14. Film Distribution in the Diaspora: Temporality, Community and National Cinema

  1. Richard Maltby2,
  2. Daniel Biltereyst3 and
  3. Philippe Meers4
  1. Deb Verhoeven

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch14

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

How to Cite

Verhoeven, D. (2011) Film Distribution in the Diaspora: Temporality, Community and National Cinema, in Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (eds R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst and P. Meers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Flinders University, South Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199490

Online ISBN: 9781444396416

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Keywords:

  • film distribution in diaspora - temporality, community and National Cinema;
  • films, manufactured in order - distributed through space and time to audiences;
  • digital distribution technologies - ‘simultaneous’ global film releasing, and economies of scale;
  • Hollywood movie distribution-exhibition - organised into a progression of ‘runs’;
  • first-run theatres, within downtown radius - exclusive rights, screening a new title;
  • postwar distribution of films in city of Melbourne - Brian Miller, time thoroughly spatialised;
  • film's theatrical distribution in zone-run-clearance system - ‘descend’ through social hierarchies;
  • specifics of film distribution in Australia, 1960s - films in Australia, fine-grain master positive print;
  • marking time, Greek film distribution in diaspora - throughout Greek diaspora;
  • Greek cinemas, and foreign language film titles - films scheduled by specialised art cinemas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thinking Time: Theorising the Temporality of Film Distribution and Exhibition

  • Territories and Circuits of Time: The Specifics of Film Distribution in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Marking Time: Greek Film Distribution in the Diaspora

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References