Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

Streaming: Movies, Media, and Instant Access

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by Wheeler Winston Dixon
     
 

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A study of how digital technology has altered contemporary filmmaking, including audience habits. — The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education

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A study of how digital technology has altered contemporary filmmaking, including audience habits. — The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chronicle of Higher Education

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"Dixon, a professor of film studies and English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has a long history of compelling publications about film. His books include A History of Horror (2010), Visions of the Apocalpyse: Spectables of Destruction in American Cinema (2003), Disaster and Memory: Celebrity Culture and the Crisis of Hollywood Cinema (2009), Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood (2012), and Film: Talk Directors at Work (2007). He is also coeditor in chief of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. — Moving Image Archive News" — Moving Image Archive News

"This is a very interesting book...It's no-technical, and very easy to read. It's also very much worth checking out." — The Midwest Book Review

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10/01/2013
The streaming of media content is revolutionizing how consumers access movies, music, and literature. Dixon examines the influence of this technological shift on contemporary filmmaking and viewing and its wider impact for consumers of all types. The author (film studies, Univ. of Nebraska; coeditor, Quarterly Review of Film and Video; A History of Horror; Film Talk: Directors at Work), an authoritative source on the subject, briefly tells readers how streaming video works and how the shift toward digitization has changed the industry playing field and describes emerging technologies that will continue to affect the consumer experience. Dixon also explores the consequences of the disappearance of film stock on filmmakers, particularly small, independent ones, and what he calls the "lost age of Classicism." At fewer than 200 pages, the book is broad and general rather than exhaustive and academic. Dixon succeeds in creating an engaging and interesting read that summarizes how streaming is changing both entertainment production and consumption in far-reaching ways. VERDICT This title will appeal to readers interested in the current film industry and developing digital technology.—Dave Valencia, Seattle P.L.

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ISBN-13:
9780813142173
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
05/12/2013
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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