Time to watch: Temporality of film viewing practices

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In this article I argue that film audience research would benefit from the theoretical framework of social practice theory. By analysing film viewing practices’ temporal organization we are able to yield new thinking regarding contemporary film audiences and how film viewing survives as a distinct practice despite its blurring boundaries following the increasing choice of viewing platforms. Drawing from 21 qualitative interviews about film viewing practices, this article brings forward how duration, sequence, synchronization, periodicity and tempo impact the ways films are consumed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalParticipations: journal of audience and reception studies
Publication statusSubmitted - Feb 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Cinema
  • Film audience research
  • Film viewing
  • Social practice theory
  • Temporality


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