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Coming soon (to a theatre near you) : the temporality of global film distribution to Australia

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posted on 2010-08-01, 00:00 authored by Deb Verhoeven
This article explores the changing contexts of international film exhibition in Australia over a 20-year period (1989–2009) by examining in some empirical detail Australia’s position in the global flow of films during this time. It argues that, at the most abstract level, distributors are engaged in the management and mediation of time and space in the field of global communications. It is proposed that distributors, through the organisation of temporal differentiation, are explicitly active in the creation of both cultural and commodity value. This is particularly apparent as film distributors explore and engage new methodologies of film release, which emphasise overlapping, intersecting and contradictory temporalities in the cinema experience.

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Journal

Media International Australia

Volume

136

Pagination

146 - 161

Publisher

University of Queensland

Location

St Lucia, Qld.

ISSN

1329-878X

eISSN

2200-467X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, University of Queensland

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