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Amateur Film: Meaning and Practice C. 1927-77 (Studies in Popular Culture)

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Amateur film: Meaning and Practice 1927-77 plunges readers into the world of home movie making and reveals that behind popular perceptions of clichéd 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.

About the Author

Heather Norris Nicholson is Research Fellow in History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements1. Making space for a neglected visual history2.The amateur club scene 3.The rise of a hobby press4. Family life as fact and fiction5. Local lives and communities 6. Gazing at other people working.7. An indispensable travel accessory8. Socially engaged filmmaking9. Moving pictures, moving onBibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719077739
Author:
Nicholson, Heather Norris
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Author:
Nicholson, Heather
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Series:
Studies in Popular Culture
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 bandw illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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