Lovell, Alan, 1935-

Cinema entertainment : essays on audiences, films and film-makers / Alan Lovell and Gianluca Sergi. - Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2009. - 140 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [131]-133) and index.

What audiences go for : elite and mass taste -- Sensual pleasure, audiences, and The dark knight -- Alfred Hitchcock : the entertainer becomes an artist -- Stephen Spielberg, Indiana Jones, and the Holocaust -- The perspective of entertainers? Interviews with Randy Thom and Walter Murch -- The entertainment discourse.

Entertainment is a defining feature of contemporary culture, yet it is often accused of being superficial and even harmful. The authors challenge this negative view and argue for a reconsideration of the value of entertainment and the effect it has on the world in which we live.

9780335222520 (hbk.) 0335222528 (hbk.) 033522251X (pbk.) 9780335222513 (pbk.)

Motion pictures--Social aspects.
Motion pictures--History.--United States

PN1995.9.S6 / L68

302.2343 / L899

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