Alexander Mackendrick

The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Susannah Straughan | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Susannah Straughan

"Why can't you scientists leave things alone?" Cinema in the 1950s often focused on the dangers caused by experiments that went horribly wrong. But Ealing's The Man in the White Suit isn't a sci-fi movie about marauding giant ants, or a cautionary tale about the nuclear arms race.

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 90: Mandy (1952)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Mandy is a film that can be defined in various ways.

The Great Ealing Film Challenge 68: The Maggie (1953)

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

Authors such as Geoffrey MacNab have talked about repeated themes in Scottish literature and cinema (and books/films set in Scotland) around the terms Tartanry and Kailyardism: tropes and ideas of Scotland as a land of myth and tartan-clad heroes, or a world where canny individuals regularly outwit newcomers with native ingenuity.