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EMI Films and the Limits of British Cinema

Authors: Moody, Paul

  • Based on new archival material, never before used by researchers
  • Revises our understanding of British culture in the 1970s and early 1980s
  • Features new work on some of the most important films ever made, including The Go-Between, The Railway Children, Family Life, Villain, The Deer Hunter, and Britannia Hospital
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Paul Moody is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Brunel University London, UK. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £47.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94803-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94802-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EMI Films and the Limits of British Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94803-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94803-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94802-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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