Apart from a few exceptions local cinema histories have only appeared in France in the course of the last 35 years of the twentieth century when film historiography in general seemed to be in decline. This essay deals with the nature of these local studies their very limited access their interest and their function. More generally this essay addresses this issue with regards to the relation between micro-history and macro-history.

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TMG Journal for Media History; Vol 9, No 2 (2006): Cinema in context; 97-109

Meusy, Jean-Jacques. (2006). Local cinema histories in France: an overview. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 9(2), 97–109. doi:10.18146/tmg.551