Honky Tonk Filmmaking

  • Paul Moody


This chapter charts EMI’s withdrawal from big-budget Hollywood filmmaking in the wake of two critical and commercial disasters, Can’t Stop the Music and Honky Tonk Freeway, the latter of which lost the company over $20 million. Using documents from the BBFC and the private papers of some of the key directors and producers during this period, the chapter analyses the various problems faced by the company until its eventual takeover by Thorn.

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  • Paul Moody
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  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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