Browsing Film and Television Research by Author "Barker, Martin"

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  • Barker, Martin (Edinburgh University Press, 2008)
    This new textbook addresses the neglect of practical research methods in cultural studies. It provides students with clearly written overviews of research methods in cultural studies, along with guidelines on how to put ...
  • Barker, Martin (2003)
    A number of recent works on methodology for media and communication studies have sought to embrace the contributions from cultural studies qualitative investigations, in particular for their contribution to our understanding ...
  • Sexton, Jamie; Mathijs, Ernest; Egan, Kate; Hunter, Russell; Selfe, Melanie; Barker, Martin (British Board of Film Classification., 2007)
    In performing its duties as a regulator of the moving image, the BBFC is obliged to balance the right of freedom of expression with the need to protect the public from harm. In the case of ‘video works’, including DVDs, ...
  • Barker, Martin (2009)
    This article presents a series of key findings from the international Lord of the Rings project, around the meanings and implications for audiences of choosing to describe the films as a „Spiritual Journey‟. Drawing on a ...
  • Harindranath, Ramaswami; Barker, Martin; Arthurs, Jane (Wallflower Press, 2001)
    Between 1996–97 an almost unprecedented campaign was mounted in the British press against on one film: David Cronenberg’s Crash. What motivated this campaign? What can it tell us about British film culture? What impact did ...
  • Barker, Martin (2003-03)
    In 1996 David Cronenberg’s film of J.G. Ballard’s Crash led to a huge controversy in Britain, much of which turned on claims of what the film might do to its audience, claims which were the subject of a major ESRC-funded ...
  • Barker, Martin (2002)
    It is now four years since the considerable crisis that pervaded British cinema politics finally juddered to a halt as David Cronenberg's Crash (1996) was released at last to the screens, uncut as an '18'. The controversy ...
  • Barker, Martin (2006-12)
    This essay explores a series of issues which have emerged around the term ‘visualisation’ as a result of materials generated out of the international Lord of the Rings audience project.‘Visualisation’ is quite widely used ...
  • Barker, Martin (2006)
    Audience research, after a promising period during which some crucial advances were made, seems to be in decline in several ways, yet its tasks remain as important as ever. This article, originally a presentation at the ...
  • Barker, Martin (2002)
    I never dreamed that I would become a comics researcher. Just about everything about me indicated against it. I didn't much read comics as a child (the odd solace of comics on holiday, plus a period of secret fascination ...
  • Barker, Martin (2006)
    How quick can a scary movie establish a devoted fan following that turns a desired cinematic object into a contemporary cult classic? Pretty quickly, judging by the reception trajectory of Ginger Snaps. Less than five years ...
  • Barker, Martin (2008-06)
    Hollywood in the 1990s was a complicated place, and source of films. As well as the tent-pole summer and Christmas blockbusters, and the array of genre or mixed-genre films, through its finance houses and distribution ...
  • Mathijs, Ernest; Barker, Martin (Walking Tree, 2007)
    Following the release in 2001 of the first film of Peter Jackson's adapted trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of The Ring, a wave of 'Ring Fever' swamped the world, with reprints of the novel, ...
  • Barker, Martin; Mathijs, Ernest (2005)
    It is widely recognized that students' vernacular engagements with a subject such as films can interfere with their willingness to make them an object of academic study. This essay reports the findings of a small action ...
  • Barker, Martin (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
    The process of translating works of literature to the silver screen is a rich field of study for both students and scholars of literature and cinema. The fourteen essays collected here provide an up-to-date survey of the ...
  • Barker, Martin (Manchester University Press, 2004)
    New Hollywood Violenceis a groundbreaking collection of essays devoted to an interrogation of various aspects, dimensions, and depictions of violence in New Hollywood filmmaking. 'New Hollywood' refers to the return to ...
  • Mathijs, Ernest; Barker, Martin (Peter Lang, 2008)
    How did audiences across the world respond to the films of The Lord of the Rings? This book presents findings from the largest film audience project ever undertaken, drawing from 25,000 questionnaire responses and a wide ...

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