Mr Forbes and the Pen-Pushers

  • Paul Moody


The MGM-EMI collaboration is explored in this chapter through two of its most notable films, Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend and Joseph Losey’s The Go-Between, showing how these two maverick directors worked within the confines of what was by then Britain’s largest film company. But while The Go-Between justified Forbes’ approach by securing the Palme D’Or, this chapter argues that EMI’s Mr Forbush and the Penguins was a much more apt metaphor for Forbes’ experiences at EMI, culminating in his resignation and Delfont handing over control to Nat Cohen.

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  • Paul Moody
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  1. 1.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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