EMI films and the limites of British cinema /

This book is the first of its kind to trace the development of one of the largest and most important companies in British cinema history, EMI Films. From 1969 to its eventual demise in 1986, EMI would produce many of the key works of seventies and eighties British cinema, ranging from popular family...

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Author / Creator:Moody, Paul, author.
Imprint:Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Description:x, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:English
Subject:EMI (Firm)
Motion pictures, British -- History and criticism -- 20th century.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11741621
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ISBN:3319948024
9783319948027
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:This book is the first of its kind to trace the development of one of the largest and most important companies in British cinema history, EMI Films. From 1969 to its eventual demise in 1986, EMI would produce many of the key works of seventies and eighties British cinema, ranging from popular family dramas like The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries, 1970) through to critically acclaimed arthouse successes like Britannia Hospital (Lindsay Anderson, 1982). However, EMI?s role in these productions has been recorded only marginally, as footnotes in general histories of British cinema. The reasons for this critical neglect raise important questions about the processes involved in the creation of cultural canons and the definition of national culture. This book argues that EMI?s amorphous nature as a transnational film company has led to its omission from this history and makes it an ideal subject to explore the ?limits? of British cinema.
Other form:Electronic version: Moody, Paul. EMI films and the limites of British cinema. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 9783319948034