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Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger (2014)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2014). Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger. In R. Miklitsch (Ed.), Kiss the Blood Off My Hands: On Classic Film Noir, 130-151. University of Illinois Press

This chapter is the first to be written about the role the producer played in creating 'classic' film noir (1940-1959). It explores the work of three contrasting producers, Jerry Wald (studio-based); Adrian Scott (studio, then blacklisted; and Mark H... Read More about Producing Noir: Wald, Scott, Hellinger.

The Man Who Got Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and the British Film Industry, 1960-1980 (2013)
Book
Spicer, A. H., & McKenna, A. (2013). The Man Who Got Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and the British Film Industry, 1960-1980. I.B. Tauris

This is the first study to focus on the most successful British independent producer of the 1970s, though his career stretched from the early 1980s to the early 1980s. The research for this publication was funded by a two-year AHRC grant and is based... Read More about The Man Who Got Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and the British Film Industry, 1960-1980.

A Companion to Film Noir (2013)
Book
Spicer, A. H., & Hanson, H. (2013). A. Spicer, & H. Hanson (Eds.), A Companion to Film Noir. Wiley-Blackwell

This edited collection contains 29 essays specially commissioned for this volume by leading scholars in the field. The volume is organised into 7 parts. Part 1, 'Conceptualising Film Noir', contains four essays that explore the ways in which this cat... Read More about A Companion to Film Noir.

Secret histories and the dirty war: The 1970s Second World War film (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. H. (2010, October). Secret histories and the dirty war: The 1970s Second World War film. Paper presented at Going to War: Film History and the Second World War

This paper focuses on a neglected period of the British war film (the 1970s) and argues that this was a volatile, unsettled period when the direction and ideology of the war film was in flux. Producers were unclear as to what would engage audiences.... Read More about Secret histories and the dirty war: The 1970s Second World War film.

The creative producer: Michael Klinger (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. H. (2009, September). The creative producer: Michael Klinger. Paper presented at Archives and Auteurs Conference

Michael Klinger was the most successful independent producer working in the British film industry during the 1960s and 1970s. However, there has been no critical account of his work and he is barely mentioned, if at all, in standard histories of Brit... Read More about The creative producer: Michael Klinger.

Understanding film production: Michael Klinger and the new film history (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. H. (2009, July). Understanding film production: Michael Klinger and the new film history. Presented at Researching Film History Symposium

This paper explored a wider debate about the epistemology and ontology of film history. Using the Michael Klinger papers, it offered an original exploration of an unknown history: his attempt to produce a Jewish epic war film based on the Dieppe Raid... Read More about Understanding film production: Michael Klinger and the new film history.

Productive research: Approaches and sources to uncovering the role of the film producer (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. H. (2009, April). Productive research: Approaches and sources to uncovering the role of the film producer. Presented at Studies beyond the Screen Symposium

This paper reviewed the approaches and methodologies deployed to research and write the monograph Sydney Box for Manchester University Press (2006) focusing on the use of archival material and other primary sources. It argued that film history needs... Read More about Productive research: Approaches and sources to uncovering the role of the film producer.

The precariousness of production: Michael Klinger and the role of the film producer in the British film industry during the 1970's (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Spicer, A. H. (2008, July). The precariousness of production: Michael Klinger and the role of the film producer in the British film industry during the 1970's. Paper presented at British Culture and Society in the 1970's

Michael Klinger was the most successful independent producer working in the British film industry during the 1960s and 1970s. However, there has been no critical account of his work and he is barely mentioned, if at all, in standard histories of Brit... Read More about The precariousness of production: Michael Klinger and the role of the film producer in the British film industry during the 1970's.

Creativity and the 'B' feature: Terence Fisher's crime films (2006)
Journal Article
Spicer, A. H. (2006). Creativity and the 'B' feature: Terence Fisher's crime films. Film Criticism, 30(2), 185-207

This article explores the neglected area of the B Feature, produced by small companies on very tight budgets. It explores how it is possible to be creative in these constrained circumstances by concentrating on the crime film directed by Terence Fish... Read More about Creativity and the 'B' feature: Terence Fisher's crime films.

What cannot be said: 'Silent Dust'(1949)and the malevolent veteran (2005)
Journal Article
Spicer, A. H. (2005). What cannot be said: 'Silent Dust'(1949)and the malevolent veteran. Zeithistorische Forschungen, 1(1), 110-118

This was a counterpoint to the book chapter on service comedy. It explored a different type of 'unofficial' counter-hegemonic constructions of the Second World War' by focusing on a group of British films made immediately after the war and sporadical... Read More about What cannot be said: 'Silent Dust'(1949)and the malevolent veteran.

The "Other War": Images of the second world war in service comedies (2004)
Book Chapter
Spicer, A. H. (2004). The "Other War": Images of the second world war in service comedies. In S. Bennett, S. Caunce, E. Mazierska, S. Sydeny-Smith, & J. Walton (Eds.), Relocating Britishness, 167-182. Manchester University Press

This chapter argues, following Angus Calder, that there was an official line of commemoration of the Second World War: a mythic construction that celebrated heroism, courage, resourcefulness, loyalty and patriotism. It valorised the virtues of the re... Read More about The "Other War": Images of the second world war in service comedies.

The production line: Reflections on the role of the producer in British cinema (2004)
Journal Article
Spicer, A. H. (2004). The production line: Reflections on the role of the producer in British cinema. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 1(1), 33-50. https://doi.org/10.3366/JBCTV.2004.1.1.33

This is an overview discussion of the importance of recognising and understanding the producer's role not only within British cinema but in film studies as a discipline. It argues that a producer's oeuvre must be understood differently from that of a... Read More about The production line: Reflections on the role of the producer in British cinema.