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Amateur filmMeaning and practice c. 1927–77$
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Heather Norris Nicholson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719077739

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.001.0001

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Making space for a neglected visual history

Making space for a neglected visual history

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(p.xvi) (p.1) 1 Making space for a neglected visual history
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Amateur film
Author(s):

Nicholson Heather Norris

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.003.0001

Chapter 1 introduces this fifty year survey of amateur film practice, outlining the hobby’s evolution, changing popular appeal and varied uses as a personal record of domestic and family life, holiday and overseas travel diary, chronicle of local and regional events, continuities and changes, and also as a creatively used medium for non-professional documentary and fictional productions. An outline of the book’s structure and key themes are introduced. Important interdisciplinary frames of reference and contexts are identified so that discussion of how people made and showed amateur films is set within a broader consideration of personal record-making, film history, identity, memory, cultural and social change and also changing visual and archive practice.

Keywords:   Recreational cine practice, Historical overview, Hobby filmmaking, Intellectual frameworks

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