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Title Audiences : defining and researching screen entertainment reception / edited by Ian Christie.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
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Series The key debates ; 3
Key debates ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-298) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: in search of audiences / Ian Christie -- pt. 1. Reassessing historic audiences. "At the picture palace": the British cinema audience, 1895-1920 / Nicholas Hiley ; The gentleman in the stalls: Georges Melies and spectatorship in early cinema / Frank Kessler ; Beyond the nickelodeon: cinema going, everyday life and identity politics / Judith Thissen ; Cinema in the colonial city: early film audiences in Calcutta / Ranita Chatterjee ; Locating early non-theatrical audiences / Gregory A Waller ; Understanding audience behavior through statistical evidence: London and Amsterdam in the mid-1930s / John Sedgwick and Clara Pafort-Overduin -- pt. 2. New frontiers in audience research. The aesthetics and viewing regimes of cinema and television, and their dialectics / Annie van den Oever ; Tapping into our tribal heritage: The lord of the rings and brain evolution / Torben Grodal ; Cinephilia in the digital age / Laurent Jullier and Jean-Marc Leveratto ; Spectator, film and the mobile phone / Roger Odin ; Exploring inner worlds: where cognitive psychology may take us / a dialogue between Tim J. Smith and Ian Christie -- pt. 3. Once and future audiences. Crossing out the audience / Martin Barker ; The cinema spectator: a special memory / Raymond Bellour ; Operatic cinematics: a new view from the stalls / Kay Armatiage ; What do we really know about film audiences? / Ian Christie.
Summary "This timely volume engages with one of the most important shifts in recent film studies: the turn away from text-based analysis towards the viewer. Historically, this marks a return to early interest in the effect of film on the audience by psychoanalysts and psychologists, which was overtaken by concern with the 'effects' of film, linked to calls for censorship and moral panics rather than to understanding the mental and behavioral world of the spectator. Early cinema history has revealed the diversity of film-viewing habits, while traditional 'box office' studies, which treated the audience initially as a homogeneous market, have been replaced by the study of individual consumers and their motivations. Latterly, there has been a marked turn towards more sophisticated economic and sociological analysis of attendance data. And as the film experience fragments across multiple formats, the perceptual and cognitive experience of the individual viewer (who is also an auditor) has become increasingly accessible. With contributions from Gregory Waller, John Sedgwick and Martin Barker, this work spans the spectrum of contemporary audience studies, revealing work being done on local, non-theatrical and live digital transmission audiences, and on the relative attraction of large-scale, domestic and mobile platforms."--Publisher's website.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Motion picture audiences.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
The arts.
Film, TV and radio.
Films, cinema.
Film theory and criticism.
Motion picture audiences. (OCoLC)fst01027116
Indexed Term Motion pictures
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Christie, Ian, 1945- editor.
Added Title Defining and researching screen entertainment reception
Other Form: Print version: Audiences. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012 9789089643629 (OCoLC)788268454
ISBN 9789048515059 (electronic book)
904851505X (electronic book)
9789089643629 (paper)
9089643621 (paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000050770370
GBVCP 1003726062
GBVCP 1009431145

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