21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation by Wheeler Winston Dixon

By Wheeler Winston Dixon

They are shot on high-definition electronic cameras—with computer-generated results additional in postproduction—and transmitted to theaters, web pages, and video-on-demand networks world wide. they're considered on desktop, iPod, and mobile phone displays. they're videos within the twenty first century—the manufactured from electronic applied sciences that experience revolutionized media construction, content material distribution, and the adventure of moviegoing itself.

21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to those worldwide alterations and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is taking part in in making a choice on the electronic destiny for global cinema. It deals transparent, concise factors of a huge paradigm shift that maintains to reshape our courting to the relocating photo. choked with a number of exact examples, the e-book will either train and entertain movie scholars and film lovers alike.

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Viral videos on numerous websites now spread around the world in a matter of minutes, gathering millions of viewers, transforming existing distribution models, as well as viewer expectations. Even contemporary television is embracing this new viral culture, most notably Al Gore’s Current Television network, which debuted on August 1, 2005, and consists for the most part of viewer-created content, often with a definite Leftist political stance, in the form of pods, or short videos of anywhere from 4 to 10 minutes in length, on average, making it perhaps the first television cable network in which viewers are actually genuine participants.

39 D CHAPTER TWO Constructing an Audience In the 21st century, filmgoers use the movies as a means of escape. Films that challenge the viewer or are hard to decode are often unsuccessful. The Hurt Locker, for example, won the 2010 Academy Award for best picture, and its director, Kathryn Bigelow, won for best director (a first for a woman); but the film did only a fraction of the business of James Cameron’s Avatar, which is now, amazingly, the most successful film of all time from a financial viewpoint.

The answer is clearly a matter of personal opinion. ” Some images will survive; others will not. One can easily argue that the digitization of our visual culture will lead to the further preservation of its filmic source materials rather than the other way around. With a whole new market opening up for these films of the past, the master negatives are being taken out of the vault and digitally transferred for popular conservation, with one especially desirable side effect: newer audiences now know of the film’s existence.

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