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The Evaluation of Audio in Britain in Early Sound Cinema
The coming of sound was a swift and decisive moment in cinema history. In the space of half a decade, the paradigms for film production and exhibition underwent a sea change largely unparalleled elsewhere in the medium’s ...
Spectacular Bodies: the Swimsuit, Sexuality and Hollywood
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-08-19)
This article explores the mutually beneficial relationship between the American swimsuit and film industries during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Three examples will be used: Fatty and the Bathing Beauties ...
Liking The Magus
(State University of New York Press, 2014)
A comparative analysis of the novel and film of The Magus.
Almost, If Not Quite, As Good as the W.E.: On Sound Apparatus, 1929-1930
1929 and 1930 were years of concentrated change within the British film exhibition industry. Sound cinema had quickly established itself as the essential attraction of the time, and cinemas throughout the country swiftly ...
Directing The Kingsway Cinema, 1927
The Kingsway Cinema in King’s Heath, Birmingham, opened in 1925 as a super cinema to serve a localised, habitually attending audience. It showed second-run screenings at low prices, and handily out-performed its only local ...
In Their Own Words: Nostalgia, Trivia and Memory in Local Cinema History
Britain has a strong history of popular local cinema history, particularly as explored by amateur historians and non-academics. While they vary in their modes of address, they share a common emphasis on collating empirical ...
Britain’s Screen Inferiority Complex: Union and Institutional Responses to the Coming of Sound, 1929-35
Sound cinema came to Britain and the rest of Europe during a period of general decline in national film industry. The end of the First World War had seen capital and investment in British filmmaking decrease, bolstered by ...
'Town centres first': The relocation of the cinema from out-of-town to the town centre in Britain since 1985
(BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
Though the multiplex cinema is still located predominantly outside the urban centre, changes to planning laws in the past fifteen years and a developing culture of “town centres first” has seen the re-emergence of the ...