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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Charles H.
dc.contributor.authorMichelle, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Ann
dc.contributor.authorHight, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T03:27:44Z
dc.date.available2014
dc.date.available2014-12-05T03:27:44Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationDavis, C. H., Michelle, C., Hardy, A., & Hight, C. (2014). Framing audience prefigurations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: The roles of fandom, politics and idealised intertexts. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 11(1), 50–87.en
dc.identifier.issn1749-8716
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/8909
dc.description.abstractAudiences for blockbuster event-film sequels and adaptations often formulate highly developed expectations, motivations, understandings and opinions well before the films are released. A range of intertextual and paratextual influences inform these audience prefigurations, and are believed to frame subsequent audience engagement and response. In our study of prefigurative engagements with Peter Jackson’s 2012 film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we used Q methodology to identify five distinct subjective orientations within the film’s global audience. As this paper illustrates, each group privileges a different set of extratextual referents – notably J.R.R. Tolkien’s original novels, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings film trilogy, highly localised political debates relating to the film’s production, and the previous associations of the film’s various stars. These interpretive frames, we suggest, competed for ascendancy within public and private discourse in the lead up to The Hobbit’s international debut, effectively fragmenting and indeed polarising the film’s prospective global audience.
dc.format.extent50 - 87
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.participations.org/Volume%2011/Issue%201/4.pdf
dc.rightsThis article has been published in Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies. ©2014 The Authors.
dc.subjectprefiguration
dc.subjectaudiences
dc.subjectfilm
dc.subjectThe Hobbit
dc.subjectThe Lord of the Rings
dc.subjectreception studies
dc.subjectQ methodology
dc.subjectprefiguration
dc.subjectaudiences
dc.subjectfilm
dc.subjectThe Hobbit
dc.subjectThe Lord of the Rings
dc.subjectreception studies
dc.subjectQ methodology
dc.titleFraming audience prefigurations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: The roles of fandom, politics and idealised intertexts
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfParticipations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
pubs.begin-page50
pubs.elements-id82089
pubs.end-page87
pubs.issue1
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume11


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