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‘What made you put that rubbish on?’: national trends in film popularity

Robert James

in Popular Culture and Working-Class Taste in Britain, 1930-39: A Round of Cheap Diversions?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080258
eISBN:
9781781702444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080258.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter establishes national trends in film popularity among the working class in 1930s Britain. Based on results from a number of film-popularity surveys in two major film fan magazines, Film ... More


Media Empire: Creating Audiences

Michael Baskett

in The Attractive Empire: Transnational Film Culture in Imperial Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831639
eISBN:
9780824868796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831639.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Japanese film culture engaged parallel forms of media to create imperial subjects by focusing on manga or comic books, popular music, and film magazines. It first considers ... More


Acting for the camera in Spanish film magazines of the 1920s and 1930s

Eva Woods Peiró

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter locates specific instances in which writers, directors, and actors of the twenties referenced the actual object of the camera in relationship to Spanish film acting and performance. It ... More


Cinema and Visual Culture: Close Up (1927–33)

Laura Marcus

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654291
eISBN:
9780191803635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the history of Close Up, a film journal edited by Bryher [Annie Winifred Ellerman] and the young artist Kenneth Macpherson. Close Up was international in scope, profoundly ... More


‘Dear Cinema Girls’: Girlhood, Picture-going, and the Interwar Film Magazine

Lisa Stead

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the role of the interwar British fan magazine in mediating ideas about modern British girlhood. Film periodicals invited readers into a complex and unstable network of ... More


The Colour of Kisses: Eroticism and Exoticism in Spanish Film Culture of the 1920s and ’30s

Eva Woods Peiró

in Spanish Erotic Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400473
eISBN:
9781474434744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400473.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the erotic allure of the kiss in 1920s Spanish films, paying special attention to discussions about the cinematic kiss in the Spanish specialised press at the time. It reveals ... More


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