Film and Television after DVDs argues that DVD technology is part of a shift that heralds a new age for film and television, critically examining the implications of DVD technology for key concerns within the fields of television, film an

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Film and Television After DVD

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Film and Television after DVDs argues that DVD technology is part of a shift that heralds a new age for film and television, critically examining the implications of DVD technology for key concerns within the fields of television, film an

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James Bennett is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at London Metropolitan University. His work is primarily concerned with digital television and television stardom. It has appeared in New Review of Film & Television Studies, Multimedia Histories, Studies in Australasian Cinema, Screen, Convergence and Media International Australia (with Niki Strange).

Tom Brown is a Lecturer in Film at the University of Reading. His research is focused primarily on the analysis of the relationship between film style and technology, the role of spectacle in French and American "classical" film, and the history of "direct address" in the cinema.

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Table of Contents


James Bennett (London Metropolitan University) & Tom Brown (University of Warwick)

1. DVD and home film cultures

Professor Barbara Klinger (Indiana University)

2. Representing DVD as new technology

Professor William Boddy (City Univerity of New York)

3. The Relationship between DVD, Television Scholarship, and Aesthetics

Dr. James Walters (Birmingham)

4. A taste for leeches: DVDs, cultural hierarchies and queer consumption

Glyn Davis (University of Bristol)

5. DVD of Attractions? The Lion King and the digital theme park

Tom Brown (University of Warwick)

6. Re-Directing films: Authorship and the DVD

Catherine Grant (University of Kent)

7. The purpose and practice of academic DVD commentaries

In conversation with Professor Ginette Vincendeau (Kings College, London) & Caroline Millar (British Film Institute)

8. DVDs and the political economy of attention

Jo T Smith (University of Auckland)

9. Prefiguring DVD bonus tracks: Making-ofs and behind-the-scenes as historic television programming strategies

John T. Caldwell (UCLA)




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