They are shot on high-definition digital cameras-with computer-generated effects added in postproduction-and transmitted to theatres, websites, and video-on-demand networks worldwide. They are viewed on laptop, iPod, and cell phone screens. They are movies in the 21st century-the product of digital technologies that have revolutionised media production, content distribution, and the experience of movie-going itself.
21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to these global transformations and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is playing in determining the digital future for world cinema. It offers clear, concise explanations of a major paradigm shift that continues to reshape our relationship to the moving image. Filled with numerous detailed examples, the book will both educate and entertain film students and movie fans alike.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Dixon and Foster give readers an enjoyable, informative tour through popular productions and the business models and cultures that surround and impact them. The informal prose and diverse subject matter make this volume--in contract to a great deal of film criticism--appealing to a wide-range of audiences. Recommended."