Subversive Champagne

Earlier in the scene, Mrs. Peel refers to Steed's “subversive champagne” – cut in
the final filmed version – and this is an apt description of the effect which the
season and series offer, at their very best: despite the enjoyable froth, there is a ...

Subversive Champagne

Subversive Champagne

Subversive Champagne re-examines the 1960s cult television series, The Avengers, through a close analysis of 25 filmed episodes. The book examines how The Avengers - during the classic Emma Peel era (1964-1967) - was continually shifting the boundaries of audience expectation, defying both genre classification and viewers' traditional desire for kitchen sink drama. Subversive Champagne centres on eighteen episodes from the monochrome Peel Season 4 - widely acknowledged as the artistic pinnacle of the series. It is in this era - caught between video-tape and colour film - that The Avengers was undergoing arguably its most profound stylistic and thematic transitions, from mild eccentricity to something genuinely experimental. The author extends his journey into the exhilarating but 'uneven' colour Season 5, adding chapters on seven more episodes, thus allowing us to explore the entire Emma Peel era. Entertaining froth or groundbreaking art? Rediscover the most iconic show in television history.

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Subversive Champagne
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Rodney Marshall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-03 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Subversive Champagne re-examines the 1960s cult television series, The Avengers, through a close analysis of 25 filmed episodes. The book examines how The Avengers - during the classic Emma Peel era (1964-1967) - was continually shifting the boundaries of audience expectation, defying both genre classification and viewers' traditional desire for
Avengerland: A Critical Guide
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rodney Marshall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

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Bright Horizons
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rodney Marshall, Sam Denham, Bernard Ginez, Richard Cogzell, Denis Chauvet, Piers Johnson, James Speirs, Frank Hui, Darren Burch, Margaret J Gordon, Roger Marshall, JZ Ferguson, Dan O'Shea
Categories: Fiction
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Mrs. Peel, We're Needed
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rodney Marshall, Sam Denham, Bernard Ginez, Richard Cogzell, Piers Johnson, James Speirs, Frank Hui, Margaret J Gordon, JZ Ferguson, Sunday Swift, Lauren Humphries-Brooks, Dan O'Shea
Categories: Fiction
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Anticlockwise
Language: en
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Authors: Rodney Marshall, Sam Denham, Bernard Ginez, Richard Cogzell, Frank Shailes, Piers Johnson, Frank Hui, Darren Burch, Margaret J Gordon, JZ Ferguson, Sunday Swift, Lauren Humphries-Brooks, Matthew Lee, Mark Saunders, Dan O'Shea
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