Exhibition the Film Reader

Exhibition  the Film Reader

Exhibition, The Film Reader traces the emergence of a culture of movie going, exploring the range of venues in which films have been shown, and following the fluctuating fortunes of film and its continuing struggle to win audiences.

Author: Ina Rae Hark

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235170

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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"From the kinetoscope to the Movie Palaces of Hollywood's golden age, to today's multiplexes, the experience of watching films has varied enormously across film history. Exhibition, The Film Reader traces the emergence of a culture of movie going, exploring the range of venues in which films have been shown, and following the fluctuating fortunes of film and its continuing struggle to win audiences. Contributors explore the meanings conveyed to spectators through different exhibition sites and practices, raises key questions of distribution, access and consumption, and examines the shifting ethnic, gender and economic make-up of audiences."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Performing Arts

Horror the Film Reader

Horror  the Film Reader

Thus, while some critics have seen it as a horror film, others studiously avoided
an association with the genre, or sought to ... While the study of marketing, critical
reception and exhibition can all help us to understand how films were framed for
 ...

Author: Mark Jancovich

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235626

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 188

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Key articles and essays introduce students to debates over the definition of the horror film as a genre, its sexual politics, and its conditions of production and consumption.
Categories: Performing Arts

Movie Music the Film Reader

Movie Music  the Film Reader

As film style began to develop its own formal narrative system to gain both an
economic and cultural means of legitimacy, these spaces and practices of
exhibition needed to follow accordingly to satisfy the desires of film's new
exhibitors, ...

Author: Kay Dickinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

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This important first collection of writings about film music features articles on subjects as diverse as the use of musicians in film narratives and the role of pop-stars as movie-stars
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The Film Cultures Reader

The Film Cultures Reader

The early connection of film to the craft of illusionism and magic can be seen in
the films of Georges Meliès, an illusionist turned film-maker, and in the position of
the exhibition of films as a type of novelty act in vaudeville theaters.3 In both ...

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415252814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 524

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The Film Cultures Reader brings together key writings on contemporary cinema. It focuses on film as a social and cultural practice, and on the relationship between cinema and popular culture.
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Film Reader

Film Reader

products ( the all color , all stereo CinemaScope film as well as the manufacture
and sale of the CinemaScope equipment ) , but it involved important innovations
in the marketing strategies of the ... for theaters to exhibit films in CinemaScope .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125433189

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Exhibition Design

Exhibition Design

The first part of the book covers the conceptual themes of narrative space, performative space and simulated experience and the second the practical concerns of display, lighting, colour, sound and graphics.

Author: David Dernie

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694308

Category: Art

Page: 192

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The way in which the contemporary exhibition is designed is fast changing - previously aloof cultural institutions are making use of technologies and techniques more commonly associated with film and retail. Exhibition Design features a wide variety of examples from around the world, from major trade and commerce fairs, to well-known fine art institutions, to small-scale artist-designed displays. An introduction gives a historical perspective on the development of exhibitions and museums. The first part of the book covers the conceptual themes of narrative space, performative space and simulated experience and the second the practical concerns of display, lighting, colour, sound and graphics. Throughout are photographs, drawings and diagrams of exhibitions, including the work of such internationally renowned architects and designers as Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Atelier Bruckner, Casson Mann, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Imagination, METStudio and Jean Nouvel.
Categories: Art

The Dilys Powell Film Reader

The Dilys Powell Film Reader

It is also a very sober book ; and sobriety is what we find lacking in this film and a
dozen other versions of literary masterpieces . October 1949 To anyone who took
the trouble to look at the recent exhibition of film designs and drawings in the ...

Author: Dilys Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024991310

Category: Film criticism

Page: 453

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Dilys Powell is the doyenne of British film critics. Reviewing for the Sunday Times, and more recently Punch, she has built up a reputation for perceptive assessment. Divided into thematic sections, this selection from over fifty years of criticism reveals her views on such topics as British cinema, the French, film stars, genres, adaptations, and censorship. In addition to critiques of such key films as Citizen Kane and Rashomon, there are entertaining pieces on biblical epics, biopics, and the musical, and sections on films she loathed and those she tried hard to like.
Categories: Film criticism

How Hollywood Works

How Hollywood Works

Hamsher, J. (1997) Killer Instinct: How Two Young Producers Took on Hollywood
and Made the Most Controversial Film of the Decade. New York: Broadway
Books. Hark, I.R. (ed) (2001) Exhibition: The Film Reader. New York: Routledge.

Author: Janet Wasko

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761968148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This volume details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Janet Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the current United States film industry, as well as its relationships to other media industries.
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The Cult Film Reader

The Cult Film Reader

Rough Guides and Sixty Second pocket books on cult films are available in
practically every bookshop. ... of presence of the film — its ownerships, intentions,
promotions, channels of presentation, and the spaces and times of its exhibition.

Author: Mathijs, Ernest

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 549

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"An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... The Cult Film Reader is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." Science Fiction Film and Television "A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK "It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair "The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller "Excellent overview of the subject, and a comprehensive collection of significant scholarship in the field of cult film. Very impressive and long overdue." Steven Rawle, York St John University, UK Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or ‘weird world cinema’, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world’s unruliest images. This book is the world’s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. With editors’ introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study – The Conceptions of Cult; Cult Case Studies; National and International Cults; and Cult Consumption – to provide an accessible overview of the topic. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further related readings. Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O’Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu
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American Cinema of the 1930s

American Cinema of the 1930s

AARON BAKER is an associate professor and the associate director of the
Program in Film and Media Studies at ... She has edited or co-edited Screening
the Male (1993),The Road Movie Book (1997), and Exhibition, the Film Reader (
2001).

Author: Ina Rae Hark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813543031

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year," films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and remain American icons today. The "mature oligopoly" that was the studio system had not only weathered the Depression and become part of mainstream culture through the establishment and enforcement of the Production Code, it was a well-oiled, vertically integrated industrial powerhouse. The ten original essays in American Cinema of the 1930s focus on sixty diverse films of the decade, including Dracula, The Public Enemy, Trouble in Paradise, 42nd Street, King Kong, Imitation of Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with Dirty Faces, Nothing Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Stagecoach .
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The Afterlife of Little Women

The Afterlife of  Little Women

According to the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com), it took a year for Brady to
reach an agreement with Paramount to distribute the film. 249. Kathryn Helgesen
Fuller, “At the Picture Show,” in Exhibition, the Film Reader, ed. Ina Rae Hark ...

Author: Beverly Lyon Clark

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The hit Broadway show of 1912; the lost film of 1919; Katharine Hepburn, as Jo, sliding down a banister in George Cukor’s 1933 movie; Mark English’s shimmering 1967 illustrations; Jo—this time played by Sutton Foster—belting "I'll be / astonishing" in the 2004 Broadway musical flop: these are only some of the markers of the afterlife of Little Women. Then there’s the nineteenth-century child who wrote, "If you do not... make Laurie marry Beth, I will never read another of your books as long as I live." Not to mention Miss Manners, a Little Women devotee, who announced that the book taught her an important life lesson: "Although it’s very nice to have two clean gloves, it’s even more important to have a little ink on your fingers." In The Afterlife of Little Women, Beverly Lyon Clark, a leading authority on children’s literature, explores these and other after-tremors, both popular and academic, as she maps the reception of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless novel, first published in 1868. Clark divides her discussion into four historical periods. The first covers the novel’s publication and massive popularity in the late nineteenth century. In the second era—the first three decades of the twentieth century—the novel becomes a nostalgic icon of the domesticity of a previous century, while losing status among the literary and scholarly elite. In its mid-century afterlife (1930–1960), Little Women reaches a low in terms of its critical reputation but remains a well-known piece of Americana within popular culture. The book concludes with a long chapter on Little Women’s afterlife from the 1960s to the present—a period in which the reading of the book seems to decline, while scholarly attention expands dramatically and popular echoes continue to proliferate. Drawing on letters and library records as well as reviews, plays, operas, film and television adaptations, spinoff novels, translations, Alcott biographies, and illustrations, Clark demonstrates how the novel resonates with both conservative family values and progressive feminist ones. She grounds her story in criticism of children’s literature, book history, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and adaptation studies. Written in an accessible narrative style, The Afterlife of Little Women speaks to scholars, librarians, and devoted Alcott fans.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From the Third Eye

From the Third Eye

In this first collection of film writing from Evergreen Review, the legendary publication's important contributions to film culture are available in a single volume.

Author: Ed Halter

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609806163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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In this first collection of film writing from Evergreen Review, the legendary publication's important contributions to film culture are available in a single volume. Featuring such legendary writers as Nat Hentoff, Norman Mailer, Parker Tyler, and Amos Vogel, the book presents writing on the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ousmane Sembene, Andy Warhol, and others and offers incisive essays and interviews from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Articles explore politics, revolution, and the cinema; underground and experimental film, pornography, and censorship; and the rise of independent film against the dominance of Hollywood. A new introductory essay by Ed Halter reveals the important role Evergreen Review and its publisher, Grove Press, played in advancing cinema during this period through innovations in production, distribution, and exhibition. Editor Ed Halter began working on this book in 2001 with Barney Rosset, using his personal files and interviews with him as initial research. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Silent Cinema Reader

The Silent Cinema Reader

In order to reconstruct the stages (or exhibition sites) on which French films
played during this period, and to gauge their impact, I draw not only on the
extensive research of Musser, Allen, and others but also on several strands of
public and ...

Author: Lee Grieveson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415252849

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

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The Silent Cinema Reader brings together key writings on cinema from the beginnings of film in 1894 to the advent of sound in 1927, addressing the development of film production and exhibition technologies, methods of distribution, film form, and film culture during this critical period on film history. Thematic sections address: film projection and variety shows; storytelling and the Nickelodeon; cinema and reform; feature films and cinema programs; classical Hollywood cinema and European national cinemas. Each section is introduced by the editors, and contains suggestions for further readings and film viewings.
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Hollywood Comedians the Film Reader

Hollywood Comedians  the Film Reader

The approaches to silent film comedy presented here move beyond Agee ' s
golden age thesis to suggest more dynamic ... To secure more favourable
distribution and exhibition conditions , the star comedians thus found themselves
having to ...

Author: Frank Krutnik

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235529

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Essays explore a variety of comedy films and comedians, from the silent era to the present day, covering such performers as the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, and Jerry Lewis.
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The Moving Image

The Moving Image

3 EXHIBITION THE FILM READER EDITED BY INA RAE HARK Exhibition : The
Film Reader EDITED BY INA RAE HARK ROUTLEDGE PRESS 2002 NOTES 1 . I
took the liberty to compare and discuss a spectrum of films that arc across ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113513795

Category: Motion picture film

Page:

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Categories: Motion picture film

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader

... the B.C. , were each invited to live in the housing com second exhibition , “
Homeless : The Street and Other munities whose struggles they were
documenting Venues . ” But it was critical , in this exhibition , not on film and
videotape ( Matias ...

Author: Malcolm Miles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415302455

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
Categories: Social Science

Explorations in New Cinema History

Explorations in New Cinema History

Bringing together a collection of essays written by scholars working on the leading edge of the field, this volume prompts us to question and revise our understanding of key periods of cinema history, and opens up cinema studies to long ...

Author: Richard Maltby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396409

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Explorations in New Cinema History brings together cutting-edge research by the leading scholars in the field to identify new approaches to writing and understanding the social and cultural history of cinema, focusing on cinema’s audiences, the experience of cinema, and the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange. Includes contributions from Robert Allen, Annette Kuhn, John Sedwick, Mark Jancovich, Peter Sanfield, and Kathryn Fuller-Seeley among others Develops the original argument that the social history of cinema-going and of the experience of cinema should take precedence over production- and text-based analyses Explores the cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange, including patterns of popularity and taste, the role of individual movie theatres in creating and sustaining their audiences, and the commercial, political and legal aspects of film exhibition and distribution Prompts readers to reassess their understanding of key periods of cinema history, opening up cinema studies to long-overdue conversations with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences Presents rigorous empirical research, drawing on digital technology and geospatial information systems to provide illuminating insights in to the uses of cinema
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Watching Films

Watching Films

With a focus on the social, economic and cultural factors that influence how we watch and think about movies, this volume centres its investigations on four areas of inquiry: Who watches films? Under what circumstances?

Author: Albert Moran

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783201655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

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Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception provides new and compelling insights into the social, cultural and economic factors that influence the circulation, prensentations and consumption of film. This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the rapidly changing nature of modern cinema.
Categories: Technology & Engineering