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dc.contributor.authorJones, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Melvynen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-09T08:58:13Z
dc.date.available2016-08-09T08:58:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-03
dc.identifier.citationStokes, M. and M. Jones (2017) Windows on the World: Memories of European Cinemas in 1960s Britain. Memory Studies. 10 (1), pp. 78-90en
dc.identifier.issn1750-6980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12435
dc.description.abstractDuring the 1960s, European cinema became increasingly available to British audiences. The expansion of university film societies and arthouse cinemas meant that domestic and US productions, which made up the vast majority of films screened in this country, were now in competition with the work of directors such as Bergman, Fellini, and Truffaut. Using responses from nearly a thousand participants in an investigation of cultural memory and British cinemagoing in the 1960s, this article explores how these encounters with European cinema are now remembered. While audiences tend to characterise these films as innovative, unusual and cerebral, they are also often thought of as obscure and baffling. This article argues that, however the films are now remembered, British cinema audiences sensed that they were having their eyes opened to new perspectives on the world through their exposure to films from other countries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectcinemaen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.subject1960sen
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subjectEuropean cinemaen
dc.subjectcinema audiencesen
dc.titleWindows on the World: Memories of European Cinemas in 1960s Britainen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750698016670794
dc.researchgroupCinema and Television History Research Centreen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderAHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)en
dc.projectidn/aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2016-06-02en
dc.researchinstituteCinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)en


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