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On-Demand Culture: Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower

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The movie industry is changing rapidly, due in part to the adoption of digital technologies. Distributors now send films to theaters electronically. Consumers can purchase or rent movies instantly online and then watch them on their high-definition televisions, their laptops, or even their cell phones. Meanwhile, social media technologies allow independent filmmakers to raise money and sell their movies directly to the public. All of these changes contribute to an andldquo;on-demand culture,andrdquo; a shift that is radically altering film culture and contributing to a much more personalized viewing experience.

Chuck Tryon offers a compelling introduction to a world in which movies have become digital files. He navigates the complexities of digital delivery to show how new modes of accessandmdash;online streaming services like YouTube or Netflix, digital downloads at iTunes, the popular Redbox DVD kiosks in grocery stores, and movie theaters offering digital projection of such 3-D movies as Avatarandmdash;are redefining how audiences obtain and consume motion picture entertainment. Tryon also tracks the reinvention of independent movies and film festivals by enterprising artists who have built their own fundraising and distribution models online.

Unique in its focus on the effects of digital technologies on movie distribution, On-Demand Culture offers a corrective to address the rapid changes in the film industry now that movies are available at the click of a button.

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On-Demand Culture is unique in its focus on the effects of digital technologies on movie distribution. It offers a compelling introduction to a world in which movies have become digital files and navigates through the complexities of digital delivery to show how new modes of access (online streaming services, digital downloads , DVD kiosks in grocery stores) are redefining how audiences obtain and consume motion picture entertainment and destabilizing the business of culture.

Synopsis:

Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo or celebrating arcade games in Wreck-It-Ralph, Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. Flickers of Film offers a nuanced look at the benefits and risks of this nostalgia, considering how it registers industry-wide uncertainty with the dominance of the digital, even as it ignores the people whose livelihoods have been most affected by the economic transformations of the digital era.and#160;

About the Author

CHUCK TRYON is an assistant professor in the English department at Fayetteville State University. He is the author of Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence (Rutgers University Press) and has written for Screen, the Journal of Film and Video, Popular Communications, and the Canadian Journal of Film Studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Coming Soon to a Computer near You

2. Restricting and Resistant Mobilities

3. andldquo;Make Any Room Your TV Roomandquot;

4. Breaking through the Screen

5. Redbox vs. Red Envelope, or Closing the Window on the Bricks-and-Mortar Video Store

6. The Twitter Effect

7. Indie 2.0

8. Reinventing Festivals

Conclusion

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813561097
Subtitle:
Nostalgia in the Time of Digital Cinema
Author:
Tryon, Chuck
Author:
Sperb, Jason
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Communications-Telephony
Subject:
digtial content delivery
Subject:
Netflixs
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20151228
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 photographs
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Film History and Theory
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Engineering » Communications » Telephony

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"Synopsis" by ,

On-Demand Culture is unique in its focus on the effects of digital technologies on movie distribution. It offers a compelling introduction to a world in which movies have become digital files and navigates through the complexities of digital delivery to show how new modes of access (online streaming services, digital downloads , DVD kiosks in grocery stores) are redefining how audiences obtain and consume motion picture entertainment and destabilizing the business of culture.

"Synopsis" by ,
Whether paying tribute to silent films in Hugo or celebrating arcade games in Wreck-It-Ralph, Hollywood suddenly seems to be experiencing a wave of intense nostalgia for outmoded technologies. Flickers of Film offers a nuanced look at the benefits and risks of this nostalgia, considering how it registers industry-wide uncertainty with the dominance of the digital, even as it ignores the people whose livelihoods have been most affected by the economic transformations of the digital era.and#160;

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