Exhibition, the Film Reader

Exhibition, the Film Reader

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qFrom 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.q--BOOK JACKET.First comes consideration of the cinema as an analog to the attractions at a carnival/fair/amusement park or a game of chance/arcade. ... At the Universal Studios parks and at the Disney MGM Theme Park such attractions currently appear in combination with moviemaking ... More recently, visual pleasure in an arcade setting has been taken over by the video game. ... EpesWinthrop Sargent, in 1915, devoted fifteen pages of his manual on aquot;Picture Theateraquot; advertising and promotion toanbsp;...

Title:Exhibition, the Film Reader
Author:Ina Rae Hark
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2002


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