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Modernism, Nostalgia and the Hollywood Renaissance

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses films inspired by internal conflicts in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s, as divisions between young and old, black and white, and left and right became ... More


“A Treacherous Tightrope”: The Office of War Information, Psychological Warfare, and Film Distribution in Liberated Europe

Alice Lovejoy

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Alice Lovejoy, chronicles the United States Office of War Information’s plans to distribute forty Hollywood feature films in liberated Europe under the auspices of the Supreme ... More


Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

David Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748699100
eISBN:
9781474408578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Combining cultural history, media industry analysis, reception study, and textual readings, this book explores how nostalgia for drive-in theatres and grind houses provides fans with remembered ... More


The Exhibitors Strike Back: Multiplexes, Video and the Rise of Home Cinema

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the cinema of the 1980s, which saw not only the stabilisation of audience numbers, but also the creation of new audiences. One of the main reasons for this was the emergence of ... More


The Network of Intermediaries

Peter Bosma

in Film Programming: Curating for Cinemas, Festivals, Archives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174596
eISBN:
9780231850827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174596.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise characterisation of the network of intermediaries: film distribution, the issue of copyright, and the phenomenon of film criticism. Film distribution traditionally forms ... More


Initial Distribution beyond First National, 1923

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the final two years of Thomas Ince's career, First National was to become steadily less central, only one among several distribution outlets. One of the key concessions as a result of the ... More


The Emergence of the Films Division: Institutional Roots and Tensions

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter begins with the discussion of the birth of the Films Division as Nehru’s brainchild and the hope Indian filmmakers placed in the power of the documentary medium to contribute to the ... More


Digital – A Missed Opportunity?

Gillian Doyle

in The Rise and Fall of the Uk Film Council

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748698233
eISBN:
9781474416122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698233.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing on both documentation and extensive interviews with key industry and policy players, this chapter analyses the role that the transition to digital played in both the policy thinking and ... More


New Day Films: Collective Aesthetics and the collection

Elizabeth Coffman and Erica Stein

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter tells the history of New Day Films, a film collective founded 1972. Today, New Day is one of the most financially stable nontheatrical distribution collectives in North America, boasting ... More


The Congressional Battle over Motion Picture Distribution, 1936–40

Catherine Jurca

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using largely un-researched congressional records, this chapter examines the four hearings held between 1936 and 1940 on trade practices in distribution, notably block-booking and blind selling, ... More


After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

Erika Balsom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176934
eISBN:
9780231543125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities ... More


Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Sangita Gopal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in ... More


Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

A. T. McKenna

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Joseph E. Levine was one of the most recognizable figures in postwar American cinema; he pioneered saturation opening techniques, revolutionized art-film marketing, and was hugely successful as a ... More


Content Wars

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142173
eISBN:
9780813142555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the switch to streaming video, a whole host or royalty, content, and distribution issues need to be addressed. In addition, there is a plethora of programming designed specifically for the web. ... More


Monsters and Man-Gods

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about Levine’s career in the late 1950s—the period when he first became famous. It was at this time that Levine achieved success with saturation in selling Godzilla: King of the ... More


George Spoor, George Kleine, and the Rise of the Nickelodeon

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of George Spoor, George Kleine, and the Nickelodeon in the development of Chicago's film industry. Spoor had a theatrical background that made him a natural for the ... More


Conclusion

David Church

in Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748699100
eISBN:
9781474408578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book concludes with a discussion of nostalgia's relevance to the growing field of fan studies, arguing that much recent scholarship on fandom leans disproportionately toward figuring fans as ... More


Investing, Exploiting, Saturating

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the various partnerships and business ventures Levine entered into in the immediate postwar era. He learned how to capitalize on current events at this time, with varying degrees ... More


The Moving Platform

Wheeler Winston Dixon

in Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813142173
eISBN:
9780813142555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142173.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It is an inescapable fact that we will soon experience a complete changeover to digital formatting, eschewing film entirely, many audience members were deeply disturbed by the thought, as if, in ... More


Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter takes an in-depth look at the making of the film Lili (1953), starring Leslie Caron. It explores Walters’ participation in the development of the script (with writer Helen Deutsch), his ... More


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