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Riassunto: Locates the origins of the mass audience and the emergence of everyday moviegoing in the culture of cities.
Dal retro di copertina: Using Toronto as a case study, and focusing on a period from the opening of the first theaters showcasing moving pictures in 1906 to the end of World War I, Now Playing locates the origins of our present-day mass audience in the culture of cities. Paul S. Moore examines the emergence of everyday moviegoing and its regulation through neglected details like fire safety, newspaper ads, serial films, and amusement taxes, connecting them to more familiar themes of studio ownership of theaters, censorship, and journalism. In Toronto--a foreign city inside the American mass market--patriotism ultimately comes to the fore as civic forms of showmanship turn the simple act of "going to the movies" into a form of citizenship.
"This is an exquisitely researched, shrewdly conceived, and lucidly compelling study. Moore demonstrates that local and regional practices of `showmanship'--of municipal regulation, newspaper circulation, management strategies, and so on--quite literally produced or constructed a globally oriented sensibility of mass culture. That the author arrives at his conclusions via a rich, archeological methodology that is rooted in the very specific, local practices developing in Toronto in the early twentieth century proves him to be a remarkably astute historian. Indeed, this study offers the best of what might generally be termed `new' film historical work." -- Jennifer M. Bean, coeditor of A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
"Paul Moore handles his subject brilliantly. The questions he addresses are crucial for the advancement of our comprehension of early cinema, and the book is a model for pinpoint historical research." -- André Gaudreault, Université de Montréal
Titolo: Now Playing: Early Moviegoing and the ...
Casa editrice: State University of New York Press
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press, 2008. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria CW-9780791474174
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Now Playing, Paul S. Moore. Codice libro della libreria B9780791474174
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition edition. 250 pages. 9.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0791474178
Descrizione libro State University of New York Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0791474178 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a very small bump/tear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0791474178Z3
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0791474178