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Heritage Film Audiences: Period Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK

Claire Monk

Abstract

The concept of ‘heritage cinema’ is now firmly established as an influential — as well as much-debated and contested — critical framework for the discussion of period or historical representation in film, most prominently with reference to British heritage and ‘post-heritage’ film successes since the 1980s, but also to comparable examples from Europe, North America, and beyond. These successes have ranged from Merchant Ivory's A Room with a View, Maurice, Howards End and The Remains of the Day, via Jane Austen adaptations such as Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility to post-heritage adaptations suc ... More

Keywords: heritage cinema, British heritage, Merchant Ivory, literary adaptation, cultural value, Jane Austen, heritage film, period films, film audiences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638246
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638246.001.0001

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Claire Monk, author

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Appendix 2.1 The Heritage Audience Survey Questionnaire

Appendix 2.2 Demographic profiles of source populations for the survey: the National Trust (NT) membership

Appendix 2.3 Demographic profiles of source populations for the survey: Time Out (TO) magazine readership

Appendix 3.1 The Heritage Audience Survey sample: age/gender distribution of the two (National Trust and Time Out) cohorts, compared to age/gender distribution of the overall UK cinemagoing population (1994)

Appendix 3.2 The Heritage Audience Survey sample: age/ gender distribution of the two (National Trust and Time Out) cohorts, compared to UK cinema audiences for selected ‘period drama’ feature-film releases (1994 and 1992)

Appendix 3.3 ABC1 socio-economic class of Heritage Audience Survey respondents (last occupation of Household Review Person) compared to ABC1 class distribution of the overall UK cinemagoing population (1994)

Appendix 3.4 ABCI socio-economic class of Heritage Audience Survey respondents (by household) compared to ABC1 class distribution of UK cinema audiences for selected ‘period drama’ feature-film releases (1994 and 1992)

Appendix 3.5 Nationality and race/ethnicity of Heritage Audience Survey respondents

Appendix 3.6 Uk regions where Heritage Audience Survey respondents lived at the date of completing the questionnaire

Appendix 3.7 Neighbourhood types where Heritage Audience Survey respondents lived

Appendix 5.1 Classificatory groupings used in analysis of respondents' period film tastes

Appendix 5.2 Hierarchies of period film taste among the two survey cohorts

Appendix 6.1 Hierarchies of period film pleasures among the two survey cohorts

Selective Filmography

Bibliography

Index