The Resource American film in the digital age, Robert C. Sickels

American film in the digital age, Robert C. Sickels

Label
American film in the digital age
Title
American film in the digital age
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Sickels
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Prior to being broken up by the Supreme Court in 1946, the movie industry was a vertical monopoly controlled primarily by eight studios. Ironically, today just six vertically and horizontally integrated companies have a worldwide monopoly on all forms of media. How did this vast power become so concentratedùand where do we go from here? The American film industry has entered a new era. American Film in the Digital Age traces the industrial changes since 1990 that have brought us to this point, namely: the rise of media conglomerates, the proliferation of pornography through peripheral avenues of mainstream media, the role of star actors and directors in distributing and publicizing their own pet projects, the development of digital technology, and the death of truly independent films. Author Robert Sickels draws straight lines from the movies to music, DVDs, video games, fast food, digital-on-demand, and more, to demonstrate how all forms of media are merging into one. He explores the irony that the success of independent films essentially killed independent cinema, showing how it has become almost impossible to get a film released without the imprimatur of one of the big six media companiesùFox, Viacom, TimeWarner, Disney, General Electric, or CBS. In the end, using recent, popular films as examples, he explains not only how we got where we are, but where we're likely headed as well
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sickels, Robert
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1994
LC item number
.S532 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in media.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmwirtschaft
  • Film
  • Digitales Kino
  • Filmwirtschaft
  • USA
  • USA
Label
American film in the digital age, Robert C. Sickels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : American film in the digital age -- From the business of film to the business of entertainment : Hollywood in the age of digital technology / by Yannis Tzioumakis -- The guillotine has fallen and the beaches of Malibu are littered with carcasses : the death of American independent movies -- Sex and censorship since Monicagate : whither the artistic "X"? -- Genre goes pastiche : genre in contemporary Hollywood -- Navigating the contemporary Hollywood business model : directors in the digital age -- The rise and fall of the $100 million paycheck : Hollywood stardom since 1990 / by Anne Helen Petersen -- TV : the last best hope? -- "The future, Mr. Gittes. The future" : next wave filmmaking and beyond
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780275998622
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)548555694
  • (OCoLC)ocn548555694
Label
American film in the digital age, Robert C. Sickels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : American film in the digital age -- From the business of film to the business of entertainment : Hollywood in the age of digital technology / by Yannis Tzioumakis -- The guillotine has fallen and the beaches of Malibu are littered with carcasses : the death of American independent movies -- Sex and censorship since Monicagate : whither the artistic "X"? -- Genre goes pastiche : genre in contemporary Hollywood -- Navigating the contemporary Hollywood business model : directors in the digital age -- The rise and fall of the $100 million paycheck : Hollywood stardom since 1990 / by Anne Helen Petersen -- TV : the last best hope? -- "The future, Mr. Gittes. The future" : next wave filmmaking and beyond
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780275998622
Isbn Type
(hard copy : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010034690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)548555694
  • (OCoLC)ocn548555694

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