Early Cinema in Scotland

Caughie, J. , Griffiths, T. and Vélez-Serna, M. A. (Eds.) (2018) Early Cinema in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474420341

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The popularity of cinema and cinema-going in Scotland was exceptional. By 1929 Glasgow had 127 cinemas, and by 1939 it claimed more cinema seats per capita than any other city in the world. Focusing on the social experience of cinema and cinema-going, this collection of essays provides a detailed context for the history of early cinema in Scotland, from its inception in 1896 until the arrival of sound in the early 1930s. Tracing the movement from travelling fairground shows to the establishment of permanent cinemas in major cities and small towns across the country, the book examines the attempts to establish a sustainable feature film production sector and the significance of an imaginary version of Scotland in international cinema.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Velez-Serna, Dr Maria and Caughie, Prof John
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
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