Film Reissues

Film Reissues are an important but largely unexplored part of the studio-exhibition-reception mix.  At various times reissues could account for 10%-plus of the U.S. box office and recent years have seen the annual recurring phenomenon of It’s A Wonderful Life and Casablanca.

Early cinema in Poland

The subject of the project is early cinema exhibition and other forms of popular entertainment in big cities and small town environment of Polish provinces of the Russian Empire before WWI in the context of modernity and modernization. In this way I would like to contribute to two academic debates: 1) on the history of […]

Illustrated Lantern Lectures in British Poor Relief

When in 1896 viewers flocked to the cinematograph shows to marvel at the ‘latest wonder’: the ‘living photographs’, they sat down facing a white wall looking forward, without any doubt, to watch pictures made from light which soon would emerge on that wall. In 1896, the cinematograph was a novelty, but pictures projected on a […]

Cinema Mass Consumption and the Commercialization of Youth Culture

The proposed research program aims to generate a better understanding of the role that cinema has played in the commodification of culture and the emergence of consumption-based lifestyles in relation to the emergence of post-war consumer society and against the backdrop of increased social and geographic mobility. It takes the Netherlands as a case study […]

The Multiplex in India

I have a longstanding interest in audiences for Indian films and their formation within particular exhibition networks, economies and environments. To date, my research has encompassed dispersed transnational audiences for playback media, crossover audiences in the festival circuit and cinema audiences in different parts of the world. As part of this wider interest in exhibition, […]

Seaside Cinema Culture in Britain

The project aims to analyse the specificities, experience and significance of cinemagoing in seaside towns in East Anglia from the 1940s to 1970s. The initial stages of research will focus on the programming and discursive construction of specific cinemas (and other sites that showed films including the circus) in Great Yarmouth; this will be conducted […]

Barcelona’s Cinema History

The study is concerned with the social history of an important cultural institution in the formation and appropriation of culture and national identity as it is a culturally Spanish film industry.