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Author: Richard Maltby; Melvyn Stokes; Robert Clyde Allen
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2007.
Series: Exeter studies in film history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Going to the movies.
Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2007
(OCoLC)180880538
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Maltby; Melvyn Stokes; Robert Clyde Allen
ISBN: 9780859899161 0859899160
OCLC Number: 652300868
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 480 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction Richard Maltby and Melvyn Stokes; Part 1: Studies of Local Cinema Exhibition; 1. Race, Religion, and Rusticity: Relocating U.S. Film History Robert C. Allen, Professor of American Studies, History and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2. Tri-racial Theaters in Robeson County, North Carolina (1896-1940) Christopher J. McKenna, currently researching issues of race and censorship in the history of movie-going in North Carolina at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 3. The White in the Race Movie Audience Jane Gaines, Professor of Literature and English at Duke University; 4. Sundays in Norfolk: Toward a Protestant Utopia Through Film Exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910-1920 Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Professor of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia; 5. Patchwork Maps of Movie-Going, 1911-1913 Richard Abel, Robert Altman Collegiate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Michigan; 6. Leshono habo' bimuving piktshurs (Next year at the Moving Pictures): Cinema and social change in the Jewish immigrant community Judith Thissen, Assistant Professor in Media History at Utrecht University, Netherlands; 7. 'Four Hours of Hootin' and Hollerin": Moviegoing and Everyday Life Outside the Movie Palace Jeffrey Klenotic, Associate Professor of Communication Arts at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester; 8. Cinema-going in the United States in the mid-1930s: A Study Based on the Variety Dataset Mark Glancy, Senior Lecturer in History at Queen Mary, University of London and John Sedgwick, Principal Lecturer in Economics at London Metropolitan University; 9. Race Houses, Jim Crow Roosts, and Lily White Palaces: desegregating the Motion Picture Theater Thomas Doherty, Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University; Part II: Other Cinema: Alternatives to Theatrical Exhibition; 10. The Reel of the Month Club: 16mm Projectors, Home Theaters and Film Libraries in the 19320s Haidee Wasson, Assistant Professor of Cinema at Concordia University, Montreal; 11. Early Art Cinema in the U.S.: Symon Gould and the Little Cinema Movement of the 1920s Anne Morey, associate professor in English at Texas A & M University; 12. Free Talking Picture --
Every Farmer is Welcome: Non-theatrical Film and Everyday Life in Rural America during the 1930s Gregory A. Waller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University; 13. Cinema's Shadow: Reconsidering Non-Theatrical Exhibition Barbara Klinger, Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana; Part III: Hollywood Movies in Broader Perspective: Audiences at Home and Abroad; 14. Changing Images of Movie Audiences Richard Butsch, Professor of Sociology, American Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Rider University. 15. 'Healthy Films from America': The emergence of a Catholic film mass movement in Belgium and the realm of Hollywood, 1928-1939 Daniel Biltereyst, Professor in Film, Television and Cultural Media Studies, Ghent University, Belgium; 16. The child audience and the 'horrific' film in 1930s Britain Annette Kuhn, writer and teacher on films, cinema history, visual culture, and cultural memory; 17. Hollywood in Vernacular: Translation and Cross-Cultural Reception of American Films in Turkey Ahmet Gurata, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at the Gazi University, Ankara; 18. Cowboy Modern: African Audiences, Hollywood Films, and Visions of the West Charles Ambler, Professor of History at the University of Texas at El Paso; 19. 'Opening Everywhere': Multiplexes and the Speed of Cinema Culture Charles R. Acland, Professor and Concordia Research Chair in Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal; 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, Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia.
Series Title: Exeter studies in film history.
Other Titles: Hollywood and the social experience of cinema
Responsibility: edited by Richard Maltby, Melvyn Stokes and Robert C. Allen.

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