Exhibition, The Film Reader
From the kinetoscope, used by one viewer at a time, to the lavish movie palaces of Hollywood's golden era, the experience of watching films has varied enormously across film. Exhibition, The Film Reader traces the emergence of a culture of moviegoing, exploring the range of venues in which films have been shown and following the fluctuating status of film and the continuning struggle over audiences.
Ina Rae Hark is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina. She is co-editor with Steven Cohan of The Road Movie Book (Routledge 1997) and Screening the Male (Routldge 1993).