They are shot on high-definition digital cameras-with computer-generated effects added in postproduction-and transmitted to theatres, websites, and video-on-demand networks worldwide. They are viewed on laptop, iPod, and cell phone screens. They are movies in the 21st century-the product of digital technologies that have revolutionised media production, content distribution, and the experience of movie-going itself.
21st-Century Hollywood introduces readers to these global transformations and describes the decisive roles that Hollywood is playing in determining the digital future for world cinema. It offers clear, concise explanations of a major paradigm shift that continues to reshape our relationship to the moving image. Filled with numerous detailed examples, the book will both educate and entertain film students and movie fans alike.
Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His many books include the recently published A History of Horror (Rutgers University Press).||Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, a professor of film studies, women's studies, and cultural studies in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the author of eight books. Her most recent book, Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema, was named an outstanding title in the humanities for 2004 by Choice