- Title Pages
- List of Appendices
- Chapter 1 The Heritage Film Debate: From Textual Critique to Audience
- Chapter 2 The Heritage Audience Survey: Methodology and Issues
- Chapter 3 Demographics and Identities: A Portrait of the Survey Respondents
- Chapter 4 Respondents' Film Viewing Habit(u)s
- Chapter 5 Patterns of Film Taste: Period and Non-Period Films
- Chapter 6 Audience Pleasures, Attitudes and Perspectives 1: Visual Pleasure and ‘Authenticity’, Engagement and Escape
- Chapter 7 Audience Pleasures, Attitudes and Perspectives 2: ‘Quality’, Literary Pleasures, Adaptation and Cultural Value
- Chapter 8 Conclusions: Period Film Audiences, the Heritage Film Debate and Audience Studies
- 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: <i>Time Out</i> (TO) magazine readership
- Appendix 3.1 The Heritage Audience Survey sample: age/gender distribution of the two (National Trust and <i>Time Out</i>) 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 <i>Time Out</i>) 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
- (p.1) Introduction
- Heritage Film Audiences
- Edinburgh University Press
The cusp of the 1980s and 1990s saw the crystallisation in the United Kingdom of a debate — or, more precisely, a critique — which rapidly came to dominate academic discussion of recent cinematic representations of the past, particularly but not solely in the British context: the critique of so-called ‘heritage films’ or ‘heritage cinema’. This book explores, by empirical means, the scholarly lacuna around the audiences who watch and enjoy heritage films. The book's primary source for this purpose is the Heritage Audience Survey, a questionnaire-based study conducted in the late 1990s to generate an analysis of the demographic characteristics and social identities, film viewing habits, film tastes, and wider attitudes and pleasures of 92 members of the UK film audiences for period films.
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