Valuing Films

Shifting Perceptions of Worth

  • Laura Hubner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Valuing Films

    1. Laura Hubner
      Pages 1-10
  3. Politics, Criticism and the Canon

  4. Fans, Audiences and Shifting Canons

  5. Institutions of Taste, Quality and Value

  6. Afterthoughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Laura Hubner
      Pages 217-219
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 220-228

About this book


This volume gets to the heart of what films mean to people on personal, political and commercial levels. Exploring value judgements that underpin social, academic and institutional practices, it examines the diverse forms of worth attributed to a range of international films in relation to taste, passion, morality and aesthetics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Hubner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WinchesterUK

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