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Theorising Audience Behaviour

Roy Stafford

Roy Stafford is a freelance lecturer and writer based in West Yorkshire, working in film education with independent cinemas. He is co-author, with Gill Branston, of The Media Student's Book (Routledge, 4th edition 2006) and has produced a wide range of film materials for teachers and students. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Understanding Audiences and the Film Industry

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Work on audiences is derived from the social sciences – sociology, anthropology, ethnography, psychology etc. It is more comfortably situated in media studies and cultural studies than film studies for this reason. This chapter explores how...

Beyond National Humiliation: Han Sanping and China’s Post-Olympics Historical Event Blockbusters

A. T. McKenna

Dr A.T. McKenna had published extensively on Film Producers, most notably Michael Klinger and Joseph E. Levine. His work has appeared in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Journal of British Cinema and Television, Journal of Popular Film and Television and SCOPE: An Online Journal of Film Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...It is customary in China to place the family name before the given name (Han Sanping, not Sanping Han), and I have adopted this form throughout, except where the person is better known in a different form (e.g. Jet Li, John Woo). I have...

Illicit Business: The Global Economy of Industrialised Video Piracy

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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...‘All rights reserved. No copying. Subject to Applicable Laws.’ ‘Licensed for home viewing only. All other use prohibited.’ ‘WARNING: All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring...

Videocopia: Shaping the US Market in the Digital Age

Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald is Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries and Vice Dean (People & Planning) for Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London, UK. He is the author of The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities (2000); Hollywood Stardom (2013) and Video and DVD Industries (BFI 2007). His co-edited volumes include, with Janet Wasko, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry (2008) and with Emily Carman, Eric Hoyt and Philip Drake, Hollywood and the Law (BFI 2015). He is the co-editor, with Michael Curtin, of the BFI series International Screen Industries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Video and DVD Industries

British Film Institute, 2007

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...DVD players were launched in the US market on 24 March 1997. When DVD was introduced, approximately 82 per cent of television households in the US owned at least one VCR (table 5.1). According to industry estimates, by the end of 1997...

The Hidden Conscience of Estimated Palestine

Elia Suleiman

Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian film-maker; his recent feature films include Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996) and Divine Intervention (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theorising National Cinema

British Film Institute, 2006

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...This article is an extract from a longer work, also called ‘The Hidden Conscience of Estimated Palestine’ and was originally published in UTS Review 2(2) (Nov. 1996): 163–7.This epilogue (epitaph) is dedicated to the Palestinian TV to be....

Adaptations for Children: From Pre-Code to Post-Code Hollywood

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor in English at De Montfort University, UK, and Director of the Centre for Adaptations. A founding member of many organisations (including Literature on Screen and the Association of Adaptation Studies), she is Secretary of the Council for College and University English. As well as being general editor of the Screen Adaptations series, in 2010 she authored Screen Adaptations: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927–37

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Adapting well-loved children’s narratives to the talkie brought with it new challenges and concerns regarding morality and literacy. Stories, meant to be read, and instil a love of reading in children, were seen to be under threat...

The House is Built of the Stones that were Available

Nuria Triana-Toribio

Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent, UK. Her research interests include Spanish film and film cultures, cultural studies, and popular cinema and culture. She is the author of Spanish National Cinema (2003), co-author of The Cinema of Álex de la Iglesia (2007) and co-editor of the Spanish and Latin Filmmakers series for Manchester University Press. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spanish Film Cultures : The Making and Unmaking of Spanish Cinema

British Film Institute, 2016

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...This title is inspired by a line in Bertolt Brecht’s poem ‘Bad Times’.The Academy of the Cinema Arts and Sciences of Spain, founded on the 8th of January 1986, is a private law institution, of inclusive and democratic character. According...

Beiqing, Kuqing and National Sentimentality in Liu Junyi’s Left-behind Children

Childhood and Nation in Contemporary World Cinema : Borders and Encounters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Over the past decades, rapid economic growth has led to extensive internal rural-to-urban migration in China. As a consequence of this radical social transformation, the children of migrants are often left under the care of relatives...

Prestige, education, and cultural value

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Historical cinema and public relations In The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s closely observed satire on the 1930s Hollywood studio system, the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr (modeled on MGM producer Irving Thalberg) surprises his...

Under Siege: The Double Rape of Straw Dogs

Seventies British Cinema

British Film Institute, 2008

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...Though it may well be, as Stephen Farber has suggested, ‘a major work, a seminal film of the seventies’,Stephen Farber, ‘Straw Dogs’, Cinema (USA), vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1972, p. 7. Straw Dogs still stands as a forbidding title...