“The Rise of a Film Generation”
Film Culture and Cinephilia
3. 1946 to 1975
Published Online: 13 NOV 2011
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The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film
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Zryd, M. 2011. “The Rise of a Film Generation”. The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film. 3:4:57.
- Published Online: 13 NOV 2011
In 1967, film critic Stanley Kauffmann reflected on “the end of a decade that had seen the rise of a Film Generation around the country” (1968, 274). Yet, this rise of a Film Generation happened at a time when the theatrical box office suffered its lowest attendance: In 1971, the smallest number of tickets was sold in American film history — 16 million per week (Cook 2002, 14). How do we make sense of this apparent contradiction between the decline in theatrical film-going and the rise of a “Film Generation”?
- film culture;
- film exhibition;
- film audiences;
- art cinema;
- experimental film;
- campus film societies;
- film criticism;
- film studies