The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture, and Technology
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - 179 páginas
As the DVD becomes the popular vehicle of record for films, it is also becoming a unique and unprecedented way for the interested viewer to learn more about filmmaking than has ever been possible before. Because of its ability to reproduce the dimensions and quality of the celluloid image, film fans and scholars can have practically perfect reproductions of classic and contemporary films at their disposal. Not only will this book be of interest to the burgeoning population of DVD fans and collectors, but it will provide insights that should be of interest to both students of popular culture and of film.
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Home DVD viewing has become such an integral and powerful part of the Ameri- can film experience that it is likely to soon achieve in perception what it already has in fact : dominance over the filmmaking world .
Many DVDs include commentaries , biographies , and other types of extras ; some interactive , others requiring connection to the Internet , all intended to entice the home fan who might already own the movie on videotape .
It is already evident . Nelson Coates , the production designer for Imposter ( Gary Fleder , 2002 ) , says that one of the goals of today's moviemaker is to " end up with a stronger movie on first , second , and third viewings .
In fact , some are already finding it passe , predicting its demise in favor of movies downloaded and stored on hard drives , following the pattern we have been seeing with music — and with concomitant concern over piracy and file ...
We are at the beginning of a transforma- tion that will be as invigorating to discussion as it already is for viewing , and I hope I to provide a small contribution to it . Another problem I faced when planning this book was how to deal ...
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CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE AT OUR HOUSE
DVD FAN CULTURE
THE SPECIAL EDITION DVD
THE DVD AUDIO COMMENTARY
THE DVD THE FILM SCHOLAR AND THE CLASSROOM
THE QUESTION OF OWNERSHIP