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42nd Street Forever? Constructing ‘Grindhouse Cinema’ from Exhibition to Genre to Transmedia Concept

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/9780748699100.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The term “grindhouse” has transitioned from a specific exhibition context to a generic label to a transmedia concept over the decades, partly due to a tendency for non-normative exhibition sites to ... More


Overture

Julie Brown and Annette Davison

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The Introduction outlines the rationale for the book: the relative dearth of studies of the sonic environment of British cinemas in the period before the development of synchronized sound. It ... More


Professional Lecturing in Early British Film Shows

Joe Kember

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Adding a magic-lantern-style educative lecturer to moving pictures was one way of addressing emerging concerns in the 1900s that moving pictures themselves did not fix attention. By delving into the ... More


: Rhetorics of Expansion

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Within the frenetic pace of cultural transformation occuring in the mid-‘60s, the emergence and rapid popularization of the term “Expanded Cinema” managed to conflate a wide range of disparate ... More


Unstable Celluloid: The Exhibition of Mintu the Murderer

Lotte Hoek

in Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162890
eISBN:
9780231535151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the exhibition of the film, Mintu the Murderer, during the season of Eid-al-fitr. On the films first screening of the morning, in the Badol cinema hall in Feni, the director ... 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


Screens and the Senses in Prison

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 3: “Screens and the Senses in Prison” examines how film exhibition in prisons across the US and UK was covered in the popular press, trade publications, prisoner-written magazines, books, and ... More


An Army of Theaters: Military, Technological, and Industrial Change in US Army Motion-Picture Exhibition

Ross Melnick

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/9780520291508.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Ross Melnick, examines the history of the Army Motion Picture Service (AMPS) and the intricate relationship between the U.S. Army and motion picture exhibition during both war and ... More


Introduction

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/9780231174596.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of film programming, as well as the terminology to be employed throughout the rest of this book. The central activity in the domain of film exhibition is known as ... More


: Leaving The Movie Theater

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

For decades, the canonical histories of postwar avant-garde cinema have begun with the “mythopoetic” and “visionary” ideas of Deren and Brakhage, in utter neglect of the radical Lettrist cinema by ... More


Evangelical Film Auteurs

Terry Lindvall and Andrew Quicke

in Celluloid Sermons: The Emergence of the Christian Film Industry, 1930-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753248
eISBN:
9780814765357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753248.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the challenge of churches embracing films was complicated by three problems. First, there were few suitable films to be shown. Second, very few churches possessed sound ... More


The Film Business That Unites: Early US Cinema in Havana, 1897–1928

Megan Feeney

in Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593555
eISBN:
9780226593722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter covers film distribution, exhibition, and reception in Havana during the era of silent cinema and of Cuba’s first republic, which roughly overlapped. At the turn-of-the-century, moving ... More


Going Public

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how the film library connected with the public. The first public film exhibitions of the Film Library in January 1936 were a disaster, failing to generate in audiences an ... 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


Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More


Studying Pan's Labyrinth

Tanya Jones

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733308
eISBN:
9781800342552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733308.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pan's Labyrinth (2006) is a film of extraordinary technical achievement and intense emotional impact, garnering acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. Such a rich cinematic text demands close ... More


Meanwhile, Back at the Library

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Iris Barry's continued efforts to build the Film Library and its infrastructure during the late 1930s and early 1940s. In 1937 the library received a large deposit of films ... More


Brand Wagon: The Courtship of Multiplex Audiences and the 2003 Asia Extreme Roadshow

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts a key moment in the consolidation of the Asia Extreme label: the 2003 touring film festival and aggressive marketing campaign to court a wider audience by screening seven films ... More


Situating Projection

Gabriel Menotti and Virginia Crisp

in Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190934118
eISBN:
9780190934156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934118.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter situates the volume’s various investigations in projection practices within the broader context of visual culture and screen studies, striving to go beyond their moments of ... More


The Dawn of Exhibition

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/9780231174497.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the contribution of film exhibitions to the development of Chicago's film industry. The origins of commercial film exhibition can he traced to April 1894, when the first of ... More


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