9780415235181

Exhibition, the Film Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415235181

  • ISBN10:

    0415235189

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2001-12-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

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 Readertraces 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
General Introduction 1(16)
PART ONE: WHERE THE MOVIES WERE 17(72)
Introduction
17(4)
The Nickelodeon Theater, 1905-1914: Building an Audience for the Movies
21(10)
Russell Merritt
Another Audience: Black Moviegoing from 1907 to 1916
31(10)
Gregory Waller
At the Picture Show
41(10)
Kathryn Helgesen Fuller
The Movie Palace and the Theatrical Sources of its Architectural Style
51(16)
Charlotte Herzog
Discourses on Art Houses in the 1950s
67(10)
Barbara Wilinsky
The K-mart Audience at the Mall Movies
77(12)
William Paul
PART TWO: THE BUSINESS OF EXHIBITION 89(48)
Introduction
89(2)
The Rise of National Theatre Chains: Balaban & Katz
91(16)
Douglas Gomery
The Relationship Between Motion Picture Distribution and Exhibition: An Analysis of the Effects of Anti-blind-bidding Legislation
107(16)
Suzanne I. Schiller
Where the Drive-in Fits into the Movie Industry
123(4)
Anthony Downs
The Evolution of the Motion Picture Theater Business in the 1980s
127(10)
Thomas Guback
PART THREE: THE MEANINGS OF THE EXHIBITION SITE 137(46)
Introduction
137(2)
The Best Remaining Seats
139(4)
Ben M. Hall
The ``Theater Man'' and ``The Girl in the Box Office''
143(12)
Ina Rae Hark
The Multiplex: the Modern American Motion Picture Theater as Message
155(6)
Gary Edgerton
Film and Society: Public Rituals and Private Space
161(12)
Dudley Andrew
Spectatorial Flanerie
173(10)
Anne Friedberg
Select Bibliography 183(6)
Index 189

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