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'The Figure (and Disfigurement) in the Landscape: The Go-Between’s Picturesque'

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  • Mark Broughton
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish Rural Landscapes on Film
EditorsPaul Newland
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5261-0469-4
ISBN (Print) 978-0-7190-9157-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventContested Ground: Defining Historical Landscape - Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jan 2005 → …


ConferenceContested Ground: Defining Historical Landscape
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNew Haven
Period28/01/05 → …


In order to contextualise The Go-Between’s complex landscaping, this chapter combines close analysis with cross-disciplinary landscape history. It traces the film’s roots from the emergence of a new discourse about the picturesque in the 1920s, through the psychogeography of L.P. Hartley’s original novel, to Losey’s pioneering approach to filming a country estate for The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958).


Mark Broughton, ‘The Figure (and Disfigurement) in the Landscape: The Go-Between’s Picturesque', in Paul Newland, ed., British Rural Landscapes on Film, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016), ISBN 978-0-7190-9157-5, eISBN 978-1-5261-0469-4, DOI 10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.001.0001.

Research outputs

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