Beyond the Multiplex

Beyond the Multiplex

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Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and mediaa€”from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Interneta€”shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venuesa€”especially the, March 22, 2000, May 2, 2000, May 16, 2000, July 19, 2000, and September 14, 2000. ... Online has used its sitea#39;s shorts to advertise the Chevy Venture WB edition, a vehicle equipped with an entertainment center complete with TV monitor ... and Jason Shuman,, which laments the tendency for everyone who has access to a camera to use it to create a spoof, and a€œScrew Da Blairanbsp;...

Title:Beyond the Multiplex
Author:Barbara Klinger
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2006-03-13


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