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Introduction

  • Paul Moody
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Abstract

Focusing on the tension between theories of British national cinema and recent conceptualisations of transnational cinema, this chapter introduces the work produced by EMI Films, the largest British film company of the 1970s and 1980s. It places the company’s emergence within the context of British filmmaking in the 1960s and explores the reasons for its omission from most histories of British cinema, arguing that this is primarily due to its nature as a transnational company. This chapter concludes with the broader question ‘where does “national” cinema end and “transnational” cinema begin?’, and therefore ‘what are the limits of British cinema’?

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  • Paul Moody
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  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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