By Barbara Klinger
Because the mid-eighties, extra audiences were observing Hollywood videos at domestic than at motion picture theaters, but little is understood approximately simply how audience event movie outdoors of the multiplex. this is often the 1st full-length research of the way modern leisure applied sciences and media--from cable tv and VHS to DVD and the Internet--shape our encounters with the flicks and have an effect on the classy, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores themes resembling domestic theater, movie accumulating, vintage Hollywood motion picture reruns, repeat viewings, and net movie parodies, delivering a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of movies in U.S. families. Balancing background with theoretical and cultural research, she reveals that this present day cinema's strong social presence can't be totally grasped with no contemplating its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues--especially the house.
Read Online or Download Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home PDF
Similar customs & traditions books
This publication explores the moral and social implications of unilateral presents of esteem, supplying a perceptive consultant to the uniquely South Asian participants to theoretical paintings at the present.
Purchase with self assurance - pride assured! Ex-Library - Library stickers-markings on backbone and primary web page. Pages shiny and seem fresh. Binding tight. minimum shelf part put on, indentations, nook bumping to hide. lightly used reproduction in stable to first-class .
What and the way we devour are of the main power offerings we are facing in way of life. no matter what we choose on notwithstanding, and notwithstanding mundane our judgements could appear, they are going to be inscribed with details either approximately ourselves and approximately our positions on this planet round us. but, nutrition has just recently develop into an important and coherent sector of inquiry for cultural reviews and the social sciences.
- How to Behave: A Pocket Manual of Etiquette, and Guide to Correct Personal Habits (Classic Reprint)
- The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm
- 52 Activities for Exploring Value Differences
- Drinking cultures : alcohol and identity
Additional resources for Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home
Early formulations depicted phonographs and motion picture projectors as conveying sounds and images to patrons, with the telegraph and telephone transmitting the signals long-distance, so that the effects could be experienced nationwide. Writing in 1912 in an article entitled “The Future of Home Theater,” S. C. ” One machine would combine Thomas Edison’s phonograph and Kinetoscope to show movies rented from libraries. ”2 The conception of media technologies as capable of collapsing the boundaries between private and public space deﬁned the home as a media hub that synthesized grand technical achievements.
37 One writer sets the scene for enjoying home media in a quite elaborate way: “It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday night and you’ve just topped off a sumptuous meal of braised lamb chops and roasted garlic potatoes with a perfect praline souffle. Your well-sated guests are waving no to a third cup of cappuccino. . As you glide toward the soft-upholstered sofa that beckons your guests, you tap the discreet keypad marked Entertain on the wall to your left. The dining room chandelier fades to darkness .
40 While columns such as “Snacks, Wine, and Videotape” and “Libations” may seem laughable, they simply revive an association between movies and food as old as the nickelodeon in the early 1900s. 41 In the 1930s, the movie house concession stand became a ﬁxture, institutionalizing the intimate relationship among cinema, beverages, and food that had already become a customary aspect of moviegoing. Watching TV shows or movies in the home has similarly included a long association between food and visual entertainment, as audiences consume everything from snacks to dinner in front of their sets.