Movies on Home Ground: Explorations in Amateur Cinema, edited by Ian Craven of the University of Glasgow and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is the latest contribution to the academic study of home movies and amateur film.

“Concentrating upon a roughly fifty-year period (1930-1980), during which such filmmaking grew rapidly as a significant leisure activity in Britain, the volume shows how popular ‘cine’ assumed distinctive institutional and ideological forms, and some remarkable aesthetic emphases, grounded in consistent technical and critical apparatuses.”

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