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Audience

Lisa Odham Stokes

in Peter Ho-Sun Chan's

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099708
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207257 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099708.003.0005
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While the author grew up seeing films that her adult family members wanted to see and was occasionally taken to all-day kiddie matinees, she was introduced to international cinema through film festivals and film courses in college. Her interest veered away from Hollywood movies as it shifted toward independent cinema, particularly Hong Kong cinema. The author highlights how Hong Kong cinema simulates the pleasures she had previously experienced during the matinees. Richard Linklater, an American independent filmmaker, notes that he perceived cinema as a parallel life to the real world, and that it triggers a childlike experience as a dream is shown on the big screen. In this chapter, focus is drawn to the experience derived by the audience, and how several studies have already been made regarding film-audience analysis.

Keywords: audience analysis; experience; dream; Richard Linklater; Hong Kong; parallel life

Chapter.  7699 words. 

Subjects: Film

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