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By Wheeler Winston Dixon

ISBN-10: 0813551242

ISBN-13: 9780813551241

They are shot on high-definition electronic cameras—with computer-generated results additional in postproduction—and transmitted to theaters, web content, and video-on-demand networks all over the world. they're seen on computer, iPod, and cellphone monitors. they're videos within the twenty first century—the fabricated from electronic applied sciences that experience revolutionized media construction, content material distribution, and the adventure of moviegoing itself.

21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to those worldwide modifications and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is enjoying in deciding on the electronic destiny for global cinema. It bargains transparent, concise causes of a huge paradigm shift that maintains to reshape our dating to the relocating photograph. jam-packed with various special examples, the e-book will either teach and entertain movie scholars and film fanatics alike.

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For a site that is less than 6 years old, YouTube commands enormous clout in the imagistic marketplace, spawning its own award ceremony, and legally running clips from NBC’s television shows under an agreement to boost conventional television viewership as well as music videos from Warner Music Group and EMI (“YouTube”). While much of the material posted in 10-minute (maximum) segments on YouTube is pirated from existing films, television shows, commercials, and other copyrighted sources, a great deal of the content is original material created by tech-savvy users, showcasing either their own assorted “talents” or creating mini movies with a strong genre backbone (science fiction, horror, and political thrillers being some of the most popular formats).

In 2007, a new website, Hulu, joined the competition, creating a portal that, as one observer puts it succinctly, offers commercial-supported streaming video of TV shows and movies from NBC, Fox and many other networks and studios. Hulu videos are currently offered only to users in the United States. Hulu provides video in Flash Video format, including many films and shows that are available in 480p. In addition, some TV shows and movies are now offered in high-definition. Hulu also provides web syndication services for other websites including AOL, MSN, MySpace, Yahoo!

Cieply and Barnes 1) The contemporary film audience is young, uncertain about the future, and suspicious of authority figures; and viewers are looking for an easy way to escape their increasingly mundane lives. 5 million for producing the latest incarnations of Friday the 13th (2009) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (Newcomb 273)? Escapism, of course, comes in many flavors, and feel-good films account for only a middling percentage of the theatrical viewing audience. Horror films are reliable box-office performers, cheap to produce, and almost guaranteed to make money, especially if they’re part of a franchise that’s been rolling on for more than 3 decades.

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