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Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of the Cinema
     

Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of the Cinema

by Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes, Robert C. Allen
 

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ISBN-10: 0859898121

ISBN-13: 9780859898126

Pub. Date: 03/15/2008

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

Shop girls and factory hands paying a nickel to watch silent Westerns in a variety bill at the Music Hall; the "sophisticated" clientele of New York's modernist art-house cinemas; the sold-out opening weekends at shopping-mall megaplexes; FilmAid screenings of Charlie Chaplin in refugee camps in Afghanistan... the ways in which American and global audiences have

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Shop girls and factory hands paying a nickel to watch silent Westerns in a variety bill at the Music Hall; the "sophisticated" clientele of New York's modernist art-house cinemas; the sold-out opening weekends at shopping-mall megaplexes; FilmAid screenings of Charlie Chaplin in refugee camps in Afghanistan... the ways in which American and global audiences have viewed movies are as rich and varied a part of cinematic history as anything shown on the silver screen.

In pioneering essays by many of the leading experts in this rapidly-developing field of cinema history, Going to the Movies moves beyond the familiar images of nickelodeons and movie palaces to analyse the place of movie theatres in local communities, the roles of race and religion in constructing and segregating audiences, the links between film and other entertainment media, the varied forms of non-theatrical exhibition and the historical development of the globalized audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859898126
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
03/15/2008
Series:
University of Exeter Press - Exeter Studies in History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations, viii,
Notes on Contributors, x,
Acknowledgements, xv,
Introduction Richard Maltby and Melvyn Stokes, 1,
Part I: Studies of Local Cinema Exhibition,
1. Race, Region, and Rusticity: Relocating U.S. Film History Robert C. Allen, 25,
2. Tri-racial Theaters in Robeson County, North Carolina, 1896–1940 Christopher J. McKenna, 45,
3. The White in the Race Movie Audience Jane M. Gaines, 60,
4. Sundays in Norfolk: Toward a Protestant Utopia Through Film Exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910–1920 Terry Lindvall, 76,
5. Patchwork Maps of Moviegoing, 1911–1913 Richard Abel, 94,
6. Next Year at the Moving Pictures: Cinema and Social Change in the Jewish Immigrant Community Judith Thissen, 113,
7. 'Four Hours of Hootin' and Hollerin": Moviegoing and Everyday Life Outside the Movie Palace Jeffrey Klenotic, 130,
8. Cinemagoing in the United States in the mid-1930s: A Study Based on the Variety Dataset Mark Glancy and John Sedgwick, 155,
9. Race Houses, Jim Crow Roosts, and Lily White Palaces: Desegregating the Motion Picture Theater Thomas Doherty, 196,
Part II: Other Cinema: Alternatives to Theatrical Exhibition,
10. The Reel of the Month Club: 16mm Projectors, Home Theaters and Film Libraries in the 1920s Haidee Wasson, 217,
11. Early Art Cinema in the U.S.: Symon Gould and the Little Cinema Movement of the 1920s Anne Morey, 235,
12. Free Talking Picture—Every Farmer is Welcome: Non-theatrical Film and Everyday Life in Rural America during the 1930s Gregory A. Waller, 248,
13. Cinema's Shadow: Reconsidering Non-theatrical Exhibition Barbara Klinger, 273,
Part III: Hollywood Movies in Broader Perspective: Audiences at Home and Abroad,
14. Changing Images of Movie Audiences Richard Butsch, 293,
15. 'Healthy Films from America': The Emergence of a Catholic Film Mass Movement in Belgium and the Realm of Hollywood, 1928–1939 Daniel Biltereyst, 307,
16. The Child Audience and the 'Horrific' Film in 1930s Britain Annette Kuhn, 323,
17. Hollywood in Vernacular: Translation and Cross-cultural Reception of American Films in Turkey Ahmet Gürata, 333,
18. Cowboy Modern: African Audiences, Hollywood Films, and Visions of the West Charles Ambler, 348,
19. 'Opening Everywhere': Multiplexes and the Speed of Cinema Culture Charles R. Acland, 364,
20. 'Cinema Comes to Life at the Cornerhouse, Nottingham': 'American' Exhibition, Local Politics and Global Culture in the Construction of the Urban Entertainment Centre Mark Jancovich, 383,
Notes, 394,
Index, 462,

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