Amateur Film : Meaning and Practice 1927-1977 (Studies in Popular Culture)

Amateur Film : Meaning and Practice 1927-1977 (Studies in Popular Culture)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 279 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719077739
  • DDC分類 070.4

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Amateur filmof home movies making and reveals that behind popular perceptions of cliched family scenes shakily shot at home or by the sea, there is much more to discover. Exploring who, how, where, when and why amateur enthusiasts made and shared their films provides fascinating insights into an often misunderstood aspect of national visual history. This study of how non-professional filmmakers responded to the new possibilities of moving image places decades of cine use into a history of changing visual technologies that span from Edwardian visual toys to mobile phones. Using northern cine club records, interviews and amateur films, the author reveals how film-making practices ranged from family footage to highly crafted edited productions about local life and distant places made by enthusiasts who sought to 'educate, inspire and entertain' armchair audiences during the early decades of British television. -- .

Table of Contents

        List of illustrations                      viii
General editor's foreword ix
Preface and acknowledgements xi
List of abbreviations xiv
Film title conventions xv
1 Making space for a neglected visual 1 (27)
history
2 The amateur club scene 28 (34)
3 The rise of a hobby press 62 (30)
4 Family life as fact and fiction 92 (26)
5 Local lives and communities 118 (25)
6 Gazing at other people working 143 (32)
7 An indispensable travel accessory 175 (33)
8 Socially engaged filmmaking 208 (30)
9 Moving pictures, moving on 238 (13)
Bibliography 251 (22)
Index 273