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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

November 11, 2014
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Drive-Ins, and the Stubborn Usefulness of Film Nostalgia

Interstellar (2014) made its well-known debut last weekend. In Chicago, the film (yes, we can still call it that) screened in its “intended” format of 70mm at the Navy Pier IMAX. Its appearance there and at other such venues was predictably celebrated by old school cinephiles as yet another defiant declaration of celluloid’s continuing...
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Revisiting Region Codes

September 10, 2014
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Revisiting Region Codes

Understanding the DVD region code in 2014.
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Populist or Prestige? Amazon’s Attempts to Brand Pilot Season

August 28, 2014
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Populist or Prestige? Amazon’s Attempts to Brand Pilot Season

Amazon Studios's Pilot Season attempts to frame itself as a “disruption” of both the traditional Hollywood development system and Netflix’s production of prestige television.
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I, Reboot (Part II)

May 20, 2014
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I, Reboot (Part II)

This second installment of "I, Reboot" dives into the origins of the reboot-as-narrative-analogy and distinguishes "reboot" from "ret-con."
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I, Reboot (Part 1)

May 8, 2014
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I, Reboot (Part 1)

What is a reboot, then? This is the overarching question of this series of articles and one which I have been wrestling with for six years or so.
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Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

February 6, 2014
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Bollywood, Hollywood — Trollywood?

Somewhere in the British/American relationship, a distinct genre of television has originated, which I propose to call “Trollywood.”
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Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

October 25, 2013
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Check-in vs. See It: How Twitter’s Latest Moves Impact GetGlue

The Twitter-Comcast partnership and their See It feature could have interesting consequences for lesser social networks like GetGlue and Viggle.
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

September 6, 2013
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Why Verizon v. FCC Matters for Net Neutrality— and Why It Doesn’t

The policy battle over net neutrality is heating back up with the hearing in Verizon v. FCC. Here's what's at stake in the case.
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What Are You Missing? Aug 5 – Aug 18

August 18, 2013
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What Are You Missing? Aug 5 – Aug 18

Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

August 14, 2013
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Let’s talk about search: Some lessons from building Lantern

This week, Lantern, a search and visualization platform for the Media History Digital Library, reached its first wide public.
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E3 Preview: Big Changes for the Gaming Industry

June 10, 2013
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E3 Preview: Big Changes for the Gaming Industry

E3 begins this week and with it will come more news on Sony and Microsoft's new consoles. What might we learn and how will it change the entire gaming industry?
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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and the Low-Budget Superhero Film

May 22, 2013
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<i>Superman IV: The Quest for Peace</i> and the Low-Budget Superhero Film

The imminent release of Man of Steel on June 14 begs a reflection of 1987's overlooked installment, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
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