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The Resource Cinemulacrum : a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010, Aaron Sultanik

Cinemulacrum : a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010, Aaron Sultanik

Label
Cinemulacrum : a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010
Title
Cinemulacrum
Title remainder
a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Sultanik
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cinemulacrum, a conflation of "cinema," the art of the Hollywood film, and simulacrum, a reality counterfeit, was coined to designate contemporary media culture. This period is distinguished by the advent of digital film/video, an ideology of fantasy as the central narrative of movies and television, and a ruling audience demographic of the young adult. A pre-cinemulacrum era (1960-1980) and Age of Cinemulacrum (1980 to the present day) are demarcated to examine the fall--and rise--of classical Hollywood and the hegemony of television in a media dyad of movies and television. Cinemulacrum argues that the convergence of technology, ideology, and audience represent the primary factors surrounding the social immediacy of movies and television, and that video, fantasy, and the young adult have replaced film, realism, and the family as the outstanding attributes of contemporary media culture. A contemporary vision of media culture emerges in the 1980s. George Lucas and Steven Spielberg lead a populist new wave, combining technological modernity with a retro sensibility grounded both in B-movie melodramas and the genteel, domesticated television sit-coms of the 1950s. Television, however, gains an unrivaled authority through the spinoff production model and the expanded resources of cable with its 24/7 news, sports, and movies. Advocating a new or alternate history of movies and television, the author assesses critical trends from America's hybrid media culture. The pre-cinemulacrum era is unraveled through an "apocrypha of violence"--A cycle of conflicting portrayals of movie violence and heroism in Bonnie and Clyde, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Taxi Driver, and Rocky. The Age of Cinemulacrum is then characterized by the 'making of simulacra'--the proliferating nature of movie sequels, prequels, and "special editions"--and by television's multi-generational young adult demographic of The Cosby Show, Seinfeld, and The Simpsons. The author concludes his study with an annotated timeline--"The Seven Ages of Cinemulacrum"--listing the history-making movies and television programs in contemporary media culture."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sultanik, Aaron
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.A1
LC item number
S858 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Television
  • Video recordings
  • Television
Label
Cinemulacrum : a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010, Aaron Sultanik
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Fall-and Rise-of Classical Hollywood: Ben-Hur (1959)-The Godfather (1972) -- Neoclassicism and Postmodernism in American Cinema of the Seventies -- The Age of Cinemulacrum -- Afterword: Jean-Luc Godard and the Death of Cinema: Notre Musique (2005)-Avatar(2009)
Control code
779265276
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 120 pages
Isbn
9780761858416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779265276
Label
Cinemulacrum : a secret history of film/video, 1960-2010, Aaron Sultanik
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Fall-and Rise-of Classical Hollywood: Ben-Hur (1959)-The Godfather (1972) -- Neoclassicism and Postmodernism in American Cinema of the Seventies -- The Age of Cinemulacrum -- Afterword: Jean-Luc Godard and the Death of Cinema: Notre Musique (2005)-Avatar(2009)
Control code
779265276
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 120 pages
Isbn
9780761858416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)779265276

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