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Movies: Modern times and film perceptions. Part 2: Movie perceptions and film culture in the rural and less urbanized parts of Flanders (1925-1965)

Gert Willems, Liesbeth Van de Vijver UGent, Philippe Meers and Daniël Biltereyst UGent (2007) VOLKSKUNDE. 108(3). p.193-215
abstract
This contribution is the final piece of a twofold about movie theatres, modern times and film perceptions in Flanders and puts the audiences in Flemish cities and villages in the spotlight. Through oral history as a methodological point of view, we will take a look at how the Flemish audience actively coped with the movie landscape and how they gave it their own interpretation and meaning. The different 'perceived' film culture in cities and villages and the roll and meaning of movie theatres in the daily lives of the movie goer in city and village are the focal point of this contribution. We will mostly pay attention for the differences in the programming, options and the actual perception of cinema in urban centre venues, local movie theatres and village movie theatres. The results we obtain stress that movies have been a very important aspect our free time during most of the twentieth century. This was also the case in the numerous Flemish villages and smaller towns that had one or more movie theatres. Even there, cinema fulfilled very different functions. A key aspect is that cinema not only provided personal needs (movie as a source of fantasy, escapism, fin, feeling of freedom or lack of control), but it also contributed significantly to a certain social cohesion. This contribution also pays attention to the direct and indirect ways in which the catholic movement tried to influence cinema as a free time pattern. Here also, not only the way how the catholic movement worked but the actual perception of the audience in cities and villages proved to be different.
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alternative title
Bioscopen, moderniteit en filmbeleving. Deel 2: Bioscoopbeleving en filmcultuur in landelijke en minder verstedelijkte gebieden in Vlaanderen (1925-1965)
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
journal title
VOLKSKUNDE
VOLKSKUNDE
volume
108
issue
3
pages
193 - 215
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Article
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000250123200001
ISSN
0042-8523
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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747480
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-747480
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2009-09-09 09:06:36
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2010-09-09 10:26:18
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  abstract     = {This contribution is the final piece of a twofold about movie theatres, modern times and film perceptions in Flanders and puts the audiences in Flemish cities and villages in the spotlight. Through oral history as a methodological point of view, we will take a look at how the Flemish  audience actively coped with the movie landscape and how they gave it their own interpretation and meaning. The different 'perceived' film culture in cities and villages and the roll and meaning of movie theatres in the daily lives of the movie goer in city and village are the focal point of this contribution. We will mostly pay attention for the differences in the programming, options and the actual perception of cinema in urban centre venues, local movie theatres and village movie theatres. The results we obtain stress that movies have been a very important aspect our free time during most of the twentieth century. This was also the case in the numerous Flemish villages and smaller towns that had one or more movie theatres. Even there, cinema fulfilled very different functions. A key aspect is that cinema not only provided personal needs (movie as a source of fantasy, escapism, fin, feeling of freedom or lack of control), but it also contributed significantly to a certain social cohesion. This contribution also pays attention to the direct and indirect ways in which the catholic movement tried to influence cinema as a free time pattern. Here also, not only the way how the catholic movement worked but the actual perception of the audience in cities and villages proved to be different.},
  author       = {Willems, Gert and Van de Vijver, Liesbeth and Meers, Philippe and Biltereyst, Dani{\"e}l},
  issn         = {0042-8523},
  journal      = {VOLKSKUNDE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {193--215},
  title        = {Movies: Modern times and film perceptions. Part 2: Movie perceptions and film culture in the rural and less urbanized parts of Flanders (1925-1965)},
  volume       = {108},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Willems, Gert, Liesbeth Van de Vijver, Philippe Meers, and Daniël Biltereyst. 2007. “Movies: Modern Times and Film Perceptions. Part 2: Movie Perceptions and Film Culture in the Rural and Less Urbanized Parts of Flanders (1925-1965).” Volkskunde 108 (3): 193–215.
APA
Willems, Gert, Van de Vijver, L., Meers, P., & Biltereyst, D. (2007). Movies: Modern times and film perceptions. Part 2: Movie perceptions and film culture in the rural and less urbanized parts of Flanders (1925-1965). VOLKSKUNDE, 108(3), 193–215.
Vancouver
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Willems G, Van de Vijver L, Meers P, Biltereyst D. Movies: Modern times and film perceptions. Part 2: Movie perceptions and film culture in the rural and less urbanized parts of Flanders (1925-1965). VOLKSKUNDE. 2007;108(3):193–215.
MLA
Willems, Gert, Liesbeth Van de Vijver, Philippe Meers, et al. “Movies: Modern Times and Film Perceptions. Part 2: Movie Perceptions and Film Culture in the Rural and Less Urbanized Parts of Flanders (1925-1965).” VOLKSKUNDE 108.3 (2007): 193–215. Print.