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American Film Exhibition in the 1970s

Deron Overpeck

Deron Overpeck is with Eastern Michigan University, MI, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...More screens, wider distribution Although the 1960s had overall been a period of contraction in theatrical exhibition—approximately 3,500 theaters were lost over the decade (Sterling and Haight 1978)—one area of growth was the shopping-mall...
...Introduction Video games share many foundational elements with other audiovisual media, including their use of a rectangular screen, their manipulation of sound and image to create meaning, and their control over perspective and point...
...The World War II German occupation of France (1940–1944) was a military, bureaucratic, and economic one (France was forced to “pay” for the costs of the occupation, not to mention the expenses of Germany’s war effort). It was also cultural,...

Machinima

Jenna Ng

Jenna Ng is Anniversary Research Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media at the University of York, UK. She was previously a Newton Trust/Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Machinima is commonly defined as films made with real-time three-dimensional computer graphics-rendering engines. It refers to audiovisual moving images created by recording imagery (and sometimes sound) generated by preexisting rendering...
...Adapted from a 1905 novel by Heinrich Mann, The Blue Angel (1930) tells the story of a rigid and uptight boys’ school teacher, Professor Rath (Emil Jannings), who insists on discipline and propriety in his classroom and in his everyday...
...In the first decades of the twentieth century, cinema was not clearly separated from preexisting theatrical entertainment in Japan, namely kabuki (stage drama popularized in seventeenth-century Japan, performed in stylized singing...
...In most conversations about documentary filmmaking, a center of gravity coalesces around high-mindedness, pedagogy, and citizenship. Such values are reinforced by an understandable tendency to contrast nonfictional films to their narrative...
...Sarah Bernhardt was a leading actress of the late nineteenth century. Her celebrity—overshadowing and outlasting the renown of peers such as Gabrielle Réjane, Mrs Patrick Campbell, and Eleanora Duse—was global, intergenerational...
...Since the advent of the motion picture in the late nineteenth century, Hong Kong has been enmeshed in a global network spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas as well as Africa and Oceania. The Lumière Brothers sent its globe-trotting crew...

Feminist Film Theory

Caryl Flinn

Caryl Flinn is Professor of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Feminist film theory emerged in the 1970s, borne of the critical theory influencing academia at the time as well as women’s activism, which had drawn sharp attention to wide-scale inequities between the sexes. For three decades, feminist...