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Audiences Defining and Researching Screen Entertainment Reception

Audiences Defining and Researching Screen Entertainment Reception

'Thinking and theorizing about film is almost as old as the medium itself. Within a few years of the earliest film shows in the 1890s, manifestos and reflections began to appear which sought to analyze the seemingly vast potential of film. Writers in France, Russia, and Britain were among the first to enter this field, and their texts have become cornerstones of the literature of cinema. Few nations, however, failed to produce their own statements and dialogues about the nature of cinema, often interacting with proponents of Modernism in the traditional arts and crafts. Film thus found itself embedded in the discourses of modernity, especially in Europe and Soviet Russia. “Film theory,” as it became known in the 1970s, has always had a historical dimension, acknowledging its debts to the... Show More
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