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Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Lisa Stead

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women’s Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain offers a rich new exploration of interwar women’s fictions and their complex intersections with cinema. ... More


House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience

Lakshmi Srinivas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226361420
eISBN:
9780226361734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361734.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Popular Indian cinema provides entertainment for people from all walks of life but equally importantly, cinema provides collective experience and a common referent in a country of mind-boggling ... More


"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Richard Farmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The utility dream palace is a cultural history of cinemagoing and the cinema exhibition industry in Britain during the Second World War, a period of massive audiences in which vast swathes of the ... More


Respondents' Film Viewing Habit(u)s

Claire Monk

in Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638246
eISBN:
9780748651238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The critique of heritage cinema has demarcated ‘heritage films’ as institutionally and culturally distinct from the mainstream in particular ways that mark enjoyment of them as a taste, and a sphere ... More


Introduction

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction established the scope and aims of the volume, and its focus upon the intersection of women and modernity, women and cinema and women and British interwar print culture. It sets up ... More


Off to the Pictures: Cinema, Fiction and Interwar Culture

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter outlines the critical and contextual foundations for the case study chapters that follow, establishing in greater depth the three interlocking contexts of moviegoing, print culture and ... More


Middlebrow Modernity: Class, Cinema-going and Selfhood

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter explores the presence of cinema in middlebrow literary fictions, looking at how cinemagoing features in the depiction of middle-class life in feminine middlebrow literature specifically ... More


Wander, Watch, Repeat: Jean Rhys and Cinema

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This explores how modernist literature in the late 1920s and in the 1930s engaged with and conceptualised cinema culture, focusing on Jean Rhys’s early novels as a case study. It first examines her ... More


Afterword

Lisa Stead

in Off to the Pictures: Cinemagoing, Women's Writing and Movie Culture in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694884
eISBN:
9781474426701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694884.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This section offers a detailed conclusion to the volume as a whole suggesting that the case studies within reveal the centrality of processes of negotiation, or ‘offsetting’ in women’s encounters ... More


Audiences Negotiate Tickets and Seating

Lakshmi Srinivas

in House Full: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226361420
eISBN:
9780226361734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361734.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 4 examines the contingent nature of cinemagoing by focusing on the significance of mundanities such as tickets, queues and seating for audiences. It addresses the ways in which audiences ... More


Introduction

Richard Farmer

in "Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45": The utility dream palace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091889
eISBN:
9781526109644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091889.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Cinemas were, for tens of millions of Britons each week, an element of everyday life, and cinemagoing was a cultural and experiential activity that was at once exciting and mundane. Changes to ... More


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