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date: 19 May 2022


A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

(n cinephile) A loving fascination with, and depth of knowledge of, cinema and films. Commentators identify two main forms of cinephilia: classical, espoused by a small, highly knowledgeable, community united by exclusive tastes in film; and contemporary, implying a broader-based, consumerist, engagement with cinema, usually associated with the use of new technologies for delivery and viewing of films. A third type, centred around ... ...

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