The DVD and the Study of Film

The Attainable Text

Authors: Parker, M.

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Drawing on interviews with producers, directors, and scholars, and examining the DVD's supplementary features, this book explores how the format, at its best, combines the enthusiasm of a fan, cinematic nostalgia, and scholarly insight.

About the authors

Mark Parker is a Professor of English at the James Madison University. Deborah Parker is a Professor of Italian at the University of Virginia.

Reviews

"A remarkable job of capturing the story of the Criterion Collection.Absolutely spot on and highly illuminating...A balanced, coherent, and compelling narrative." - Michael Nash, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Warner Music Group.

"A fascinating account of the evolution of home video from the laserdisc to the DVD with its multiple track audio commentaries and rich supplementary content enabling the broader public to engage more deeply in cinema studies. The book s in-depth interviews and critical analysis gives an unequaled first person perspective and deep insight into film studies in the modern age." - Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft"I know of no other study of the DVD 'revolution' that is as detailed and suggestive as this stylish, lucid investigation. An early scholarly foray into a field this massive, relatively new, and constantly changing cannot be expected to cover all the issues or answer all the questions, but this book does an admirable job raising important questions and identifying new directions in film reception." - Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art, University of Pennsylvania


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The DVD and New Media

    Parker, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • DVD Production and DVD Producers

    Parker, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Setting the Standard: The History of The Criterion Collection

    Parker, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 47-72

  • Directors and DVD Commentary: The Specifics of Intention

    Parker, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

  • Directorial Commentary and Film Study: The Case of Atom Egoyan

    Parker, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 97-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The DVD and the Study of Film
Book Subtitle
The Attainable Text
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11913-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230119130
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11044-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29287-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 195
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