Exhibition, The Film Reader / Edition 1

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From the kinetoscope, used by one viewer at a time, to the lavish movie palaces of Hollywood's golden era, the experience of watching films has varied enormously across film. Exhibition, The Film Reader traces the emergence of a culture of moviegoing, exploring the range of venues in which films have been shown and following the fluctuating status of film and the continuning struggle over audiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415235181
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/13/2001
  • Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ina Rae Hark is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina. She is co-editor with Steven Cohan of The Road Movie Book (Routledge 1997) and Screening the Male (Routldge 1993).

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Table of Contents


Part I: Where the Movies Were
1. The Nickelodeon Theatre 1905-1914: Building an Audience for the Movies: Russell Merritt
2. Another Audience: Black Moviegoing from 1907-1916: Gregory Waller
3. Nickelodeon Nomenclature: The Urban Picture Palace's Consequences for Small- Town Exhibition: Kathryn Helgesen Fuller
4. The Movie Palace and the Theatrical Sources of Its Architectural Style: Charlotte Herzog
5. Discourses on Art Houses in the 1950s: Barbara Wilinsky
6. The K-Mart Audience at the Mall Movies: William Paul

Part II: The Business of Exhibition
7. The Rise of National Theatre Chains- Balaban & Katz: Postscript: Douglas Gomery
8. The Relationship Between Motion Picture Distribution and Exhibition: an Analysis of the Effects of Anti-Blind Bidding Legislation: Suzanne I. Schiller
9. Where the Drive- In Fits into the Movie Industry: Anthony Downs
10. The Evolution of the Motion Picture Theatre Business in the 1980s: Thomas Guback

Part III: The Meanings of the Exhibition Site
11. An Acre of Seats in a Garden of Dreams: The Stage Moves to the Screen: Ben M. Hall
12. The "Theatre Man" and "The Girl in the Box Office": Ina Rae Hark
13. The Multiplex: the Modern American Motion Picture Theatre as Message: Gary Edgerton
14. Film and Society: Public Rituals and Private Space: Dudley Andrew
15. Spectatorial Flâneríe: Anne Friedberg

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