Movies and conduct [Herbert Blumer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pages It is the reproduction of the old book published long. Movies and Conduct: A Payne Fund Study. Table of Contents. Herbert Blumer. Table of Contents | Next | Previous. Author’s Preface · Chapter 1: Problem and. This article focuses on an early work of Herbert Blumer, Movies and Conduct, a study which reports the reactions of moviegoers to motion pictures. Contrasting.

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Fuller in their Children and the Movies: There were so glumer studies in the early years of cinema, so many anguished articles, doubtless so many sermons preached from pulpits, all seeking to explain the huge attraction of motion pictures among the young and trying to assess the damage done.

Movies And Conduct

Male, 20, white, college junior — Later Valentino. Then I remembered the afternoon before I had seen Nazimova smoke a cigarette, and I decided that would be my next move.

I remember being so paralyzed with fear that I could scarcely get out of bed, but once my feet touched the floor I ran as fast as I possibly could to my mother and spent not only that night but the next one, also, with her. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Male, 20, white, college sophomore. Oya Morva added it May 29, You can take bkumer leave the analysis that goes with the text, but the short memoirs themselves are vivid, eloquent and revealing. And so much more. The memoirs are fascinating. Are their conduct, ideals, and attitudes affected by the movies? There is more on imitation of dress, mannerisms, etiquette and modes of behaviour, and how tips from the stars might be adopted when dating:.

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Male, 20, white, college junior — Two peculiar events are still impressed upon my mind as directly resulting from the influence of the movies.

Why must they be portrayed as ignorant, superstitious animals instead of decent people that are just as capable of doing great things as any other race; all they need is the chance. We wore this plot almost threadbare and then began to use Indians as the villains.

Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. Female, 17, Negro, high-school senior — It seems to me that every picture picturing a Negro is just to ridicule the race.

There is a lot of testimony on taking love-making tips from the movies, with Valentino frequently cited as a model, as in this droll, self-mocking example: Female, 19, white, college sophomore — The horror-pictures and serials used to frighten me when I was a child. Female, 17, white, high-school senior. I had expected a dry sociological tome, but it was more interesting than I had expected. Hyde and, especially the Gorilla, and how they cried I had expected a dry sociological tome, but it was more interesting than I had expected.

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Herbert Blumer Movies and Conduct

I remember distinctly the scene which frightened me so. Did children in the 19th century have the same intensive identifcation with novels or magazines, and did this continue into the next century alongside the new passion for films? The questions posed are reasonable enough, but they are underpinned by a fear of the young, a fear of a loss of control.


Return to Book Page. As so often in later studies, the authors are unable to trace actual behavior changes to the influence of films, so those who assume films are causing a generation of delinquents were doubtless dissatisfied with the report. Often I get ideas of how much freedom I should have from the way in which fellows and girls are given privileges in the movies, because they can wear the best of clothes, make plenty of money, go nearly any place they I choose, become well known throughout the country movirs enjoy all the luxuries of life.

Female, 19, white, college sophomore — Then came blummer time when I became interested in men. There is much evidence here for anyone keen to explore the social impact of cinema particularly on the young in the s and the mysteries of spectatorship.

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I think 19th century children bumer have had less input top their imaginative lives from books and magazines. Vrindha marked it as to-read Feb 07, It is the same with other dark races besides the Negro. I laid the foundation with movie material.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I like the idea of cinema as imaginative revolution and, indeed, the difference may simply be quantitative rather than qualitative i. Contains many descriptions of women talking about how they loved Valentino and John Gilbert, people describing their fright at Phantom of the Opera, Dr.

Anr Lashin marked it as to-read Nov 16,