Karel Dibbets's research while affiliated with University of Amsterdam and other places

Publications (3)

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While the Netherlands tried to maintain neutrality during World War I, the belligerent nations watched the country and its public opinion closely. At the same time, the French, English, and German authorities used propaganda to influence Dutch public opinion. The famous documentary film The Battle of the Somme (1916) is seen as a prime example. Its...
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Cinema Context (www.cinemacontext.nl) is a website and tool for researching the history of film culture in the Netherlands. It provides basic information about the Who, What, Where and When of film exhibition and distribution, from its origins to the present. At the same time the site allows researchers to analyse the available data and to study pa...
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While the Dutch government tried to maintain neutrality during World War I, the belligerent nations closely watched the Netherlands and its public opinion. At the same time, the French, English, and German authorities used propaganda to influence Dutch public opinion. The famous documentary film The Battle of the Somme (1916) is a good example. Its...

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... The distribution channels of French firms, which had already developed in the Netherlands before the war, facilitated the distribution of productions from the French Army Film Unit. 46 One could | 29 ...
... Apparently, Germans learned quickly, and the failure in neutral countries (see Dibbets andGroot 2010, Smither 2005) of bombastic military fi lms Graf Dohna und seine Möwe and Bei unseren Helden an der Somme led to an instant change of strategy: melodramas and romantic comedies, set ideally in a scenic setting and starring the internationally acclaimed German actress and war widow Henny Porten, fantastic features made by Paul Wegener, comic relief off ered by Ernst Lubitsch's comedies and detective series Joe Deebs, proved much more successful than the offi cial propaganda. German propaganda offi cers decided wisely not to screen in neutral countries fi lms with overtly propagandist message, such as propaganda cartoons John Bull (1917) or Das Säugetier (1917. ...
... Verhoeven, 2016). Digital data and tools allow for an unprecedented extension of quantitative analyses of cinema markets within and across national borders (Dibbets, 2010), yet these opportunities have not been exploited apart from in a handful of small-scale (pilot) studies (Biltereyst & Meers, 2016;Boter & Pafort-Overduin, 2009;Sedgwick, Pafort-Overduin, & Boter, 2012;van Oort & Pafort-Overduin, 2018). One of the most recent research projects to 112 research data journal for the humanities and social sciences 5 (2020) 109-125 tackle this challenge is European Cinema Audiences. ...