The place of the audience: cultural geographies of film consumption

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British Film Institute, 2003 - 281 páginas
It has been a recurring complaint both within, and against, Film Studies that it has largely ignored the activities of audiences. This book aims to address this absence (as compared to Television Studies) and to explain its cause. The authors argue that there is a social context in which the consumption of film can be understood or studied historically and aims to demonstrate that a concentration on the place of film consumption within the changing cultural politics of the city can offer a compelling and productive focus of analysis. As a result, the book examines not only the different meanings of different sites of film exhibition and distribution (city centre cinemas, local cinemas, art house cinemas, multiplexes, terrestrial television transmission, video rental and retail, and satellite/cable), but also the meanings of the activities of film consumption associated with these sites. Through unique use of archival materials and ethnographic studies of the audience, the book therefore examines the meanings of film consumption from the earliest film showings up to the present day.

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Índice

Contexts of Film Consumption
16
Class Gender and Public Space in Early Film Consumption
37
Slum Clearance Cinema Building and Differentiated Experiences
83
Introduction
131
The Developing Meanings of a
154
Modernity Memory and the Meanings of Place
167
Introduction
183
Multiplexes
197
Culture Diversity and Legitimacy
212
Futurology Film Content and the New Media
227
Conclusion
241
Bibliography
254
Index
276
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Sobre el autor (2003)

Mark Jancovich is Reader and Director of the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham. Lucy Faire is a Research Associate in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University. Sarah Stubbings is a PhD student in the Institute of Film Studies at the University of Nottingham.

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