Dr Frank N. Furter/Tim Curry loving his 'audience' (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, UK, 1975)
Film Studies For Free is delighted, as always, to flag up that the new issue of Participations - the Open Access journal of audience and reception studies -- has just gone online.
It encompasses an excellent special section devoted to cinema audiences, but there are lots of high quality essays throughout, and a great set of Film Studies book reviews.
Special Edition on Cinema Audiences
- Louise Anderson: 'Postcards from the edge: the untidy realities of working with older cinema audiences, distant memories and newsreels'
- Kathryn Mackenzie and Karl Magee (with thanks to John Izod and Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard): 'In Search of an Audience: Lindsay Anderson’s Britannia Hospital'
- Kerstin Leder: '‘I just don’t think I could sit through [Jurassic Park or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]’: Films as Cultural and Emotional Measures'
- Elizabeth Jane Evans and Roberta Pearson: 'Boxed Out: Visually Impaired Audiences, Audio Description and the Cultural Value of the Television Image'
- Merris Griffiths: 'The Edge of Love and the Local Experience: Shooting, Screening and Audience Reception'
- On Phillip Goldstein & James L. Machor (eds.), New Directions in American Reception Study Mark R. Adams
- On Susan J. Napier's From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Mind of the West Rayna Denison
- On Murray Pomerance's The Horse Who Drank The Sky: Film Theory Beyond Narrative and Theory and Carl Plantinga's Moving Viewers: American Film and the Spectator’s Experience Martin Barker