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Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences by Melvyn Stokes, Richard Maltby

Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences



Hollywood Spectatorship: Changing Perceptions of Cinema Audiences by Melvyn Stokes, Richard Maltby

This is an examination of the concepts of spectatorship in the light of historical accounts of audience reception. The book looks at how audiences have historically talked about Hollywood movies, and the ways in which word-of-mouth responses have affected the reception of individual movies.

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Publication date

1st March 2001


Melvyn Stokes, Richard Maltby

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BFI Publishing an imprint of British Film Institute


240 pages


History: specific events & topics
Films, cinema
Media studies



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