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  1. Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams, and Susan Sontag : Campaigners of Camp and the Carry On films.


    URL/Identifizierer http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/579
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften / Sammelbänden>>
    UrheberBannister, John
    Verleger University <Edinburgh>
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2007
    Umfang 16 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmanalyse; Filmsoziologie
    Freie Schlagworte FW Carry On film; Homosexuelles Stereotyp
    Beschreibung "For twenty years from 1958-1978 the Camp characters played by Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams in the Carry On films represented the homosexual stereotype. Famous or infamous for its particular brand of toilet humour these characters were the butt of this humour. The toilet in the Carry on films, quite literally, was the totem of the camp homosexual. And yet, of the two actors, it was Kenneth Williams's characters which reminded audiences throughout the 60s and 70s of the unpleasant smell of the homosexual lingering in the WC. In Carry On Spying (1964) Desmond Simkins/Williams warns off a man following him into the toilet: "I'd give it a minute if I where you?" while Hawtrey's flamboyant characters such as Duc de Pommfrit in Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966) wafts away the smell of prejudice that surrounds him with a scented kerchief and an air of aristocratic concupiscence. And audiences loved him for it. This paper explains why. Exclusively drawing on Susan Sontag's "Notes on Camp" (1964) and sifting through the ordure of the lavatory humour of the Carry On films Hawtrey's genuine camp sensibility emerges like a purgative against prejudicial attitudes towards homosexuality while Williams's dishonest camp acting consigns his characters to the "muck pit" forever. Hawtrey's characters provided a defensive alliance with their adolescent male audience and washed away forever the stain of defecating humour that had contaminated the gay stereotype. "Camp taste [was], above all, a mode of enjoyment, of appreciation – not judgment ... a kind of love, love for human nature" observed Sontag (291). Hawtrey's Campaign of comic cleansing was complete." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturArticle; Works Cited
    Themen FWFilm>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Einzelne Filme (Sekundärliteratur)
    RVK FWAP 47950; AP 59800
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1950 - 1959>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1960 - 1969>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Zugriffsrechtefreier Zugang
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceForum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, Spring 2007