CinemaCinemas of the World

c i n e m a s o f t h e wo r l d

Series editor: Jeremy Black globalities is a series which reinterprets world history in a concise yet thoughtful way, looking at major issues over large time-spans and political spaces; such issues can be political, ecological, scientific, technological or intellectual. Rather than adopting a narrow chronological or geographical approach, books in the series are conceptual in focus yet present an array of historical data to justify their arguments. They often involve a multi-disciplinary approach, juxtaposing different subject-areas such as economics and religion or literature and politics.

In the same series Why Wars Happen Jeremy Black A History of Language Steven Roger Fischer The Nemesis of Power Harald Kleinschmidt Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Century Brian W. Blouet Monarchies 1000–2000 W. M. Spellman A History of Writing Steven Roger Fischer The Global Financial System 1750 to 2000 Larry Allen Mining in World History Martin Lynch China to Chinatown: Chinese Food in the West J. A. G. Roberts Landscape and History since 1500 Ian D. Whyte

Cinemas of the World
Film and Society from 1895 to the Present

james chapman

reaktion books

This book is dedicated to my father for encouraging my love of film, and to my mother for tolerating it

Published by Reaktion Books Ltd 79 Farringdon Road, London ec1m 3ju, uk www.reaktionbooks.co.uk First published 2003 Copyright © James Chapman All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publishers. Printed and bound in Great Britain by Bookcraft, Midsomer Norton British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Chapman, James, 1968– Cinemas of the world: film and society from 1895 to the present. – (Globalities)...