Screen Traffic-CL

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November 2003



A study of Hollywood, the internaitonal markets, and the way movies are actually shown in theaters.


Part I Theorizing contemporary cinemagoing 1. Global audiences and the current cinema; 2. Traveling cultures, mutating commodities; 3. Matinees, summers and the practice of cinemagoing Part I Structures of cinematic experience 4. Crisis and settlement in exhibition and distribution; 5. "Here come the Megaplexes"; 6. Zones and speeds of international cinematic life; 7. Northern screens; 8. The miniaturization of the theme park, or after the "death" of cinema; 9. Cinemagoing as "felt internationalism"


Charles R. Acland is Associate Professor of Communications Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. He is the author of "Youth, Murder, Spectacle: The Cultural Politics of "Youth in Crisis"" and coeditor of "Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions."


" ... this is a worthwhile, and in many ways, ground-breaking study."--The Times Higher Education Supplement, 2 July 2004 "Screen Traffic is a creative blend of both fact and theory. It begins from a current observable transformation of the film industry: moviegoing and megaplexes--to which it adds both policy reflection and cultural studies. Acland is to be commended for his innovative and engaging scholarship, which not only provides insight to the cultural practices and commercial realities of cinema culture, but also stands as an excellent resource for communication scholars interested in work on global products and the global audience. Rather than merely draw upon the work of other authors, Acland's book will itself become an inspiration to other authors."--2004 Robinson Book Prize Committee "Acland's work in Screen Traffic is representative of truly impressive research combined with a number of original theoretical ideas that provide a fresh perspective on the binary arguments that normally characterize discussions of globalization."--Nancy Fallen, Velvet Light Trap "[R]efreshing... Acland's deliberate merging of popular culture, industry discourse and economic data mark Screen Traffic as a fascinating contribution to cinema theory... Screen Traffic provides a much needed amount of accelerated media culture at the end of the twentieth century... [A]n insightful and thought provoking analysis of the globalized and cross-marketed media landscape."--Leanne Downing, Screening the Past "[A]n impressive feat. Charles Acland's Screen Traffic deserves to reach a broad, international audience."--Ted Magder, Canadian Journal of Communication "Screen Traffic addresses the recent, fundamental shifts in cinema, yet it also is about nothing less than the spatial, temporal, and 'intermedial' reorganization of everyday life. Indeed, what's remarkable about this book is its relevance to--and / resonance with--recent changes in other media industries, including book and music publishing."--Ted Striphas, Cultural Studies
EAN: 9780822331759
ISBN: 0822331756
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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