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    European Cinemas in the Television Age

    Ostrowska, Dorota and Roberts, G. (2007) European Cinemas in the Television Age. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748623082.

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    Book synopsis: This book represents a radical attempt to rethink the post-war history of European cinemas. The chapters approach the subject from the perspective of television's impact on the culture of cinema's production, distribution, consumption, and reception. Thus, they indicate a new direction for the debate about the future of cinema in Europe. In every European country, television has transformed the economic, technological, and aesthetic terms in which the process of cinema production is conducted. Television's growing popularity has drastically reshaped cinema's audiences, and has forced governments to introduce policies to regulate the interaction between cinema and television in the changing and dynamic audio-visual environment. Cinematic criticism was slowest in coming to terms with the presence of television and therefore most instrumental in perpetuating the view of cinema as an isolated object of aesthetic, critical, and academic inquiry. The recognition of the impact of television upon European cinemas offers a more authentic and richer picture of cinemas in Europe, which are part of the complex audiovisual matrix including television and new media.


    Item Type: Book
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): post-war history, European cinema, culture of cinema, cinema production, cinema distribution, cinema consumption, reception, television, cinematic criticism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2021 06:16
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:49


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