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The Resource American audiences on movies and moviegoing, Tom Stempel

American audiences on movies and moviegoing, Tom Stempel

Label
American audiences on movies and moviegoing
Title
American audiences on movies and moviegoing
Statement of responsibility
Tom Stempel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Now that the critics and film historians have spoken on movies of the past half century, Stempel (cinema, Los Angeles City College) gives audiences a voices on them. He considers box office statistics, but also asked over 150 movie fans to talk to him about the human side of going to the movies. Among other conclusions, he finds that the mass media are not nearly as influential as they say they are. -- Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
  • "Tom Stempel has spent more than fifty years sitting in the dark, watching movies and his fellow filmgoers, listening to their comments and reactions. In American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing, Stempel goes beyond the comments of professional reviewers, concentrating on the opinions of ordinary people." "He traces shifting trends in genre and taste, examining and questioning the power films have in American society. Stempel blends audience response with his own observations and analyzes box office results that identify the movies people actually went to see, not just those praised by the critics." "Avoiding statistical summary, he presents the results of a survey on movies and moviegoing in the respondents' own words - words that surprise, amuse, and irritate. The result is a unique perspective on half a century of American cinema - from the audience's point of view."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stempel, Tom
Dewey number
791.43/01/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.A8
LC item number
S73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
Label
American audiences on movies and moviegoing, Tom Stempel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [256]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhoods -- Hollywood's fifties -- Sex and seriousness -- Opening the sixties -- Television and movies -- Closing the sixties -- Dark and golden -- Black and dark -- Star Wars -- Film education -- Directors -- Spielberg -- Studios and VCRs -- Promoting habits -- Changing experiences -- Experiencing emotions -- Eastwood
Control code
43884609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780813121833
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00036335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
American audiences on movies and moviegoing, Tom Stempel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [256]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhoods -- Hollywood's fifties -- Sex and seriousness -- Opening the sixties -- Television and movies -- Closing the sixties -- Dark and golden -- Black and dark -- Star Wars -- Film education -- Directors -- Spielberg -- Studios and VCRs -- Promoting habits -- Changing experiences -- Experiencing emotions -- Eastwood
Control code
43884609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 280 pages
Isbn
9780813121833
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00036335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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