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Carry On conference!

Started by lauraxsynthesis, April 09, 2024, 08:30:59 PM

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lauraxsynthesis

Warwick University's Film and Television Studies department is doing an all-day conference on the Carry On films on 30 May. I'd love to geek out on Kenny and the gang, Talbot Rothwell's shit writing etc and might actually go.

That night there's this play on in Coventry:
https://www.albanytheatre.co.uk/shows/cant-stop-carrying-on/

Example events:
  • Reevaluating Carry On Screaming's (1966) Role in the Horror Parody Canon
  • You will be amazed!: The Frankie Howerd Archive and the Carry Ons
  • Carry On Drag: Cross-Dressing and the Queer Legacies of the Carry On Franchise
  • Stereotyping and the Politics of Appearance: A Postcolonial Analysis of Carry On Abroad (1972)

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/scapvc/film/staff/dhillon/carry_on_conferencing/programme/

jamiefairlie

Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on April 09, 2024, 08:30:59 PMWarwick University's Film and Television Studies department is doing an all-day conference on the Carry On films on 30 May. I'd love to geek out on Kenny and the gang, Talbot Rothwell's shit writing etc and might actually go.

That night there's this play on in Coventry:
https://www.albanytheatre.co.uk/shows/cant-stop-carrying-on/

Example events:
  • Reevaluating Carry On Screaming's (1966) Role in the Horror Parody Canon
  • You will be amazed!: The Frankie Howerd Archive and the Carry Ons
  • Carry On Drag: Cross-Dressing and the Queer Legacies of the Carry On Franchise
  • Stereotyping and the Politics of Appearance: A Postcolonial Analysis of Carry On Abroad (1972)

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/scapvc/film/staff/dhillon/carry_on_conferencing/programme/

Postcolonial Analysis of Carry On Abroad

They went to Spain!

Matthew Dawkins Jub Jub

For the first time in my life I wish I was even remotely close to Warwick.

Jasha

Quote from: jamiefairlie on April 09, 2024, 09:00:49 PM Postcolonial Analysis of Carry On Abroad

They went to Spain!

Should have been Carry on up the Khyber shurely

Goldentony

I fucking cannot handle missing A POST COLONIAL ANALYSIS OF CARRY ON ABROAD please put it online or drive me to Warwick or bring it here

imitationleather

This looks seriously amazing. Almost tempted to go. Almost.

lauraxsynthesis

Quote from: Jasha on April 14, 2024, 07:48:30 PMShould have been Carry on up the Khyber shurely

You're absolutely right!

shiftwork2

I could talk about Carry On Abroad all day and frequently do.  We will know more than these academic berks.  Excuse me Mister Lofty Ivory Tower, I think you'll find Charles Hawtrey was drinking one and a half bottles of brandy at this point.

I like to refer to any holiday involving a group of friends as 'Carry On Abroad'.  I suppose this assumes some air travel but it also could work for the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads provided you stay in one place!!  On a related note I like to refer to any work away day bullshit as 'Grace Brothers Go To Spain'.  I have not yet found a verbal use for 'Holiday On The Buses'.  I dearly hope I do not find a use for that.

famethrowa

are they going to do that one where Babs is on the doctor's examining table and you can see her burger

Cuellar

Quote from: Jasha on April 14, 2024, 07:48:30 PMShould have been Carry on up the Khyber shurely

Far too obvious. I want a postcolonial analysis of Carry On Camping.

Senior Baiano

Degrees in Carry On Films is it now.

On the other hand, the woke brigade probably want to cancel carry on films, so maybe this is good and free speech? Could do with some guidance here, don't want to friendly fire my own culture warriors

lauraxsynthesis

Quote from: Senior Baiano on April 15, 2024, 11:22:43 AMDegrees in Carry On Films is it now.

On the other hand, the woke brigade probably want to cancel carry on films, so maybe this is good and free speech? Could do with some guidance here, don't want to friendly fire my own culture warriors

I'll be curious to see if the various Queer Theory papers presented find that the films contributed to gay liberation in Britain. I mean, it's entirely possible they did.

lauraxsynthesis

Quote from: shiftwork2 on April 15, 2024, 10:24:48 AMI could talk about Carry On Abroad all day and frequently do.  We will know more than these academic berks.  Excuse me Mister Lofty Ivory Tower, I think you'll find Charles Hawtrey was drinking one and a half bottles of brandy at this point.

I like to refer to any holiday involving a group of friends as 'Carry On Abroad'.  I suppose this assumes some air travel but it also could work for the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads provided you stay in one place!!  On a related note I like to refer to any work away day bullshit as 'Grace Brothers Go To Spain'.  I have not yet found a verbal use for 'Holiday On The Buses'.  I dearly hope I do not find a use for that.

What about Jolly Boys' Outing? Good for Margate trips.

Glebe

Quote from: Matthew Dawkins Jub Jub on April 14, 2024, 07:42:28 PMFor the first time in my life I wish I was even remotely close to Warwick.


One. It's £20.

Two. I'm at a nearby Uni, so maybe this goes on expenses.

I really want to go!

Stephen Glynn (De Montfort)

Carry on Sitcom: Connections Between the Carry On Franchise and the British Sitcom Spinoff Genre

Lorna-Jane Richardson (East Anglia)

Carry On Archaeology: Getting to the Bottom of Things


gilbertharding

Quote from: jamiefairlie on April 09, 2024, 09:00:49 PM Postcolonial Analysis of Carry On Abroad

They went to Spain!

Carry On Up the Jungle was right there, too:

"Bernard Bresslaw learned all his native orders in Swahili; however, the "African" extras were of Caribbean origin and did not understand. But Sid James, who was born in South Africa, recognised it and congratulated him."

Norton Canes

Surely 'Carry On At Your Conference'?

lauraxsynthesis

Quote from: gilbertharding on April 16, 2024, 12:43:39 PMCarry On Up the Jungle was right there, too:

"Bernard Bresslaw learned all his native orders in Swahili; however, the "African" extras were of Caribbean origin and did not understand. But Sid James, who was born in South Africa, recognised it and congratulated him."

That's the best Carry On lore I've ever seen.


Norton Canes

They missed a trick there!

Angst in my Pants


dissolute ocelot

Just did a quick search for scholarly articles on the Carry On films and aside from an article in Film Comment (Carry On Up Your Comment, Harlan Kennedy, Vol. 29, No. 1 (JANUARY–FEBRUARY 1993), pp. 34-38) most of the scholarship seems to be in Polish! Wonder if there'll be a lot of Poles in Warwick?

"Carry On za granica" (translates as "Carry on abroad"), Bannister, John. Kwartalnik Filmowy; Warsaw Iss. 56,  (Winter 2006): 107-119,231,233.

"Meskosc w kinie brytyjskim" ("Masculinity in British cinema"), Spicer, Andrew. Kwartalnik Filmowy; Warsaw Iss. 52,  (Winter 2005): 198-218,259,262-263.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-41222-6

The first single-authored monograph devoted to the British sitcom spinoff film

lauraxsynthesis

The final programme for tomorrow has come through and I'm loving the abstracts.

Mobilising William Blake's provocation that in Chaucer "we see the same characters repeated again and again", as expressed in Blake's Descriptive Catalogue of 1809, in tandem with playwright John Arden's division of the British character into a "rectilinear" and "curvilinear" typology (1969), this paper argues that Rothwell's dramaturgy exhibits similar perceptions. Rothwell's Carry On oeuvre emerges as a developed and consistent
vision of humanity in history.


Rothwell's dramaturgy

I think it's going to be a great day.


horse_renoir

Carry On Oeuvre? I 'ardly know her!

GMTV

Networking dinner in the evening

superthunderstingcar

Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on May 29, 2024, 11:18:22 PMThe final programme for tomorrow has come through and I'm loving the abstracts.

Mobilising William Blake's provocation that in Chaucer "we see the same characters repeated again and again", as expressed in Blake's Descriptive Catalogue of 1809, in tandem with playwright John Arden's division of the British character into a "rectilinear" and "curvilinear" typology (1969), this paper argues that Rothwell's dramaturgy exhibits similar perceptions. Rothwell's Carry On oeuvre emerges as a developed and consistent
vision of humanity in history.


Rothwell's dramaturgy

I think it's going to be a great day.


That sounds amazing.

lauraxsynthesis

#27
It's started very well.

Steve Gerrard (Leeds Beckett) - charismatic Welsh film historian!
Carry On Films and Their Production History

The keynote speaker had remarkable bits from the archive - Joan Sims' contract for Emmannuel, full budgets for the films, the score of the Carry On Screaming song... Some of Gerrard's observations:

Charles Hawtrey "is always on the periphery like a fool in Shakespeare"

There were plans for Carry On Dallas and then Carry On Down Under.

Eric Rogers had a 30 piece orchestra and composer & orchestra costs sometimes went over budget, though the films usually came in under budget.

We saw the thwarted love scene between Joan & Sid in Convenience which was described as "kitchen sink". It really is a very effective scene. Gerrard describes the first 6 films as in the genre of "Realism".




shiftwork2

I'm sorry - you're actually at this thing?

Blumf

Quote from: lauraxsynthesis on May 30, 2024, 11:36:55 AMWe saw the thwarted love scene between Joan & Sid in Convenience which was described as "kitchen sink". It really is a very effective scene

The Joan/Sid affair in Convenience is surprisingly touching. I'd love to see that outtake.

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