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21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation
by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Rutgers University Press, 2011
Cloth: 978-0-8135-5124-1 | Paper: 978-0-8135-5125-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5198-2
Library of Congress Classification PN1993.5.U6D475 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.430973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.


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