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The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

Edited by: Daniel Biltereyst , Richard Maltby , Philippe Meers

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138955844
eBook ISBN: 9781315666051
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315666051
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<P><EM>The</EM> <I>Routledge Companion to New Cinema History</I> presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and traveling exhibitions to the multiplexes of today.</P> <P></P> <P>Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the study of new cinema history examines the circulation and consumption of cinema, the political and legal structures that underpinned its activities, the place that it occupied in the lives of its audiences and the traces that it left in their memories. Using a broad range of methods from the statistical analyses of box office economics to ethnography, oral history, and memory studies, this approach has brought about an undisputable change in how we study cinema, and the questions we ask about its history. This companion<I> </I>examines the place, space, and practices of film exhibition and programming; the questions of gender and ethnicity within the cinematic experience; and the<EM> </EM>ways in which audiences gave meaning to cinemagoing practices, specific films, stars, and venues, and its operation as a site of social and cultural exchange from Detroit and Laredo to Bandung and Chennai. Contributors demonstrate how the digitization of source materials and the use of digital research tools have enabled them to map previously unexplored aspects of cinema?s business and social history and undertake comparative analysis of the diversity of the social experience of cinema across regional, national, and continental boundaries. </P> <P></P> <P>With contributions from leading scholars in the field, <EM>The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History</EM> enlarges and refines our understanding of cinema?s place in the social history of the twentieth century.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Connections, intermediality, and the anti-archive Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Film history, cultural memory, and the experience of cinema Download PDF
Chapter  3:  How I became a new cinema historian Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The subject of history and the clutter of phenomena Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The new nontheatrical cinema history? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Reading newspapers and writing American silent cinema history Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Arclights and zoom lenses Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Comparing historical cinema cultures Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The archeology of itinerant film exhibition Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cinema history as social history Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Early film stars in trade journals and newspapers Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The high stakes conflict between the Motion Picture Export Association and the Netherlands Cinema Association, 1945–1946  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  “Perhaps everyone has forgotten just how pictures are shown to the public” Download PDF
Chapter  14:  “When in doubt, Showcase” Download PDF
Chapter  15:  When distributors’ trash becomes exhibitors’ treasure Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Roll the credits Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Three moments of cinema exhibition Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Currents of empire Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Remembering the first movie theaters and early cinema exhibition in Quay, Smyrna, Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Exhibiting Films in a Predominantly Mexican American Market Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Popular filmgoing in mid-1950s Milan Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Distribution and Exhibition in Warner bros. Philadelphia Theaters, 1935–1936 Download PDF
Chapter  23:  To be Continued … Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Kino-Barons and Noble Minds Download PDF
Chapter  25:  When the history of moviegoing is a history of movie watching, then what about the films? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The evergreens and mayflies of film history Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Analyzing memories through video-interviews Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Social sense and embodied sensibility Download PDF
Chapter  29:  “It Pays to Plan ’em!” Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Why Young People Still Go to the Movies Download PDF
Chapter  31:  For Many but not for All Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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