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Box office, kinocentryzm i polskie kino lat dziewięćdziesiątych
Box Office, Cinemacentrism and the Polish Cinema of the 1990s

Author(s): Michał Piepiórka
Subject(s): Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego

Summary/Abstract: The Polish cinema in the 1990s struggled with many problems, mainly economic ones. In this period, Polish movies were not so popular, only few of them achieved a bigger box office success. The movie market of this time suffered from the lack of sufficient number of film copies. Due to this problem, the accessibility of specific movies was truly limited. This is the reason why the results of box office are not meaningful enough when researchers want to point to the most popular Polish movies of this period. Cinema is one of many channels of distribution and in the 1990s it was definitely marginalised by the audience. Polish spectators were watching native films on TV or on video players more often than in the cinemas. So the researchers who want to describe the popular side of the Polish cinema of the 1990s should abandon the discourse of “cinemacentrism” and take a look at the other media.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 16 (23)
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish