Inside the Cinema Train: Britain, Empire and Modernity in the Twentieth Century

Harrison, Rebecca (2014) Inside the Cinema Train: Britain, Empire and Modernity in the Twentieth Century. Film History, 26 (4). pp. 32-57. ISSN 1553-3905

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Abstract

The article offers the first comprehensive examination of the cinema train in Britain. From film’s inception to the present day, journeys, movement and travel have been inscribed in the language, aesthetics and distribution of film. The paper argues that the history of the movie coach expands our understanding of exhibition and distribution networks in twentieth-century Britain, particularly with regard to news consumption. Using contemporary press reports, archived documents and the newsreels shown in the carriages, the article also articulates how narratives about the nation’s empire and self-projected modernity influenced the cinema train’s construction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: british cinema,railways,empire,modernity,newsreels
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 14:12
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 00:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54527
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