britain had by the late fifties brought about many changes in British Cinema. The most striking of these changes being its rapidly increasing willingness to deal with issues both social as well as artistic, the more contemporary the better.1956 - 1963 could be seen as the 'golden age' of the social problem film (as it had now been dubbed) with classics such as 'Cosh Boy' (1959) 'Violent Playground' (1958) and 'My Teenage Daughter' (1956) appearing on our screens. These films dealt with issues as contemporary as juvenile delinquency, prostotution, homosexuality and race. The issues above were however always caused by the problem of youth and the advent of the teenager. Something unheard of just five years previous but now a prominent force, steering the good ship Albion through a turbulent sea of social change via sex, music and drug abuse. Causing what Stanley Cohen dubbed ' Moral Panic' throughout the media and the predominantly conservative attitudes of the adult world. The advent of this new development dreamed up by the advertisers and named 'The Teenager' was due mainly to the abolishment of national service. Suddenly there was something that separated father and son and gave birth to a new class divide of sorts. Literally thousands of adolescents were now out working for real money and earning lots of it. No longer required to conform to the infrastructure of society as their parents and elder siblings had known it. They enjoyed an affluence previously unheard of among their peers. "The Sunday graphic in 1960 found a boy who could hang £127 worth of suits in his parents back yard, another who owned five suits, two pairs of slacks, one pair of jeans, five pairs of shoes, twenty five ties and an overcoat"(Sex, Class and Racism, John Hill 1986)The main distributor for Social Problem films was the Rank Organisation. It was here that from the early 1940's onwards Producer Michael Relph and Director Ralph Deardon forged a solid working partnership born out of respect and social awareness. The pair spent close on a decade making a string of these pictures, all synonymous with the countries morals and social conscience. In their eyes cinema was the mass medium and the aforementioned relaxation of censorship allowed them to address relevant issues. This was done through the development of their own unique, genre defining, house style. By taking an already well-established existing genre such as crime or romance and following it's main format, codes, conventions and narrative style (generally linear) before juxtaposing it with a relevant social issue. By doing this they achieved their initial aims: to give the masses a social conscience and to educate, entertain and inform their intended target audiences.'Sapphire' the film...

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