21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation

21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation


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They are shot on high-definition digital cameras—with computer-generated effects added in postproduction—and transmitted to theaters, 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 revolutionized media production, content distribution, and the experience of moviegoing 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813551258
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 09/12/2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

WHEELER WINSTON DIXON is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His many books include the recently published A History of Horror (Rutgers University Press).

GWENDOLYN AUDREY FOSTER is a professor in Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and editor in chief of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video.

Table of Contents


1. The Digital Century

2. Constructing an Audience

3. The Globalization of the Moving Image

4. The New Auteurs

5. The Moving Image Is Everywhere



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