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Movie Culture at the American Video Store

Συγγραφέας: Herbert Daniel
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520279612
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 336
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Videoland"

Videoland offers a comprehensive view of the "tangible phase" of consumer video, when Americans largely accessed movies as material commodities at video rental stores. Video stores served as a vital locus of movie culture from the early 1980s until the early 2000s, changing the way Americans socialized around movies and collectively made movies meaningful. When films became tangible as magnetic tapes and plastic discs, movie culture flowed out from the theater and the living room, entered the public retail space, and became conflated with shopping and salesmanship. In this process, video stores served as a crucial embodiment of movie culture's historical move toward increased flexibility, adaptability, and customization. In addition to charting the historical rise and fall of the rental industry, Herbert explores the architectural design of video stores, the social dynamics of retail encounters, the video distribution industry, the proliferation of video recommendation guides, and the often surprising persistence of the video store as an adaptable social space of consumer culture. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, cultural geography, and archival research, Videoland provides a wide-ranging exploration of the pivotal role video stores played in the history of motion pictures, and is a must-read for students and scholars of media history.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Herbert Daniel
Κατηγορία: κινηματογράφος
ISBN: 9780520279612
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/03/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 336
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 590 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: illustrations


List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Video Rental and the "Shopping" of Media Part I. The History and Culture of Video Rental 1. A Long Tale 2. Practical Classifications Part II. Video Stores and the Localization of Movie Culture 3. Video Capitals 4. Video Rental in Small-Town America Part III. Circulations of Video Store Culture 5. Distributing Value 6. Mediating Choice: Criticism, Advice, Metadata Coda: The Value of the Tangible Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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