Monthly Archives: May 2015

British Cinemas and their Audiences

Source: J.P. Mayer, British Cinemas and their Audiences: Sociological Studies (London: Dennis Dobson, 1948), pp. 97-99 Text: AGE: 30 SEX: F OCCUPATION: CLERK NATIONALITY: BRITISH FATHER’S OCCUPATION: COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER MOTHER’S OCCUPATION: HOUSEWIFE I started film-going at the early age of … Continue reading

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Red Carpet

Source: Xinhua/REX Shutterstock, Comments: This photograph shows Palestians in the el-Shuja’ia neighbourhood, east of Gaza City, watching a film during the Karama-Gaza Human Rights film festival, popularly known as ‘Red Carpet’. My thanks to Deac Rossell for pointing out … Continue reading

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The Spell of China

Source: Archie Bell, The Spell of China (Boston: The Page Company, 1917), pp. 97-102 Text: The Chinese are becoming infatuated with the motion picture exhibition to such an extent that they will gladly attend a performance, the program of which … Continue reading

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Saturday Night at the Movies

Source: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, song recorded by The Drifters, 1964. Lyrics reproduced from Text: Well Saturday night at 8 o’clock I know where I’m gonna go I’m a gonna pick my baby … Continue reading

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The Cinema in the Arena

Source: Extract from Joseph Roth (trans. Michael Hofmann), ‘The Cinema in the Arena’, in Report from a Parisian Paradise: Essays from France 1925-1939 (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004), pp. 38-40. Originally published in German in Frankfurter Zeitung, 12 September 1925 … Continue reading

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