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Lure of the Big Screen
Author: Karina Aveyard

ISBN: 9781783203826
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 17 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42 x 1.91
This is a book that asks all the right questions about refocusing our attention on cinema as an act of consumption and not just production. Karina Aveyard understands that despite all the talk of global media flows, the cinema still retains an intensely local aspect. All of us are part of the rich diversity of the film industry when we buy a ticket at our local movie house.- Associate Professor Mike Walsh, Flinders University

Lure of the Big Screen precisely documents and clearly articulates the current conditions of rural cinema exhibition in Australia and the UK. Karina Aveyard has produced an innovative and well written book that bridges the divide between reception studies and the study of cinema-going.- Professor Janna Jones, Northern Arizona University

Lure of the Big Screen explores film exhibition and consumption in rural parts of the UK and Australia, where film theatres are often highly valued as spaces around which isolated communities can gather and interact

Going beyond national borders, this book examines how theatres in areas of social and economic decline are sustained by resourceful individuals...

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