Revue de presse
Beyond the Screen offers a fascinating and insightful study into the way that technology is changing the relationship between moving image and audience and how these changes are reshaping the very meaning of cinema. Combining historical, narratological, industrial and audience research of case studies ranging from major studio releases to experimental mobile films and ARGs, Atkinsons book offers essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what cinema is becoming. --Elizabeth Evans, Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, Nottingham University, UK
Beyond the Screen is a welcome and refreshing investigation of the art form we call cinema. However, this century-old form of screen-based storytelling has vaulted over the antiquated definitions of it that we have customarily used, and Dr. Atkinson examines the new world of cinema in all of its many forms. She investigates transmedia storytelling, audience sourced stories, stories told on iPads and many other emerging genres. To help the reader grasp the various concepts she discusses, she not only works out a new grammar for the field but also offers numerous case histories, some of which might already be known to the reader but a number of which are sure to be unfamiliar but fascinating. --Carolyn Handler Miller, author of Digital Storytelling, Third Edition: A Creators Guide to Interactive Entertainment
Présentation de l'éditeur
Beyond the Screen presents an expanded conceptualization of cinema which encompasses the myriad ways film can be experienced in a digitally networked society where the auditorium is now just one location amongst many in which audiences can encounter and engage with films. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through numerous examples and case studies of recent and near-future developments.
Through analyses of narrative, text, process, apparatus and audience this book traces the metamorphosis of an emerging cinema and maps the new spaces of spectatorship which are currently challenging what it means to be cinematic in a digitally networked era.