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Heritage Film AudiencesPeriod Films and Contemporary Audiences in the UK$
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Claire Monk

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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Respondents' Film Viewing Habit(u)s

Respondents' Film Viewing Habit(u)s

(p.78) Chapter 4 Respondents' Film Viewing Habit(u)s
Heritage Film Audiences

Claire Monk

Edinburgh University Press

The critique of heritage cinema has demarcated ‘heritage films’ as institutionally and culturally distinct from the mainstream in particular ways that mark enjoyment of them as a taste, and a sphere of consumption, characterised by a degree of (self-conscious) separation from commercial popular film/culture. This chapter examines the general contours of Heritage Audience Survey respondents' cinemagoing and film viewing habits — or more precisely, their film habitus, focusing on period films. It discusses respondents' frequency of cinemagoing and viewing of films in other media, the relative place of commercial and art cinema venues within their habitus — and, indeed, whether they saw films at the cinema at all (which a significant contingent of older respondents in the National Trust subsample did not).

Keywords:   Heritage Audience Survey, period films, heritage cinema, heritage films, film viewing habits, film habitus, cinemagoing, art cinema

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