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Popular filmgoing in 1930s Britain : a choice of pleasures

Author: John Sedgwick
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
Series: Exeter studies in film history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book establishes similarities and differences between national and regional tastes through detailed case study analysis of cinemagoing in Bolton and Brighton, two very different English towns, and offers an analysis of genre development. It also reveals that, although Hollywood continued to dominate the British market, films emanating from British studios also proved remarkably popular with domestic audiences.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Sedgwick, John.
Popular filmgoing in 1930s Britain.
Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606474862
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sedgwick
ISBN: 0859896609 9780859896603
OCLC Number: 44786157
Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A theory of film choice: a matter of taste --
2. The context --
3. Measuring popularity --
Appendix: London's West End flagship cinemas --
4. Shares in the British market --
5. Popular films and their stars in Bolton (Worktown) --
Appendix: Annual top 100 films shown in Bolton for 1934 and 1935, compared with their national performance --
6. Comparative cinemagoing preferences, 1934-1935: National, Bolton and Brighton audiences --
7. Profits, film budgets and popularity --
8. Genres, generic lineages and 'hits' --
9. Stardom and 'hits' --
Appendix: The financial performances of the films of Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and William Powell --
10. Michael Balcon's close encounter with the American market --
11. Difficulties facing the production sector of the British film industry during the late 1930s --
12. Conclusion --
Appendix 1: The national sample cinema set --
Appendix 2: 126 London West End 'hits' --
Appendix 3: POPSTAT top 100 films 1932-1937.
Series Title: Exeter studies in film history.
Responsibility: John Sedgwick.
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In the 1930s there were close to a billion annual admissions to the cinema in Britain and it was by far the most popular paid-for leisure activity. This book is an exploration of that popularity. The  Read more...

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