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Camping it up with EMI: The politics of the intersection of British film production with the notion of camp.

Bradley, P., 2021. Camping it up with EMI: The politics of the intersection of British film production with the notion of camp. Journal of British Cinema and Television, 18 (1), 77-95.

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DOI: 10.3366/JBCTV.2021.0556

Abstract

This article will examine how the appropriation of camp by the mainstream media of cinema, specifically EMI as a successful international British Film production company, expressed a particular British cultural specificity. Whether engaging with unique UK iconic camp figures, such as Danny La Rue in ‘Our Miss Fred’ (1972) or exploring gay identity with US cult figures The Village People in ‘Can't Stop the Music’.(1980), the British sensibility that pervades these films, expresses a national identity in its treatment and production that is peculiar to EMI. Through an examination of how these and other camp films made by EMI, operate in both a national and international media environment as entertainment, it is hoped to discover how the intersection of EMI films and camp actually helped to influence and modify cultural and social attitudes at the time

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1743-4521
Uncontrolled Keywords:camp; Danny La Rue; EMI Films; gay icons; queer identity; the Village People
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:35192
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 Feb 2021 10:55
Last Modified:27 May 2021 07:55

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