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Just William

Source: Richmal Crompton, extract from Just William (London: George Newnes, 1922), pp. 13-17 Text: It all began with William’s aunt, who was in a good temper that morning, and gave him a shilling for posting a letter for her and … Continue reading

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At the Cinema: When Love is Crowned

Source: Unidentified artist, ‘At the Cinema: When Love is Crowned’, unsent postcard c.1914, from the Luke McKernan collection Comments: This peculiar postcard is one of a series in which the same children dressed as adults react to different kinds of … Continue reading

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Sociology of Film

Source: J.P. Mayer, Sociology of Film: Studies and Documents (London: Faber and Faber, 1946), pp. 117-118 Text: 7. Y.L. I go to the films about once every fortnight, and I only go to it if it is worth while. I … Continue reading

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A Sociology of the Cinema

Source: Emilie Altenloh, Zur Soziologie des Kino: Die Kino-Unternehmung und die Sozialen Schichten Ihrer Besucher, translated in part (by Kathleen Cross) as ‘A Sociology of the Cinema: the Audience’, Screen, vol. 42 no. 3, Autumn 2001, p.267 Text: Do you … Continue reading

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A Childhood at the Cinema

Source: Voldemars Puce, ‘Kinojauniba’ [A Childhood at the Cinema], Literatura un Maksla, 10 September 1982, p. 16, quoted (and translated) in Yuri Tsivian, Early Cinema in Russia and its Cultural Reception (Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 1998), p. 114 Text: … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 276-282 Text: April 21, 1917. MINUTES OF EVIDENCE. Dr. Kimmins. Examined. DR. KIMMINS: I think the simplest way would be for me to elaborate the … Continue reading

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Movies and Conduct

Source: ‘Negro male student in High School. Age 17’, quoted in Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct (New York: Macmillan, 1933), pp. 254-257 Text: I first became interested in the movies when I had started to kindergarten. I had gone to … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 198-201 Text: [Three South London schoolgirls were examined together]. 22. THE CHAIRMAN. How often do you go to the cinema? — I don’t go very … Continue reading

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The Cinema

Source: The Cinema: Its Present Position and Future Possibilities (London: Williams and Norgate, 1917), pp. 209-201 Text: 23. THE CHAIRMAN. What do you like best at the cinema? — All about thieves. 24. The next best? — Charlie Chaplin. 25. … Continue reading

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